The Urethra Chronicles

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The Urethra Chronicles
Blink-182 - The Urethra Chronicles cover.jpg
The DVD cover of the film.
Directed by Rick DeVoe, Jeffery Motyll
Starring Blink-182
Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution, Inc.
Release date
  • November 30, 1999 (1999-11-30) (VHS)
  • May 2, 2000 (2000-05-02) (DVD)
Running time
62 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Urethra Chronicles is a 1999 documentary film starring the American pop punk band Blink-182. The film, directed by former manager Rick DeVoe, is a behind-the-scenes look at the band's history featuring their usual toilet humor. The documentary includes exclusive live performance footage and music videos.

The film was released on November 30, 1999 on VHS and May 2, 2000 for DVD. A sequel, The Urethra Chronicles II: Harder Faster Faster Harder, was released in 2002.


The film explores the lives of Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker. The film features footage shot over many years: for example, stunts shot by Hoppus and DeLonge during the recording of sophomore effort Dude Ranch in 1996 open up the film.[1] The film was completed in fall of 1999, shortly before Blink-182 set off on tour with Silverchair. The original title of the documentary was The Diary of the Butt. Hoppus, in a 1999 interview with the MTV Radio Network, described the production as "...a look back, and also a look ahead."[2]


The DVD includes all of the official music videos of the singles from the Dude Ranch and Enema of the State albums.

  1. "Dammit" (Directed by Darren Doane)
  2. "Josie" (Directed by Darren Doane)
  3. "What's My Age Again?" (Directed by Marcos Siega)
  4. "All the Small Things" (Directed by Marcos Siega)
  5. "Adam's Song" (Directed by Liz Friedlander)

Two songs were performed live and filmed at the Electric Ballroom in London, England, on November 30, 1999, and are included in the documentary.

  1. "What's My Age Again?"
  2. "All the Small Things"

Bonus features include individual interviews with DeLonge, Hoppus and Barker, and a photo gallery.


Chart (2000–01) Peak
Australia Music Video (ARIA)[3] 1
US Top Video Sales (Billboard)[4] 8

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hoppus, Anne; Blink-182 (October 2001). Blink-182: Tales from Beneath Your Mom. MTV Books / Pocket Books. ISBN 0-7434-2207-4. 
  2. ^ Coletti, Roger (1999-11-05). "Blink-182 Gets Anatomical For New Home Video". MTV News. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  3. ^ "The ARIA Report: Issue 567 (Week Commencing 8 January 2001)" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. p. 17. Archived from the original on 21 February 2002. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Top Video Sales". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 112 (18): 84. April 29, 2000. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 

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