What's Our Age Again? No Filler Goes Back To School & Jams Out To Blink-182

What's Our Age Again? No Filler Goes Back To School & Jams Out To Blink-182

We kick off our batch of episodes devoted to our awkward teenage years with a look at a band that sings about boners and dysentery: the one and only Blink-182 and their 1999 record Enema of the State. And while the juvenile lyrics, addictive melodies and fast-tempos certainly appealed to a younger crowd, it was perhaps their music videos that catapulted Mark, Tom, and Travis into the mainstream stratosphere. Whether it was streaking through the streets of L.A. in or poking fun at the boy bands that shared the TRL spotlight, the trio was a pretty consistent fixture on MTV's Total Request Live, and solidified Blink-182 as the adolescent kings of pop-punk rock.

Episode Tracklist

  • Blink-182 - "What's My Age Again"
  • Blink-182 - "Aliens Exist"
  • Blink-182 - "Going Away To College"
  • Blink-182 - "Adam's Song"
  • FEWS - "The Zoo"
  • Pile - "Prom Song"

Sidetrack: Two-Thirds of Blink 182 Go Dark: Tom Delonge Gets Serious With Box Car Racer

For our Sidetrack this week we dive into Box Car Racer, the shortly lived side project of Blink 182's Tom Delonge. During recording sessions of Blink's second studio album, "Take Off Your Pants And Jacket", Delonge began experimenting with different guitar stylings with an acoustic in hand. Coupled with an increasingly grim day-to-day life while recovering from a back injury, Delonge also began writing songs with darker and darker lyrics. With the help of Travis Barker behind the kit, Box Car Racer gave Delonge an outlet to express the darker side of his songwriting.

Tracklist 

  • Box Car Racer - "Sorrow"
  • Box Car Racer - "Letters To God"
  • Barrie - "Habits"
  • Raincoats - "Fairytale in the Supermarket"
  • Grass Widow - "Tattoo"
  • Box Car Racer - "Elevator"