Blink 182, Dude Ranch/Enema of the State
Probably like tons of dumb teenage Dawson’s Creek viewers, I couldn’t get “What’s My Age Again” out of my head for weeks so I bought Enema of the State. I remembered their song “Dammit” from Dude Ranch and figured I might as well grab that also.
I like to imagine all dudes in California have another dude that walks around with them to harmonize odd phrases with each other. as in “hey man. what’swhat’s… goinggoing… …on?…on?”
Though Blink 182 seem to use every cliche in the “pop-punk manual” (harmonies, double-time verses, dramatic pauses) you don’t care, which is exactly the way it’s supposed to be. Great pop music.
The first couple of days, all I listened to was “Dammit” and “What’s My Age Again.” After more and more spins though, I started taking a shine to every other song on the records. Each song is catchy and consequently, every one grows on you. So much fun.