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Blink-182, also known to everyone else as Blink-182 or blink-182 if you want to be exact, is a three-piece pop-punk band from Poway, California. The band was formed in 1992 by Tom [=DeLonge=] (vocals/guitar), Mark Hoppus (vocals/bass) and Scott Raynor (drums). Raynor left the band in 1998, to be replaced by the semi-legendary Travis Barker (the guy with the tattoos who survived that plane crash). [=DeLonge=] left the group early in 2005, putting the band on hiatus until 2009, when they got back together "for real", according to them (due to Travis surviving said plane crash). They celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2012, released their latest EP, Dogs Eating Dogs in December of that year, and are set to work on a new album in 2013. [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Their current sound]] is a mixture of the traditional blink sound and various elements of the groups they formed during their hiatus.

Blink-182 are also known for their gross-out sense of humour, which they use for stage banter, and occasionally gets used for songs.

Tom [=DeLonge=] states that his influences are Music/ScreechingWeasel, Music/{{Descendents}}, Music/TheCure, and Music/{{NOFX}}. Mark's influences are similar, and Travis's influences in drumming come from hip-hop.

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!!Blink-182 provide examples of:

[floatboxright:Related Acts:
+ +44 (Mark Hoppus)
+ Music/AngelsAndAirwaves (Tom De Longe)
+ TheAquabats (Travis Barker)
+Box Car Racer (De Longe and Barker)
+ Psychowhite (Barker)
+ Transplants (Barker)
]

* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Subverted with Travis...up to the point that [[DoubleSubversion he actually starts playing]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKiTEwtJ_ak Travis versus Animal.]]
* AntiChristmasSong: "I Won't Be Home For Christmas", "Happy Holidays, You Bastard", "Boxing Day"
* AWildRapperAppears: Yelawolf shows up at the end of "Pretty Little Girl". While he's good friends with Travis and partnered up with him for their Psychowhite side project, this makes it only the second time a blink song had guest vocals.
* BoyBand: Parodied brilliantly in the video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ht5RZpzPqw "All the Small Things".]]
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Several song titles were changed namewise for the live album.
* TheBusCameBack: Looks like Boomer from the "First Date" video is out of prison. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lleJmyDQFvM No one is safe.]]
* CanonDiscontinuity: The band's first video "M&Ms", which the band pretty much disowned.
** Man Overboard was banished into discontinuity when fans started asking if the mean spirited TakeThat was about Scott Rayner, their previous drummer. However, it's now back in their live set as of 2011.
* CelibateHero: "Going Away To College".
* ClusterFBomb: Tom at live shows.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Started to head this way with the self-titled album and dove right in after they reunited with ''Neighborhoods'' as they had gone through a significant amount of turmoil throughout the hiatus, especially with the death of their long time producer Jerry Finn and the near death of Travis.
** They intended on including a few more LighterAndSofter songs on ''Neighborhoods'' with the humor that people came to expect from the band, but concerns of MoodDissonance and not having the time to put them on led them to be shelved for the time being. Apparently their next studio album might have a song with [[RefugeInAudacity an entire chorus about dicks]].
* DyingAlone: In "Adam's Song", the lyrics twice mention the words, "I never thought I'd die alone."
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The Prelude to "Heart's All Gone"
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: On ''Enema of the State'', "Going Away to College" fades into "What's My Age Again?". Makes sense, as the two songs are thematically connected (the former has the singer growing up, moving on, and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin going off to college,]] apparently leaving his girlfriend back in high school; the latter is about a ManChild who continues to pull childish shenanigans at age 23 and coming to terms with the fact that people are tired of dealing with his act).
* FauxYay: For better or worse, Mark and Tom's bromance inspired [[Music/FallOutBoy an entire]] [[Music/PanicAtTheDisco generation]] [[Music/AllTimeLow of pop-punk bands]] to play up stage gay for all its worth.
* GoodbyeCruelWorld: Subverted in "Adam's Song". While the song comes off as this at first, it ends on a much lighter note. WordOfGod says that the song is about loneliness in general, not suicide. [[WordOfGod Tom]], however, says that it ''is'' about suicide. It also doesn't help that Columbine Massacre survivor Greg Barnes killed himself while this song was on indefinite repeat. [[HarsherInHindsight So there's that.]]
* {{Goth}}: The video for "I Miss You".
* GrammarNazi: Mark, as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSNKhpq7pkI&t=11m here]], when he was a guest on ''NeverMindTheBuzzcocks''.
* IntercourseWithYou: "Feeling This" and "Always". Admittedly, they are also both break up songs, with sections in flashback that are very much [[IntercourseWithYou this trope.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A whole band full.
* LyricalDissonance: "Adam's Song" and "Carousel".
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: The band's direction as of "Neighborhoods", although it was hinted at with their self-titled album.
* NewSoundAlbum: "Neighborhoods" brings in elements of Music/AngelsAndAirwaves, +44, and Boxcar Racer, along with a lack of the juvenile content the band is known for. Understandable, considering what they've been through since 2005, but the fanbase reaction is [[BrokenBase inevitable]].
** Their self-titled album, that came before the hiatus, was also noticeably different from the rest of the blink-182 catalogue, with a more somber and introspective tone, almost to the point of being a TropeCodifier of {{Emo}} as we know it.
** The Dogs Eating Dogs EP goes like this: Neighborhoods styled song, oldschoolish blink song, (practically) an AVA song about the ZombieApocalypse, [[OutOfGenreExperience a folk song]], and another Neighborhoods song with [[AWildRapperAppears rap guest vocals]] at the end. People who weren't pleased with the direction blink has been going still aren't pleased now, but otherwise, the reception has been refreshingly positive.
* NoodleIncident: Scott Rayner's departure from the band. Tom and Mark refuse to talk about it at all, nor has Scott. The most popular theories are: Mark had Scott fired due to an alleged drinking problem, Scott bailing because he wanted nothing to do with the band "selling out" with a more commercialized direction, and him being utterly unprepared with fame and the lengthy tours that the band would be going on to promote their music and basically bowed out on his own free will.
** Man Overboard is widely seen as Blink 182's "response" to the departure of Rayner, even though the band denies it. Of course, they refuse to say WHO the song is about and continue to refuse to talk about why Rayner quit.
* OldShame: Whilst there's no indication any members of the band feel this way, Tom joked on the ''Enema of the State II'' DVD, that he can never do anything like run for political office, because the stuff he's gotten up to as a member of Blink 182 would provide easy ammo to destroy his campaigns.
** Some of their reactions to their older material can be seen as a mild version of this. Being pigeonholed as a joke band/simply a pop-punk band made it considerably more difficult to be taken seriously by a lot of their fans and the media when they tried branching out on later albums and their side projects. When it comes to live shows, Tom would prefer that the setlists were comprised mostly of songs from the Untitled album onward, while Mark knows riots are likely to ensue if they didn't play the more popular older songs. It's a strange balance they have to keep.
* OneOfTheKids: "What's My Age Again?"
* {{Pun}}: "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket", [[DontExplainTheJoke a subtle pun on]] [[ADateWithRosiePalms "Take Off Your Pants And Jack It"]].
* OutOfGenreExperience: "Boxing Day", intended to be a folk song.
* PunBasedTitle: ''Enema of the State'' and ''Take Off Your Pants and [[ADateWithRosiePalms Jacket]]'' (complete with a VisualPun cover)
* RealSoonNow: Expect to wait a long time for new releases from them, what with everything else they're juggling.
** [[{{Averted}} Except]] for Dogs Eating Dogs, they started on it around Halloween of 2012 and it came out in December of the same year. It's just way faster for them to get work done when they're actually in the same room.
* RearrangeTheSong: The band has done this with several of their songs for live shows:
** "Aliens Exist" has been reworked with new lyrics so that it's now about a closeted gay teenager comparing his secret sexuality to the notion of the government covering up the existence of aliens.
** "What's My Age Again" has lyric changes: "hell" is replaced with "fuck" and Mark, instead of singing "What's My Age Again" as part of the chorus, will occasionally sing "Where's My Asian Friend".
** "Going Away To College", when performed live, has Mark name-dropping his wife's name in the chorus, to make the song a love ballad from him to her.
** "Dammit" is considerably changed in live form: Tom now sings the chorus instead of Mark and the band sticks in verses from other songs during the instrumental break right before the final repeating of the chorus.
* RedOniBlueOni: Tom and Mark respectively.
* RepeatAfterMe: In their live album ''The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!)'', Tom addresses the audience: "I want all of you to say FUCK with me!" On the count of three, the audience yells out-- you guessed it-- "Fuck with me!" Mark asks Tom why he would want them to say that. [[DontExplainTheJoke They explain that Tom wanted them to say fuck, but he wanted them to say it with him]]. They try it a second time, and get it right.
* RockTrio
** FreudianTrio: Tom = TheMcCoy, Mark = TheSpock, and Travis = TheKirk
* SelfBackingVocalist: Usually averted - if the song is Tom's, he sang it and Mark provided the backing vocal; if the song is Mark's, the opposite happened; there are some occasional duets too, but the rule remains for the person who's not the "main" on that particular section (verse/chorus/bridge). Exceptions include "What's My Age Again?", "On-line Songs" and "Feeling This", all of which, at some point, have Mark's lead (sometimes double-tracked), Tom's backing ''and'' another harmony vocal by Mark.
* SelfDeprecation: Mostly by Tom: "we're professionals at what we do - we professionally suck!"
** If their merch is to be believed, their genre is "crappy punk rock".
* ShoutOut: From 'I Miss You': "[[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas We can live like Jack and Sally if we want, where you can always find me, and we'll have Halloween on Christmas]]."
** From 'Adam's Song': "[[Music/{{Nirvana}} I took my time, I hurried up; the choice was mine, I didn't think enough]]."
*** The title is also a reference to a ''Series/MrShow'' sketch, wherein the metal band Titannica writes a song called "Adam's Song (Try Again)," with the intent of getting a young fan to kill himself so they won't have to take him on tour with them. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Travis and Mark's short-lived band +44 (formed soon after blink's breakup) was supposed to be this. It's a stark contrast to Tom's post-blink band Music/AngelsAndAirwaves, which has a completely different style. Though it's now a moot point, since the band eventually got back together.
* StopAndGo: "Always".
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Averted with Travis Barker replacing Scott Rayner, as Travis was the polar opposite of the shy, normal looking Rayner.
* TakeThat: [[WordOfGod According to Tom and Mark, "Man Overboard" isn't about Scott Rayner]], the band's original drummer who left the band under mysterious circumstances and deny that the song is a mean-spirited attack against Scott (the song is about an unnamed drunken friend who Mark is glad is not around anymore and one of the rumors about why Scott Rayner left the band was that he had a drunken problem that caused Mark and Tom to fire him over). But the band won't say who the song is about and moreso, they had refused to even play it live up until their 2011 shows due to people repeatedly asking whether it was about Rayner.
* ToiletHumour: Frequently.
* TransparentCloset: Played with, most notably by Tom in the live version of "Aliens Exist".
* VulgarHumor:
** Several of their shorter, ruder songs, such as "Happy Holidays, You Bastard" and the misleadingly-titled "Family Reunion", whose lyrics consist entirely of the expanded version of Creator/GeorgeCarlin's SevenDirtyWords.
** They also seem to enjoy yelling things of varying obscenity, like "Fuck [[TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]]!" and "Orgasm!", right before starting a song live.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Travis most of the time.
** [[StupidSexyFlanders Stupid sexy Travis.]]
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The video for "First Date".
* WindowLove: The video for "Feeling This".
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