.

Blink-182

"Up All Night"

Rolling Stone: star rating
Community: star rating
5 3.5 0
20
July 15, 2011

It's not exactly the "prog-rock Blink" that guitarist Tom DeLonge teased, but on their first track in six years, the reunited neo-punks do get loopier than ever. The three-and-a-half minute anthem synthesizes the ideas already brewing on the Greatest Hits cut "Not Now": Jagged riffs smash into warbled sci-fi synths, as DeLonge and bassist Mark Hoppus trade glum proverbs — "Everyone lives to tell the tale of how we die alone someday," Hoppus wails — before wrapping it all up in one neat wallop.

Listen to "Up All Night":

Related:
Backstage with Blink-182: Watch Tom DeLonge Live from his Dressing Room

20
prev
Song Review Main Next

ADD A COMMENT

Community Guidelines »
loading comments

loading comments...

COMMENTS

Sort by:
    Read More
    Around the Web
    Powered By ZergNet
    Daily Newsletter

    Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

    Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
    marketing partners.

    X

    We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

    Song Stories

    “Nightshift”

    The Commodores | 1984

    The year after soul legends Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson died, songwriter Dennis Lambert asked members of the Commodores to give him a tape of ideas. "And the one from Walter Orange has this wonderful bass line," said co-writer Franne Golde. "Plus the lyric, 'Marvin, he was a friend of mine' ... Within 10 minutes, we had decided it should be something like a modern R&B version of 'Rock 'n' Roll Heaven,' and I just said, 'Nightshift.'" This tribute to the recently deceased musicians was the band's only hit without Lionel Richie, who had left for a solo career.

    More Song Stories entries »
    www.expandtheroom.com