Mark Hoppus has shared a rare piece of blink-182 history

Written by Bianca Davino on 15th June, 2018
Mark Hoppus has shared a rare piece of blink-182 history

No band will ever achieve the levels of cool blink-182 did between 1997-2001. Fact. The effortless goofy skate punks transcended the world of pop boy-bandom and have dominated the rock world ever since. As leaders and pioneers of pop punk, we owe so much to blink, so it’s always interesting to get a glimpse into their inner-workings.

Mark Hoppus has taken to Twitter share a little piece of blink-182 history. Scrawled onto a hotel napkin Mark shared where he wrote the initial lyrics to 1999’s ‘Adam’s Song’ from the iconic album Enema Of The State. 

“Back in the day, songwriters carried around notebooks of ideas and lyrics or grabbed whatever random piece of paper they could find. Now everyone does everything on their phones. Not better or worse just different. I miss the romance of paper but love the convenience of digital?” said Hoppus in a tweet.

The song is a touching emotional statement, it’s poignantly sombre, however, ends with a message of utmost positivity. It’s a total classic and a pop punk song that’ll continue to touch generations to come.

Check it out for yourself:


The band recently revived the track in their setlist for the first time in 9 years, performing it as part of their Las Vegas residency setlist. Blink have been recently spotted in the studio, working on what we could definitely be a follow up to 2016’s California, which Mark has described as sounding a lot like the band’s 2001 effort, Take Off Your Pants And Jacket. 

Whilst your waiting around for new blink tunes, refresh your memory of their totally underrated 2011 effort Neighbourhoods, wwith the track ‘Natives’.

Listen to ‘Natives’ by blink-182:



The article was originally published on Don't Bore Us

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