Episode 61 is here! Frank wanted 90’s and we got 90’s! We go over the 1999 Diamond album from Blink-182, Enema of the State! Savino is not a big fan of the pop punk genre, how will he rate this? Frank loves ehh-mo!!
Enema of the State is the third studio album by American rock band Blink-182, released on June 1, 1999, by MCA Records. After a long series of performances at various clubs and festivals and several indie recordings throughout the 1990s, Blink-182 first achieved popularity on the Warped Tour and in Australia following the release of their second album Dude Ranch (1997) and its rock radio hit “Dammit.” To record their third album, Blink-182 turned to veteran punk rock producer Jerry Finn, who previously worked on Green Day‘s breakthrough album Dookie (1994). Enema was the band’s first album to feature second drummer Travis Barker, who replaced original drummer Scott Raynor.
Enema of the State was an enormous commercial success, although the band was criticized as synthesized, manufactured pop only remotely resembling punk, and pigeonholed as a joke act due to the puerile slant of its singles and associating music videos. The album sold over 15 million copies worldwide, catapulting the band to become one of the biggest rock bands of the turn of the millennium. “What’s My Age Again?“, “All the Small Things“, and “Adam’s Song” became hit singles and MTV staples, generating heavy radio airplay. Enema of the State has retrospectively been reappraised as a quintessential pop-punk album and has had an extensive impact on the genre, reinventing it for a new generation, influencing numerous bands, and spawning countless tributes and accolades.
Mark Hoppus – bass, vocals
Tom DeLonge – guitars, vocals
Travis Barker – drums
Jerry Finn – production, mixing engineer of “The Party Song” and “Wendy Clear”
Tom Lord-Alge – mixing engineer
Sean O’Dwyer – recording engineer
Darrel Harvey – assistant engineer
John Nelson – assistant engineer
Robert Read – assistant engineer
Mike Fasano – drum technician
Brian Gardner – mastering engineer
Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. – keyboards on “What’s My Age Again?,” “Adam’s Song,” “All the Small Things,” “Wendy Clear,” and “Anthem”
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