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Enema of the State
Released June 1, 1999
Recorded December 1998–February 1999
Mad Hatter Studios (Los Angeles, California)
Signature Sound (San Diego, California)
Big Fish Studios (Encinitas, California)
Conway Recording Studios (Los Angeles)
The Bomb Factory (Los Angeles)
Studio West (San Diego)
Length 35:18
Genre Pop punk
Label MCA Records
Produced by Jerry Finn
Album guide
Buddha (Remastered)
Take Off Your Pants and Jacket

Enema of the State is the third studio album by Blink-182. Recorded at various locations throughout California with producer Jerry Finn, the album was first released on June 1, 1999 in the United States on MCA Records. "What's My Age Again?", "All the Small Things" and "Adam's Song" were released as singles, each highly successful.

The follow-up to the band's successful sophomore record, Dude Ranch, the band booked multiple recording sessions to produce the album. Shortly before production began, the band fired original drummer Scott Raynor, who was replaced by Travis Barker. The band strived to achieve a cleaner sound in the studio than that of their previous efforts. The iconic album cover features porn star Janine Lindemulder in a nurse uniform.

The highly anticipated record received positive reviews from professional music critics and was a major commercial success worldwide. It has sold over 15 million copies worldwide, making it the trio's highest selling album. In the years following the album's release, Enema of the State and its pervasive impact on music has allowed critics to regard it as a landmark pop punk album.

Track listing[]

All songs written and composed by Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge

No. TitleLead vocal(s) Length
1. "Dumpweed"  DeLonge 2:23
2. "Don't Leave Me"  Hoppus 2:23
3. "Aliens Exist"  DeLonge 3:13
4. "Going Away to College"  Hoppus 2:59
5. "What's My Age Again?"  Hoppus 2:28
6. "Dysentery Gary"  DeLonge/Hoppus 2:45
7. "Adam's Song"  Hoppus 4:09
8. "All the Small Things"  DeLonge 2:48
9. "The Party Song"  Hoppus 2:19
10. "Mutt"  DeLonge 3:23
11. "Wendy Clear"  Hoppus 2:50
12. "Anthem"  DeLonge 3:37
Total length:



Additional musicians[]


  • Tim Stedman – art direction, design
  • Keith Tamashiro – design
  • David Goldman – photography
  • Janine Lindemulder – cover model


  • Jerry Finn – production, mixing engineer of "The Party Song" and "Wendy Clear"
  • Tom Lord-Alge - mixing engineer
  • Sean O'Dwyer – recording engineer
  • Darrel Harvey – assistant engineer
  • John Nelson – assistant engineer
  • Robert Read – assistant engineer
  • Mike Fasano – drum technician
  • Rick DeVoe – management
  • Gary Ashley – A&R
  • Brian Gardner – mastering engineer