I guess it's not strange that so many punk bands were started by aspiring musicians from the suburbs. Boredom is a fact of life in residential neighborhoods loosely in the orbit of bigger cities. They had just the right touch of punkish snark to be cool in the suburbs, as demonstrated by their use of bad puns as song titles. Who can not laugh (in an ironic way, of course) at "punny" names like "Enema of the State" and "They Came to Conquer Uranus." The trio has sold 13 million albums in the United States and over 35 million albums worldwide.
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