Blink-182 releases Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
Take Off Your Pants and Jacket is the fourth studio album by the American pop punk band Blink-182.
Produced by Jerry Finn, the album was released on June 12, 2001 through MCA Records. Blink-182, after the massive commercial success of their previous album, Enema of the State, entered the studio in late 2000 to record a follow-up to Enema. The title is a tongue-in-cheek pun on male masturbation ("take off your pants and jack it").
The album was a huge success, debuting at #1 and selling more than 350,000 copies in its first week on the Billboard 200, becoming the band's only album to do so. It is Blink-182's second best selling album. The album has sold 4.5 million records worldwide, while going double platinum in the United States. The album contains the hit singles "The Rock Show", "Stay Together for the Kids", and "First Date" while "Anthem Part Two" also received radio airplay. The singles (with the exception of "Anthem Part Two") later appeared on Blink 182's Greatest Hits album.