SAN DIEGO — Members of pop-punk outfit Blink-182 are understandably mortified after just now putting together that the title “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket” may be misconstrued as a sophomoric play-on-words, frustrated sources confirmed.
“Talk about egg on our face, cripes! Our moms are going to listen to this, for heaven’s sake! It was just supposed to be a nice friendly album about first dates and amusement park rides, but now people are going to think we have potty mouths! Why didn’t anyone warn us?” said Blink bassist and co-founder Mark Hoppus, as he sullenly cradled his head in his hands. “Our good name: sullied! Twenty years of people snickering behind our backs at this egregious mistake. And poor Travis! Once Kourtney finds out about this it’s splitsville for them…reputation ruined.”
Former Blink guitar tech, and culprit who coined the album title back in 2001, Larry Palm showed little remorse when reached for comment.
“Oh, yes, I did it to sabotage the band’s pristine reputation as the goody-goodies of rock. I was sick of their boy-scout ethics and the swear jars they’d have strewn about the recording studio. Then they’d specifically record songs with explicit language, fill up the jars, and run off to donate it to charity, ” said Palms, from high in his mountain-top lair. “So then the studio time that day is down the drain! So I suggested that title, and those dopes just thought it was about being comfy in your clothes. I regret nothing. Well, wait, maybe I regret not asking for more residuals. That album was huge. Rats.”
Chairman and CEO of the RIAA Mitch Glazier is crestfallen over the recent pun reveal.
“We’re redacting the record’s double-platinum status effective immediately, end of story. It’s a crying shame, we really are a long way from the fine young lads we knew from ‘Dude Ranch,’ full of wholesome songs like ‘Dammit,’ an invigoratingly educational salute to the noble American beaver. I mean, a masturbation reference from a pop group? How uncouth,” said Glazier. “Well, much like the careers of other quote-unquote CLEVER wordsmiths like the Divinyls and the Vapors, Blink-182’s career will now be made an example of too. Oh and, Kourtney Kardashian: call me.”
When asked about the similar wordplay on the name “Enema of the State” the band admitted it was a typo, and was always meant to be titled “Enema of the Butthole…Used in a Medically Professional Manner.”