Blink-182 were at the height of their popularity when it came time to record the follow up to Enema of the State. The recording sessions were extremely difficult as each of the three band members had very different ideas of what the group should sound like. The record label was also actively involved and, in fact, pushed the band to write the two biggest hits of the album, “First Date” and “The Rock Show”. In the end the album went on to sell 2 million copies in the U.S.
Fun Fact: There is only one song on the album where the two singers Mark Hoppus and Tom Delonge share lead vocal duties and that’s “Stay Together For the Kids”, a song that was close to both of them coming from divorced families.
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