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89. blink-182

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame case is a very intriguing one for blink-182. 

First off, their success is undeniable.  A case could have been made that at the turn of the millennium that they were one of the most successful and popular bands in the World.  They ushered in the second wave of Pop-Punk and packaged it in a way that showcased angst in a shiny and dare we say tongue in cheek way.  They were all over the radio and they ushered in many imitators, thus meeting the influence category that the Rock and Roll Hall covets. 

What works against them is that blink-182 was never regarded as a deep and introspective band, even in the songs that recorded that showed that side of them.  A lot of their music was dismissed as juvenile and it was not like skate punk music was considered cerebral.  They were a skate punk band though were never apologetic about it.  They were what they were.

Regardless of what side of the blink-182 fence you are one, this was a band that dominated for a time and inspired many young kids to pick up a guitar and a skateboard. 


Should blink-182 be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 84.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 9.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2018
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Poway, CA)
  • Why they will get in:

    They have vast success and were the leaders of the genre at the time.

  • Why they won't get in:

    Is this a loved genre?

  • Essential Albums:

    Dude Ranch (1997)

    Enema of the State (1999)

    Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001)

    blink-182 (2003)

  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:

    Josie (From Dude Ranch, 1997)

    What’s My Age Again? (From Enema of the State, 1999)

    All the Small Things (From Enema of the State, 1999)

    The Rock Show (From Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, 2001)

    I Miss You (From blink-182, 2003)

Should blink-182 be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 84.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 9.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4.5%

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Neck Deep
 
Last modified on Friday, 08 February 2019 21:52

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-1 #1 Michael Tabor 39 2018-10-20 23:41
Seriously?
They need to get in a very very long line!
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