I’m going to get roasted here but if that was their best live performance they have a very low bar lol. I watched it and well Mark and Travis sounded good, Tom continues to be a terrible live singer and the weird punk rock voice he sings with on Blink sounds so bad to me, like he’s bored singing the versus. The one song they sounded really tight on was Edging. Watching them there gives me even more respect for what Green Day does.
To be fair to Blink they are a true 3 piece band and honestly thats just how Tom sings, its the same with Angels and Airways. Its not bad, I think its just a matter of taste.
Green Day has an additional 3 members on stage which of course leads to better performances by Billie because he has to do less work were as Tom (and previously Matt) has to do more. Not a diss to Green Day at all, in fact I would love to see Blink take on anothe guitarist, but I dont think its fair to compare their live performances because of that
Yeah, I’ve seen a lot of bands live and I would put Blink at or near the bottom of the list if I had to rank them and last night wasn’t any better. It was actually worse in a way because they sounded better live with Skiba in my opinion. I still enjoyed watching though and it’s good to see them all back together and having fun. I do prefer having the more contrasting singing voices back though as Hoppus and Skiba sounded too similar.
As for Pop Disaster, I was thinking about that last night since we’ll get a bit of a repeat of that at When We Were Young, glad I’ll be there to see it this time!
Yeah, I grew up going to shows, even really shitty ones, and Blink has never stood out as a great performance but definitely a great time. If that makes any sense. Totally agree with you re: liking having the voices back but feeling like they sounded better with Matt Skiba.
I loved their set, though, and it’s got me hyped for their tour! I’m also sure nerves played a part last night and can see them getting better going forward (before inevitable tour exhaustion sets in).
I mean lets be real. 1991 Green Day was already miles better of what Blink would ever achieve. Part of the reason I dont compare Blink and Green Day, at least when it comes to live stuff. Only thing really similar is they are both 3 piece bands and even then thats debatable with Green Day live
Oh, I don’t disagree and have intentionally never compared them beyond what you said and how they’ve each made their own individual impact on the industry. Their stories and history aren’t similar at all.
Lol well I don’t watch a lot of live Blink so aside from seeing them in person with Skiba, that was the only full show I’ve seen with Tom. I was not prepared for the Tom live voice and was really confused that fans were gushing about how great he sounded. But like I said, as long as fans are enjoying it then that’s all that matters
I promise that despite contributing to the Debbie Downerness, I am genuinely a fan and very excited for their comeback lol. I still watch old live GD shows from time to time but haven’t seen Blink since 2017, so it was just a bit jarring (especially with Tom being back) and immediately reminded me of 2002. But I’m sorry for being negative in your post and promise I’ll be a hyped fan going forward!