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Read This: In 1997, Blink-182 Broke Away From The Pop-Punk Pack

Posted by - 10:40 AM on 04/15/14
The AV Club has a long form article series about punk in the 90's, and today's article is about the year 1997. Bands discussed include a pre-fame Jimmy Eat World, a Glen Danzig-less Misfits and, of course, Blink-182. Good lunch time reading, for sure.
In 1997—as I was reminded the hard way at the Blink-182/Jimmy Eat World show at the Mercury—much of the punk scene was still fragmented, confused, and resistant to new things. Not for long, though. And a newfound willingness to evolve was about to hit the punk scene in an earth-shaking way.
 
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10:42 AM on 04/15/14
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oh, and duh, this is the year Mighty Mighty Bosstomes released Let's Face It.
10:55 AM on 04/15/14
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cool little article
10:58 AM on 04/15/14
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Good read. Great memories.
11:59 AM on 04/15/14
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which put to rest the naysayers who thought 1995’s Insomniac was the group’s slide into one-note mediocrity

Those people were stupid.
12:13 PM on 04/15/14
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I need to listen to like, all of these albums.
12:29 PM on 04/15/14
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Those people were stupid.
incredibly stupid.. their best album, imo
12:49 PM on 04/15/14
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incredibly stupid.. their best album, imo
That's my opinion, as well.
12:55 PM on 04/15/14
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This was a really good read, well worth the time
01:11 PM on 04/15/14
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The AVClub also put out today a feature about how AFI reached No. 1 on Billboard in 2006 and the band's history that led to the release of Decemberunderground.
01:30 PM on 04/15/14
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I've been following this series pretty closely from the beginning and the whole thing is really, really great. Definitely worth going back and reading all the other articles if you have the time.
01:43 PM on 04/15/14
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The AVClub also put out today a feature about how AFI reached No. 1 on Billboard in 2006 and the band's history that led to the release of Decemberunderground.
I wasn't sure if I wanted to read that or not. The AV Club, and especially the comments section, don't seem like they'd take to kindly to AFI, or at least post-"remember when they were punk lolololol" AFI. I didn't feel like reading the replies, and also didn't feel like arguing.
01:52 PM on 04/15/14
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There were a ton of great bands mentioned in this article. When the author spoke of populism in the punk scene I believe he touched up on it but that really occurred in 1994 when Dookie was released. I remember when Rancid released Life Won't Wait in 1998 (a record that I love) everyone in the punk scene HATED it because it was so different musicially.
02:00 PM on 04/15/14
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oh, and duh, this is the year Mighty Mighty Bosstomes released Let's Face It.
Still holds up so well that album. Always fun to sing along in the car to it
02:07 PM on 04/15/14
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Still holds up so well that album. Always fun to sing along in the car to it
definitely. one of my all-time faves.

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