Mark Hoppus talks about Blink 182’s “Enema Of The State” on Reddit

Blink 182’s album “Enema Of The State” was released 14 years ago today. Mark Hoppus took to Reddit to give fans a little trivia about the album:

Wow. 14 years. Thanks for the birthday wishes. Here’s some trivia about the artwork. There are three different versions. Initial release version has the red cross on the nurse’s hat and a capital B Blink-182. We’d always preferred the lower case b, so the artwork was changed to the second version: red cross on the nurse’s hat, lower case b blink-182 (my favorite). We were then contacted by the Red Cross that, as we are in no way a medical organization (which I would debate. one time I changed a band-aid), we should not have a red cross on our artwork. If we continued using the red cross logo, we would be in violation of the Geneva Convention. (for real). Thus, the third iteration of the artwork: no red cross, lower case b blink-182. This record changed our lives. Thanks to everyone who has supported it through these years. It still makes me happy to be onstage and hear Tom start the opening riff of What’s My Age Again. Looking forward to new music in the future. And by the way, it’s “wore cologne,” not “walk alone.

The band last released “Dogs Eating Dogs” December 18th.


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