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Blink-182’s “Dammit” Turns 20

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Chris DeVille, writing at Stereogum:

    Although it isn’t as easy to play as, say, Blur’s “Song 2,” most middle-school hacks can easily bang it out after a few minutes of practice. Many of them could write something similar. Chances are it wouldn’t be quite so stupidly infectious, nor would it probably arrive attached to a song so bracingly alive. Anyone can string together some notes in C major; it’s a testament to the writing prowess of Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and not-Travis-Barker that they flipped that rudimentary guitar figure into one of the greatest pop-punk songs of all time.

    I can’t think of a song I played more often than this one for a good two year stretch after the release of Dude Ranch.

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  2. Steve_JustAGuy


    Damn, that reads so cold haha.
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  3. crunchprank Prestigious

    Are the tabs in that article accurate according to Tom's playing? I've always played them differently.
  4. josh-

    Twitter: @joshcaraballin

    I’ve always played it on the first three frets
  5. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    I guess this is growing up
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  6. crunchprank Prestigious

    Yeah, same!
  7. Phil507

    Resident NYC snob Supporter

    If you watch the video, Tom plays it the way Stereogum has it tabbed. Less ringing sound using the fretted 5th fret D on the A string than the open note.
  8. honkytonk

    Narcissism on narcotics

    I wonder if Tom and Blink will link back up for a 20th tour of Enema in a couple years. Seems unlikely but would be cool to see even if the album is only like 35 minutes
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  9. knstadin

    Regular Prestigious

    In a perfect world... Mark, Tom and Scott reunion+tour for "Dude Ranch" 20th anniversary!

    p.s "Enthused" is probably my fav. DR song.. what's yours?
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  10. Daniel182

    Let's hold our breath until we disappear

    Apple Shampoo I think.
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  11. elphshelf

    100% made of farts Supporter

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  12. ComedownMachine

    Prestigious Supporter

    In a perfect world I'd still want it to be Travis haha
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  13. oneeightytwo


    Unfortunately, blink are not one of those bands to not play the ‘hits’ over the more deeper cuts. Sure, they might do a show or a few shows (similar to the few untitled ones), but a whole tour?
    That’s the one thing that frustrates me watching them live... the amount of material they don’t cover.
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  14. Kingjohn_654

    Longtime Sunshine Prestigious

    Emo is the best DR song
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  15. honkytonk

    Narcissism on narcotics

    Yeah I caught them twice almost 1 year apart and the set list was almost identical if not the exact same. I understand touring for the new album and playing the hits but you think they'd want to mix it up for their own sake haha.

    I'd love to hear The Party Song, Wendy Clear, Every Time I Look For You, Stockholm Syndrome, Go, etc. Great songs that go almost untouched as far as I know. Adam's Song would be a welcomed addition in my opinion as well, if they felt it appropriate, especially in light of Chester Bennington's passing.
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  16. kelseyleigh

    Trusted Supporter

    I'd love to hear The Party Song.
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  17. don't fret


    You can also heard the slide in the studio version
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  18. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    well fuck.