Colleen Green

Blink-182’s ‘Dude Ranch’ as Played by Colleen Green

Colleen Green will be releasing a full-album cover of Blink-182’s Dude Ranch on Friday. Today she’s shared “Dammit,” “Waggy,” and “I’m Sorry” and pre-orders are up on Bandcamp.

I don’t remember where or when I got the idea to cover my favorite album of all time. Tbh, I don’t remember much of 2011. All I know is that sometime about 7/8 years ago, I decided that I was going to cover Blink 182’s “Dude Ranch” in its entirety…on bass. I borrowed a short scale from my friend Sandy Vu and gave myself 2 weeks to complete the project. 13 days later as I was applying the finishing touches, my computer started acting funny. I thought to myself, “Gee, I sure hope my computer doesn’t crash.” 14 days later, my computer crashed. I had no back ups because I always fly by the seat of my pants! I tried to recover my work to no avail. I was heartbroken, so much so that I was unable to revisit the project in earnest until October 2018. Today I can say with much pride, happiness, and relief that “Blink 182’s Dude Ranch as played by Colleen Green” is finally real and ready to be enjoyed by fans of Colleen Green and/or Blink 182. This was truly a labor of love and I hope that those fans can recognize and appreciate that. And to the band who has influenced me and my life in so many ways: Thank you.

Jason Tate
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