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Sublime Biography

The Ska-Punk three-piece outfit Sublime was formed in Long Beach, California USA, in 1988 by singer + guitarist Bradley Nowell, bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Floyd 'Bud' Gaugh.
The guys slowly built a solid skate community following through constant touring blending a love of dance-hall Ska and Rock-steady Reggae rhythms with an aggressive Punk ethic.

In 1992, Nowell and the band manager, Michael 'Miguel' Happoldt, founded their own label, Skunk Records, to release Sublime's debut album "40 Oz. To Freedom"; the record included "Date Rape" the single that helped the band break into mainstream nearly three years later.

In 1994 the trio released a second album titled "Robbin' The Hood" and signed to MCA subsidiary Gasoline Alley; both of their first two albums were independently distributed the following year and "40 Oz. To Freedom" cracked the top 20 of the Billboard Magazine's Top Heatseekers list.
Sadly, on May 25, 1996, Bradley Nowell was found in a San Francisco hotel room, dead of a heroin overdose.

When the self-titled full-length disc was released in July of 1996, it immediately crashed into the top 100 of The Billboard 200 Albums chart and later peaked at #13, highlighted by such hit singles as "What I Got", #1 on The Modern Rock chart and #11 on Mainstream Rock Tracks, "Doin' Time", their first-ever Billboard's Hot 100 entry, plus two more Modern Rock top 3 hits: "Santeria" and "Wrong Way".

The album ultimately went gold and was followed by a handful of posthumous releases, "Second Hand Smoke" reached the #28 position on The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The set, which was released in November 1997, collected a number of previously unreleased tracks, a couple of remixes of "Doin' Time" and the Gwen Stefani duet, "Saw Red".
Six months later, MCA put out the live-album "Stand By Your Van", which climbed into the top 50 of The Billboard 200 chart.

 

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40 Oz. To Freedom (1992)

40 Oz. To Freedom
1. Waiting For My Ruca
2. 40 Oz. To Freedom
3. Smoke Two Joints
4. We're Only Gonna Die For Our Arrogance
5. Don't Push
6. 5446 That's My Number/Ball And Chain
7. Badfish
8. Lets Go Get Stoned
9. New Thrash
10. Scarlet Begonias
11. Live At E's
12. D.J.s
13. Chica Me Tipo
14. Right Back
15. What Happened
16. New Song
17. Ebin
18. Date Rape
19. Hope
20. KRS-One
21. Rivers Of Babylon
22. Thanx

Robbin' The Hood (1994)

Robbin' The Hood
1. Waiting For Bud
2. Steady B Loop Dub
3. Raleigh Soliloquy Pt. I
4. Pool Shark [original]
5. Steppin' Razor
6. Greatest-Hits
7. Free Loop Dub / Q-Ball
8. Saw Red
9. Work That We Do
10. Lincoln Highway Dub
11. Pool Shark [acoustic]
12. Cisco Kid
13. Raleigh Soliloquy Pt. II
14. STP
15. Boss D.J.
16. I Don't Care Too Much For Reggae Dub
17. Falling Idols
18. All You Need
19. Freeway Time In LA County Jail
20. Mary
21. Raleigh Soliloquy Pt. III

Sublime (1996)

Sublime self-titled album
1. Garden Grove
2. What I Got
3. Wrong Way
4. Same In The End
5. April 29, 1992 (Miami)
6. Santeria
7. Seed
8. Jailhouse
9. 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

Second Hand Smoke (1997)

1. Doin' Time [Uptown dub]
2. Get Out! [remix]
3. Romeo
4. New Realization
5. Don't Push
6. Slow Ride
7. Chick On My Tip
8. Had A Dat
9. Trench Town Rock
10. Badfish
11. Drunk Drivin'
12. Saw Red
13. Garbage Grove
14. April 29, 1992 (Miami)
15. Superstar Punani
16. Legal Dub
17. What's Really Goin' Wrong
18. Doin' Time [Eerie Splendor remix]
19. Thanx Dub
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