It’s rare that a band that has two acts, although not impossible. The survivors of Joy Division managed to do quite well as New Order. The Barenaked Ladies were once written off as dead before roaring back to life. And how many times has Black Sabbath risen from the dead?
Green Day is another example. They’d run out of gas by the end of the 90s and contemplated breaking up for good. But then they reinvigorated themselves with their American Idiot period and continue to do well.
And there’s the story of blink-182. By 2000, they’d made it to the top and were selling tens of millions of albums. But then things started to go sideways.
However, like Green Day, they were able to recover from a near-fatal career nosedive–but not before enduring some serious (and literal) casualties. That’s just some of what we’ll cover on part two of a three-part look at blink-182.
Songs included in this show:
blink-182, Bored to Death
blink-182, Man Overboard
blink-182, The Rock Show
blink-182, Stay Together for the Kids
Box Car Racer, I Feel So
The Transplants, Diamonds and Guns
blink-182, Feeling This
blink-182, I Miss You
Thanks to Eric Wilhite for putting together this Spotify playlist of the above songs.
The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:
- 102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7
- Live 88-5/Ottawa
- 107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener
- FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- The Drive/Kingston
- Power 97/Winnipeg (Sunday nights at 11)
- 98.1 The Bridge/Lethbridge – Saturday night at 6, Sunday morning at 10am
- Rock 97.7/Grand Prairie – Sunday nights at 6.
- Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
- The Zone/Victoria
- The Fox/Vancouver
- Live 105/Halifax
We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor, Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.