Photo by Gina Reis
It’s hard to imagine a version of Blink-182 that doesn’t include Travis Barker, but thanks to the glory of the internet, footage of the drumming genius’ first show with the band (back in 1998!!!) has surfaced.
For a lot of Blink fans that caught on to the band after their commercial breakthrough Enema of the State, Barker’s virtuosic skin-pounding is synonymous with the band’s sound, but Blink-182 actually had 5 years and two albums under their belts before Barker joined in 1998.
This memorable video features Blink-182 performing their Dude Ranch hit “Josie” in glorious VHS lo-fi quality. Check it out below!
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