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About: Blink-182 is an American pop punk band consisting of vocalist and bass guitarist Mark Hoppus, vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Travis Barker. They have sold over 27 million albums worldwide since forming in Poway, California in 1992. With original drummer Scott Raynor they released their debut album Cheshire Cat in 1994 and achieved moderate success with its follow-up, 1997's Dude Ranch, which went on to sell over one million copies. Raynor was replaced by Barker midway through a Blink-182 is an American pop punk band consisting of vocalist and bass guitarist Mark Hoppus, vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Travis Barker. They have sold over 27 million albums worldwide since forming in Poway, California in 1992. With original drummer Scott Raynor they released their debut album Cheshire Cat in 1994 and achieved moderate success with its follow-up, 1997's Dude Ranch, which went on to sell over one million copies. Raynor was replaced by Barker midway through a 1998 tour.
The band achieved greater success with 1999's multi-platinum selling Enema of the State, which reached #9 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the singles "What's My Age Again" and "All the Small Things", the latter of which became the highest-charting song of their career by reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Blink-182 gained popularity for their irreverent sense of humor, and the follow-up album Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001) reached #1 in the United States, Canada, and Germany. The eponymously-titled Blink-182 followed in 2003 and was a stylistic shift for the group, infusing experimental elements into their usual pop punk formula which resulted in a more mature sound.
DeLonge left Blink-182 in early 2005, sending the band into indefinite hiatus. He went on to form Angels & Airwaves while Hoppus and Barker formed +44. Hoppus also pursued a career as a television host while Barker continued working in music as a producer and solo artist. Blink-182 reunited in February 2009 and their sixth studio album, Neighborhoods, is scheduled to be released September 27, 2011.
Cheshire Cat is the debut studio album by the American punk band Blink-182. Recorded at Westbeach Recorders in Los Angeles and produced by O and the band themselves, the album was released on February 17, 1994 through local independent record label Cargo Music. "M+M's" and "Wasting Time" were released as singles to promote the album, and received popularity locally through radio play.
The trio were signed to Cargo after impressive live performances and demos. The album was produced over a period of three days at Westbeach, as the band lacked money for additional days of recording. The record was originally released with the band's name as Blink, until an Irish techno band of the same name threatened legal action, after which the band appended "-182" to the end of their name.
Released during the breakthrough year for punk rock in California, the album brought the band a small amount of success in thriving San Diego music scene as the band started to gather a following. The record has received positive reviews in the years following its' initial release, and it cited by fans and critics as an iconic release.
Dude Ranch is the second studio album by American punk band Blink-182. Recorded at Big Fish Studios in Encinitas, California with producer Mark Trombino, the album was first released on June 17, 1997 in the United States on independent label Cargo Music. The follow-up to their successful debut Cheshire Cat (1994), the record was a success and "Dammit", "Apple Shampoo", "Dick Lips", and "Josie" were released as singles, with the former and latter receiving the greatest success.
The band recorded the album in late 1996. With lyrical material written periodically over the band's nonstop tours from 1995 to 1996, as well as completed songs, the band recorded with Trombino in sessions that lasted for one month. During the production for Dude Ranch, the members of Blink-182 were plagued with difficulties only made worse by the quick schedule: bassist Mark Hoppus and guitarist Tom DeLonge, co-vocalists for the band, were having vocal problems and drummer Scott Raynor had to record his drum tracks with both heels broken, on crutches.
Promoted by lead single "Dammit", which brought the band to a new audience and helped gain mainstream popularity, the album received positive reviews and has been certified platinum by the RIAA. Thanks to increased popularity, the band signed with MCA Records in 1998 to handle increased distribution. Raynor would be fired the same year and replaced with Travis Barker. The record has been cited as a classic in the development of the pop punk genre.
Enema of the State is the third studio album by American pop punk band Blink-182. Recorded at various locations throughout California with producer Jerry Finn, the album was first released on June 1, 1999 in the United States on MCA Records. "What's My Age Again?", "All the Small Things" and "Adam's Song" were released as singles, each highly successful.
The follow-up to the band's successful sophomore record, Dude Ranch, the band booked multiple recording sessions to produce the album. Shortly before production began, the band fired original drummer Scott Raynor, who was replaced by Travis Barker. The band strived to achieve a cleaner sound in the studio than that of their previous efforts. The iconic album cover features porn star Janine Lindemulder in a nurse uniform.
The highly anticipated record received positive reviews from professional music critics and was a major commercial success worldwide. It has sold over 15 million copies worldwide, making it the trio's highest selling album. In the years following the album's release, Enema of the State and its pervasive impact on music has allowed critics to regard it as a landmark pop punk album.
Take Off Your Pants and Jacket is the fourth studio album by the American pop punk band Blink-182. Produced by Jerry Finn, the album was released on June 12, 2001 through MCA Records. Blink-182, after the massive commercial success of their previous album, Enema of the State, entered the studio in late 2000 to record a follow-up to Enema. The title is a tongue-in-cheek pun on male masturbation ("take off your pants and jack it").
The album was a huge success, debuting at #1 and selling more than 350,000 copies in its first week on the Billboard 200, becoming the band's only album to do so. It is Blink-182's second best selling album. The album has sold 4.5 million records worldwide, while going double platinum in the United States. The album contains the hit singles "The Rock Show", "Stay Together for the Kids", and "First Date" while "Anthem Part Two" also received radio airplay. The singles (with the exception of "Anthem Part Two") later appeared on Blink 182's Greatest Hits album.
Blink-182 is the eponymously-titled fifth studio album by the American pop punk band Blink-182. It was produced by Jerry Finn, and was released on November 18, 2003 through Geffen Records. After touring for their previous album, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001), the band members took a break and subsequently participated in various side projects (Box Car Racer and Transplants). Recorded throughout 2003, Blink-182 marks a departure from the band's earlier work, infusing experimental elements into their usual pop punk sound, inspired by lifestyle changes (the band members all became fathers before the album was released) and side projects.
The album was a commercial success in the United States, bolstered by lead singles "Feeling This" and "I Miss You". Despite some mixed criticism from fans regarding the band's new musical elements, Blink-182 earned largely favorable reviews from music critics and has been certified platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). "Down" and "Always" were released as the third and fourth singles from the album, respectively. Blink-182 was the band's final studio album before going on hiatus in 2005 and eventually reuniting in 2009, as well as the final Blink-182 record produced by longtime producer Jerry Finn, who died in 2008.
Neighborhoods is the sixth studio album by the American pop punk band Blink-182, tentatively scheduled for release September 27, 2011 through Geffen Records. Their first album of new material in eight years, its recording followed the band's 2009 reunion after a four-year hiatus. It will be the first Blink-182 album produced by the band members without the help of an outside record producer.
The album has suffered numerous delays. Although several demos were recorded in 2009, work on the album began in earnest in June 2010. In April 2011 the band cancelled a European tour, as recording of the album was taking longer than expected. As a result, Geffen Records gave the band a July 31 deadline. The record's first single, "Up All Night", premiered July 14, 2011. ... (more) (less)