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Box Car Racer lyrics

Box Car Racer was a side-project from two members of the band Blink-182, featuring guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker. DeLonge formed Box Car Racer to experiment with and record ideas he felt were not "Blink-friendly", along with Travis Barker. David Kennedy from Hazen Street completed the group and an eponymous album was ready to be recorded. Tom was insistent on a bass player, so he hired Anthony Celestino who was Kennedy's friend. Guests on the album included Mark Hoppus from Blink-182 on the song "Elevator", and Tim Armstrong from Rancid and Jordan Pundik from New Found Glory on "Cat Like Thief".


DeLonge and Barker claim the group was heavily influenced by Dischord emo, citing influences such as Rites of Spring, Fugazi and later era post-hardcore bands such as Quicksand and Jawbox.


Box Car Racer took a hiatus after their headlining tour in the fall of 2002. DeLonge has stated publicly that the project has served its purpose, and is now permanently defunct.


Origin of name


Travis Barker has always liked the name Box Car Racer. Tom Delonge immediately fell in love and then later realized that it was the same name as the Japan bomber. He wasn't happy with it but DeLonge wanted to be politically correct. So he states that the band's name comes from the B-29 Bomber which dropped the second wartime atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. The plane's name was "Bockscar". Tom has said in an interview that he had seen the name misspelled as "Boxcar", and thus, dubbed the band under that name for their music and lyrics pertaining heavily to love and war. He wanted the band to also have a three word name, another reason for the name "Box Car Racer".


Members


Tom DeLonge - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, bass (2002?2003)
Travis Barker - drums, percussion, keyboards, piano (2002?2003)
David Kennedy - lead guitar, vocals (2002?2003)
Touring members
Anthony Celestino - bass (2002?2003)

Discography


Albums
Year
Title
Chart positions
US
UK
2002
Box Car Racer
MCA Records
12
27
Singles
Year
Title
Chart Positions
Album
U.S. Hot 100
U.S. Mod.

UK Singles Chart

2002
"I Feel So"
120
8
41
Box Car Racer
2003
"There Is"
?
32
?
a "?" denotes a single did not chart

Videography


DVD
Year
Title
Label
2002
Box Car Racer
MCA Records
Music videos
Year
Title
Director
2002
"I Feel So"
Nathan "Karma" Cox, Tom DeLonge
2003
"There Is"
Alexander Kosta

See also


Blink-182
Hazen Street
Angels & Airwaves
Transplants
+44
New Found Glory
Rancid
Fugazi

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