No Punk Band Of The 1990

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“No punk band of the 1990’s has been more influential than Blink-182,” (Caramanica) That sentiment rings true to this day. Blink-182 is one of the most iconic punk rock bands of all time and has shaped the punk scene and many artists in it. Strong contenders in punk rock like Green Day, Sum 41, and The Ramones certainly established the genre and helped create an identity for it; so what makes Blink-182 so special? Unlike the previous, Blink-182 is, in essence, what most suburban American teenagers are; just some awkward kids. They like to skateboard, listen to their music loud, and want to be nothing like their parents when they grow up. Blink-182 is so influential in the genre because they are genuine and relatable; simply put, they are their audience. (Sanneh) The band was formed in Poway, California, a small suburb in San Diego, in 1992. The original band consisted of Tom DeLonge as the guitarist and vocals, Mark Hoppus as the bassist and vocals, and Scott Raynor on the drums. Today, only one of the original band members remain. DeLonge met Raynor at a local battle of the bands, as well as Kerry Key. Key’s girlfriend at the time, Anne Hoppus, is the reason for Mark Hoppus joining the duo. The three first met up at a skate park where Hoppus broke his ankles attempting to impress his new bandmates. From the very start, the band came from average roots. These are memories that many can relate to; friends of a friend, and failed impressions.
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