Thursday, 26 March 2009

SUBLIME [1996] Sublime

And now for something completely different... Oh my non-existing god, my lines are starting to get really pathetic! OK, Sublime was a band from Long Beach, California. They played from about 1989 til 1996 when their singer Bradley Nowell died of a heroin overdose. They mixed punk, reggae, dub, hip-hop and who knows what else in their music in this sorta commercial american (read: likable on first listening) style, but I would be doing them wrong if I said they were commercial cos a lot of topics they covered in their songs were all but commercial. Stuff they are dealing with on this album (which is their third and the last studio one) ranges from riots, poverty, love, hate, rape, prostitution, drug use, living in general, etc... Personally, I quite like Sublime, I have a fond memory of a summer spent in a cloud of ganja smoke, just chilling and listening to them.
After Bradley's death the rest of the guys had a band called Long Beach Dub Allstars which was a bit too mainstream (for example: songs with Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and Will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas) sounding for my taste.
Well, check the links bellow for more info about Sublime and just try to enjoy the music and keep your mind open, fuck divisions, and also never use heroin, as you can see from Bradley Nowell's example (and many more before and after him) you will most probably die! Smoke spliffs, it's better, only your memory is at risk of dying, and if you listen to Mark Twain who in 1894 said: “If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.” you can only ask yourself "Who needs memory anyway?".
Info stuff: MySpace, Discogs, Wikipedia, Fan site (lots of info).

SUBLIME [1996] Sublime

Year: 1996
Label: Gasoline Alley Records

Size: 126 MB / 320 kbps

01. Garden Grove

02. What I Got
03. Wrong Way
04. Same In The End
05. April 29, 1992 (Miami)
06. Santeria
07. Seed
08. Jailhouse
09. Pawn Shop
10. Paddle Out
11. The Ballad Of Johnny Butt
12. Burritos
13. Under My Voodoo
14. Get Ready
15. Caress Me Down
16. What I Got (reprise)
17. Doin' Time

MediaFire Part 1 & Part 2 no more... removed after complaints from Arista Records.


Toxik Boys said...

My favourites of Sublime: Right Back, Santeria and Jailhouse (the covers to descendents and bad religio are very nice)

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks, I just wanted to say your full of shit for not liking something because it is "too commercial". if you don't like it for any other reason that's fine but seriously. wow. also sublime did a track with gwen stefani of no doubt called "saw red" so you are a big fucking hypocrite too. but thanks for this amazing album and thanks for letting me laugh at what a faggot hipster you are! hahahaha.

Nečista Savjest said...

@ anon - LOL, you forgot to call me an asshole!