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Blink-182

The pop punk trio blink-182 was formed in the suburbs of San Diego, California around guitarist/vocalist Tom Delonge,bassist/vocalistMark Hoppus, and drummer Scott Raynor. Originally known as simply Blink, the band debuted in 1993 with a self-released EP, Fly Swatter.After releasing the album Buddha in 1994, the trio signed to Grilled Cheese/Cargo and released CheshireCat the following year. The threatof a lawsuit from a similarly named Irish band forced them to change their name to blink-182, butthe group earned a higher profile touringthe world with Pennywise and NOFX on the 1996-1997 Wa ...read more

The pop punk trio blink-182 was formed in the suburbs of San Diego, California around guitarist/vocalist Tom Delonge,bassist/vocalistMark Hoppus, and drummer Scott Raynor. Originally known as simply Blink, the band debuted in 1993 with a self-released EP, Fly Swatter.After releasing the album Buddha in 1994, the trio signed to Grilled Cheese/Cargo and released CheshireCat the following year. The threatof a lawsuit from a similarly named Irish band forced them to change their name to blink-182, butthe group earned a higher profile touringthe world with Pennywise and NOFX on the 1996-1997 Warped Tour, plus appearing oninnumerable skate/surf/snowboarding videos.

The third blink-182 LP, Dude Ranch, was jointly released in 1997 by Cargo and MCA. Dude Ranch expanded the group's audienceand wentplatinum by the end of 1998, due in part to the popularity of their infectious teen anthem, "Dammit (Growing Up)." Thegroup also signedofficially with MCA, which released the band's fourth album, Enema of the State, in the summer of 1999. Thealbum, produced by Jerry Finn(Green Day, Rancid), also welcomed a new member into the trio's ranks; Travis Barker, formerly withthe Aquabats, settled in on drums afterRaynor left midway through a 1998 U.S. tour. Enema was greeted with almost immediatesuccess, and helped the band achieve themainstream status of toilet-humored pop-punk kings that Dude Ranch had only hinted at.Driven by the commercially successful singles"What's My Age Again?," "All The Small Things," and "Adam's Song," music videos forthe three songs (whose clips included themes ofstreaking and boy band spoofs) were MTV smashes as well.

After selling over four million copies of Enema of the State, the trio played on with the limited-edition release The Mark, Tom, andTravisShow (The Enema Strikes Back) in fall 2000. The album featured the band's radio hits in a live setting, intertwined with theirquirky sense ofhumor as well as the new song "Man Overboard." Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, issued in spring 2001, saw theband return to their SoCalpunk rock roots. Maturity, of a sort, came with 2003's self-titled album, released on Geffen. Not only didthe album sport a song ("All ofThis") that featured Robert Smith of the Cure, but "I Miss You" also topped the modern rock charts in2005.

In February 2005, however, popular as ever and seemingly indestructible, blink-182 unexpectedly announced they would be goingon an"indefinite hiatus," supposedly to spend more time with their growing families. Asking fans for help in selecting tracks, thegroup issuedGreatest Hits that November. Bandmembers also continued on with other projects: Barker -- who had previouslyreleased an album withDelonge as Boxcar Racer -- continued playing with the Transplants and running his clothing company,Famous Stars and Straps. His familywas also spotlighted in the MTV reality show Meet the Barkers. Hoppus carried on with hisAtticus fashion venture, began producing -. starting with Motion City Soundtrack's Commit This to Memory -- and hosting his ownpodcasts. He further began work with Barker in a newband, Plus 44. Delonge also continued work with his lifestyle clothingcompany, Macbeth, and formally announced his new project, Angelsand Airwaves, that fall.---- FROM MTV.COM « hide

Similar Bands: Angels And Airwaves, Sum 41, Green Day, Alkaline Trio, Box Car Racer

LPs
California
2016

2.8
308 Votes
Neighborhoods
2011

3.2
1,234 Votes
Blink-182
2003

3.8
2,859 Votes
Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
2001

3.7
2,608 Votes
Enema of the State
1999

3.8
2,831 Votes
Dude Ranch
1997

3.7
1,787 Votes
Cheshire Cat
1995

3.3
1,070 Votes
EPs
Dogs Eating Dogs
12/18/2012

3.4
369 Votes
They Came to Conquer... Uranus
1995

3.5
51 Votes
Buddha
1994

3.1
500 Votes
Flyswatter
1993

3.2
184 Votes
Live Albums
The Mark, Tom, And Travis Show
2000

3.9
643 Votes
Compilations
Greatest Hits
2005

3.9
717 Votes

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