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mack_paulson
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simpleguy
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Is blink-182 an influential band?

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simpleguy
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/7/2014 Category: Music
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 997 times Debate No: 48650
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mack_paulson

Pro

Anyone care to debate whether blink-182 is influential. I believe despite their toilet humor they are.
Note: This debate isn't about whether they are punk.
simpleguy

Con

I accept the challenge. Burden of proof is on Pro, I shall refute any argument he/she/it makes.
Debate Round No. 1
mack_paulson

Pro

blink-182 was formed in 1992 and spearheaded the second wave of pop-punk. The New York Times as asserted "No punk band of the 1990s has been more influential than Blink-182"
They influenced countless acts some of which being Fall Out Boy, Paramore and anything under Fueled by Ramen Records. While bringing acts such as Jimmy Eat World, New Found Glory and Motion City Soundtrack to the spotlight. I believe this alone is enough to consider them influential. But tell me what you're thoughts are "simpleguy"
http://m.mtv.com...

http://www.nytimes.com...
simpleguy

Con

My thoughts are that you have not demonstrated Blink 182 is influential. In the NY Times article you provided, the argument was that Blink 182 paved the way for other bands. Not only is paving the way not synonymous with influential, there is no evidence to suggest that these bands wouldn't have existed or created the same music without the existence of Blink 182. I therefore resolve that the resolution has not been met at all.
Debate Round No. 2
mack_paulson

Pro

mack_paulson forfeited this round.
simpleguy

Con

I extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
mack_paulson

Pro

mack_paulson forfeited this round.
simpleguy

Con

simpleguy forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 3 years ago
Zarroette
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro never made an argument relevant to the debate, and Con pointed that out. Conduct to Con for Pro's forfeits.