Box Car Racer

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Box Car Racer was a side-project created by Tom DeLonge of blink-182. While blink took a break in 2002, DeLonge formed Box Car Racer to experiment with and record ideas he felt were not "blink-friendly". DeLonge soon enlisted Travis Barker, stating that he didn't want to pay for a studio drummer.

David Kennedy from Hazen Street completed the trio and an eponymous album Box Car Racer was recorded in 2002. DeLonge did all the bass work for the album, but Anthony Celestino was their touring bass player. Guests on the album included Mark Hoppus from blink-182, Tim Armstrong from Rancid and Jordan Pundik from New Found Glory.

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.

Box Car Racer took a hiatus after their headlining tour in 2003. DeLonge has stated publicly that the project is now defunct and will never reunite. He is now concentrating on Angels and Airwaves.The Box Car Racer album poster can be seen in the background ending scene of the movie Along Came Polly.


Origin of name
The band's name comes from the B-29 Bomber which dropped the second wartime atomic bomb on the Nagasaki, Japan. The plane's name was "Bockscar". Tom has said in an interview that he has seen the name misspelled as "Boxcar


Members
Tom DeLonge - Vocals/Guitar
Travis Barker - Drums
David Kennedy - Guitar
Anthony Celestino - Bass

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October 24th, 2006 at 09:51am
I like them =D
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October 25th, 2006 at 09:58am
Best song ever = There Is
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November 18th, 2006 at 05:00am
I like Don't Leave her Smile
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December 6th, 2006 at 03:06pm
why was mark left out of this?
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December 6th, 2006 at 06:14pm
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I like Don't Leave her Smile
you mean Cat Like Thief? Laughing
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December 6th, 2006 at 06:15pm
Tomek:
why was mark left out of this?
It was Tom's "experiment," I think it was him testing out what he needed to do to make his own solo album, like AvA..but that's just me..
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January 8th, 2007 at 12:06pm
I love the album. Sorrow is one of my favorite songs ever. Too bad Mark isn't in the band.
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January 20th, 2007 at 03:40pm
This band was amazing, to bad like Blink they broke up. AVA and +44 just aren't the same.
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January 22nd, 2007 at 12:18pm
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My favorite Box Car Racer line. Cassie
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February 2nd, 2007 at 06:38pm
I love Box Car Racer.. My favourite is There is. And second is I feel So. =]
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February 20th, 2007 at 07:32pm
Box Car Racer is one of my favorite bands.
Every song they've made is amazing.
But my favorites are:

Sorrow.
Elevator.
All Systems Go.
I feel so.

It's all incredible.


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February 21st, 2007 at 09:55am
I love 'Cat like thief'. Cheese
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February 21st, 2007 at 10:54pm
ive been listening to I Feel so a lot latley
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March 5th, 2007 at 08:30pm
Make you Smile.:
I love 'Cat like thief'. Cheese


Me too, but Tim Armstrong's voice gets on my nerves.


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March 6th, 2007 at 10:49am
Hum Hallelujah.:
Make you Smile.:
I love 'Cat like thief'. Cheese


Me too, but Tim Armstrong's voice gets on my nerves.


Cheese

No, I kinda like the annyoyingness of it idk. lmfao


Also liking: There is & Elevator Ah
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March 6th, 2007 at 01:52pm
Make you Smile.:
Hum Hallelujah.:
Make you Smile.:
I love 'Cat like thief'. Cheese


Me too, but Tim Armstrong's voice gets on my nerves.


Cheese

No, I kinda like the annyoyingness of it idk. lmfao


Also liking: There is & Elevator Ah


Ahaha.

It kinda sounds like he's about to throw up or something and he's holding it back by singing.

He sings kinda high, then goes low.

lmfao
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