blink 182 -  Enema of the state- Controversial Album Cover

blink 182 - Enema of the state- Controversial Album Cover

Posted by Matt Lehman on Nov 27th 2023

blink 182 Enema of the state. 

It was released on June 1, 1999 and is their 3rd studio album.

They were originally just blink, but an Irish band of the same name threatened lawsuit if they didn’t change it.

Enema of the state was originally only released on CD and Cassette, It was not released on vinyl till 2009, which is kind of surprising since their first 2 albums were released on vinyl at the time of release.

The Red Cross took umbrage with the cross on the model's hat and said they would be in violation of the Geneva Convention if they didn’t remove it, thus putting blink 182 as the only band (that I'm aware of) that briefly violated the Geneva Convention.

For all you super fans out there, there are 3 version if you want to collect the whole set!

That’s right!

The First release had a red cross on the nurses hat AND a Capital B in the name Blink-182.The Second release has the red cross and the preferred little b. The final version has no cross and a little b. All vinyl versions are the last version.

Janine Lindemulder is the model, she is an ex-adult film actress that made her debut in Penthouse magazine. She was also in a music video for blink-182. She's about due for a Netflix documentary.  Seriously, Her backstory is a bumpy ride.