Blink 182 Alphabet Theory
September 10, 2011, 3:00 pm
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I’ve been a blink-182 fan ever since I saw the music video for Dammit on TV when I was 10 years old, but it wasn’t until the release of 2001’s Take Off Your Pants and Jacket that I started to notice something interesting about their album titles/album covers.
Their albums, in chronological order, are:
- Cheshire Cat
- Dude Ranch
- Enema of the State
- The Mark, Tom and Travis Show (Live Album)
- Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
- Self Titled
- Greatest Hits
Here’s where the pattern begins. Notice the alphabetical order of albums 2-5; B, C, D, E. That’s interesting enough, but the pattern seems to end there…until you examine their album covers.
I mean…the entire front cover is a large letter A. This one is easy.
We’ve already covered the next 4, but here are the covers anyway.
Their next release was The Mark, Tom and Travis Show, their live album. The cover is a cartoon of the band performing live, and what’s that on the kick drum?
That’s the F symbol for one of Travis’ company’s, Famous Stars and Straps. It makes sense that it’s there, and also conventently helps with this theory.
Next up is Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.
This is when I started to notice the pattern, as the only letter on the cover aside from the bands name is…yep…a ‘G’ on the jacket.
Why put a ‘G’? Was it just a random letter, or the band continuing their alphabet pattern? Let’s move on to the Self Titled album…
Nothing here…unless you bridge the gap between the green and purple paint lines.
A lower case letter ‘h’.
Here’s the flaw in the theory…but I suppose if you wanted to go for a stretch…
That’s just cheating. But seeing as this album was released after the band went on their ‘indefinite hiatus’, maybe the band didn’t have much say in it or didn’t care enough to continue with the letters at that point. But, after they got back together, and with the release of their new album, maybe they decided to include it as the ‘I’ and move on to the ‘J’. Check out their album cover for Neighbourhoods.
What’s that painted on the wall under the ‘B’ in ‘Blink’?
A ‘J’. Thus continuing Alphabet Theory.
Has anyone else noticed this? I can’t be the only one…
If the next album title begins with letter ‘K’, or the album cover contains a noticeable letter ‘K’ somewhere, maybe we’ll have our answer.
PS. That dang Greatest Hits album…getting in the way…
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