***Written by a staff writer at TheMusic***
LACK OF COMMUNICATION LED TO BLINK-182 BOMB
15 February, 2013
According to Blink-182 guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge, less than perfect critiques of the band’s 2011 comeback record Neighbourhoods can be attributed a complete lack of communication between the trio.
In recent interview, DeLonge told Daniel Cribb that Blink learnt from their mistakes made during the creation of that album – evident in their first independent release Dogs Eating Dogs, which hit shelves late last year.
“My aim was specifically to write music together and not apart, because for Neighborhoods we weren’t together at all – we just weren’t even really talking. This one was, ‘Let’s write music together, and let’s try and show a more progressive form of the band’. What I wanted to do was make [us] challenge Blink’s legacy to be more modernised with larger landscapes and more delicate compositions.”
“I wouldn’t change anything about that, very specifically because we were able to do it and it was an important conduit to get the band working again, and that’s really what its goal was. Its goal wasn’t to be the greatest Blink album, its goal wasn’t to be the greatest album – the goal was: can we make an album? And we did and now we can move on to make better stuff.”
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