Blink-182 releases Cheshire Cat
Cheshire Cat is the debut studio album by the American pop punk band Blink-182.
Recorded at Westbeach Recorders in Los Angeles and produced by O and the band themselves, the album was released on February 17, 1994 through local independent record label Cargo Music. "M+M's" and "Wasting Time" were released as singles to promote the album, and received popularity locally through radio play.
The trio were signed to Cargo after impressive live performances and demos. The album was produced over a period of three days at Westbeach, as the band lacked money for additional days of recording. The record was originally released with the band's name as Blink, until an Irish techno band of the same name threatened legal action, after which the band appended "-182" to the end of their name.
Released during the breakthrough year for punk rock in California, the album brought the band a small amount of success in thriving San Diego music scene as the band started to gather a following. The record has received positive reviews in the years following its' initial release, and it cited by fans and critics as an iconic release.