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Sublime


Active years : 1988 - 1996
Genre : Ska, Punk, Alternative, Reggae, Dub, Hip Hop
Related bands : Long Beach Dub Allstars, Long Beach Shortbus, Eyes Adrift, Volcano, Sublime with Rome
Origin : United States, Long Beach, California
Myspace : myspace.com/sublime


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MCA Records

Current members :
Bradley NowellVocals, GuitarR.I.P. 1968-1996
Eric WilsonBass
Bud GaughDrums
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Sublime was an American Reggae/ska/alternative rock/hip hop crossover band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line–up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell (vocals and guitar), Bud Gaugh (drums and percussion), and Eric Wilson (bass guitar). Michael "Miguel" Happoldt also contributed on a few Sublime songs, such as "New Thrash." Lou Dog, Nowell's dalmatian, was the mascot of the band. Nowell died of a heroin overdose in 1996 and Sublime immediately split up.

Sublime released three studio albums, one live album, five compilation albums (one of which also contains never-before material), three EPs and one box set. The band released its debut album 40 Oz. to Freedom in 1992. Although the album was quite popular in the United States, Sublime would not experience commercial success until 1996 with their self-titled third album, released shortly after Nowell's death, which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200, and spawned the single "What I Got", which remains the band's only number one hit single (on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart) in their musical career. The self titled album is now considered a classic ska/punk/root reggae album with hop hop influences by fans and critics. As of 2009, Sublime has sold over 17 million albums worldwide, including about 10 million in the U.S. alone. The band has been credited—alongside fellow California punk bands Bad Religion, Blink-182, Green Day, NOFX, The Offspring, Pennywise and Rancid—for reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States during the mid-1990s.

In 2009, the surviving members decided to reform the band with Rome Ramirez as Nowell's replacement.[4] However, not long after performing at Cypress Hill's Smokeout Festival, a Los Angeles judge banned the new lineup from using the Sublime name. This was because Nowell had owned rights to the Sublime name, and as a result, they were not allowed to use it without approval and permission from his estate. In January 2010, the lawsuit was settled and the new lineup now performs together as Sublime with Rome, who has completed their debut album Yours Truly, which is due for release on July 12, 2011.


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Sublime (Album)

(1994)
Robbin' The Hood (Album)

(1992)
40oz. To Freedom (Album)

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