Boy, that is some damn cool music. I never heard any of their songs before, and I had no idea if they were any good or not. I think this came out in ~1998, so good music was being made up until 20 years ago at least. But the 90’s were not a lost musical decade. I happen to like a lot of late 80’s-90’s bands. Grunge was great, and Nirvana were brilliant. This Blink 182 seems to be either a Nirvana ripoff or they are heavily influenced by the band, depending on whether you want to be kind or not. Even if they are Nirvana ripoffs though, they sure do a damn good job of it.
This song is controversial, as it is in part about suicide. The inspiration was a newspaper article about 17 year old boy who committed suicide that the songwriter read. The suicidal theme inspired at least one suicide by a 17 year old boy. He put this single on endless repeat and then killed himself. He went to Columbine high school and was a survivor of the massacre, but he lost a good friend to the shooters. The thing about homicide is that there are often quite a few more victims of this crime than just the dead victims. The loved ones of the victims are often victims themselves and commonly suffer for years or even decades after the homicide.
Blink 1488, “Saddam’s Song”
Here is a brilliant Alt Right parody of the song. This is off an album of songs by this “band,” which is really just one guy taking song tracks, pulling out the vocals and then putting his own parody vocals in. It’s legal to use parts of songs for parody purposes. The name of the outfit is Right Wing Death Squad, and Blink 1488 is one of his side projects. He does a good job on the videos too.
I never knew Nazis could be so entertaining. Such fun-loving fellows. Oh you crazy Nazis! Playing practical jokes again! Oh you big sillies!