Blink-182 to Reissue Four Albums on Cassette
Cassettes are making a comeback, and Blink-182 are about to get in on the renaissance.
SRC Vinyl will reissue four Blink-182 albums as limited-edition cassette releases, including 1997’s Dude Ranch, 1999’s Enema of the State, the band's 2000 live album The Mark, Tom and Travis Show and their 2003 self-titled effort. Each of the four releases come in three different designs to choose from (see a photo below). All four cassettes are due out Dec. 8, and you can pre-order yours now at the SRC Vinyl website.
The cassettes will no doubt serve as a fond trip down memory lane for fans disheartened by the trio’s falling out at the beginning of the year. Since then, Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker have largely focused on their own individual projects. However, in August, Hoppus and Barker headed into the studio to record a new Blink-182 album with DeLonge’s replacement Matt Skiba. When that album arrives, it will follow 2011’s Neighborhoods.
DeLonge, who has been working on solo material, says he’s open to reuniting with his estranged bandmates. “I’m totally willing and interested in playing with those guys again,” the guitarist said in September. “We just need time apart because we all want different things at this time.”