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Sublime

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Santeria Sublime 03:03
What I Got Sublime 02:51
Doin' Time Sublime 04:12
Same In The End Sublime 02:36
Wrong Way Sublime 02:16
Feel Like That Sublime, Stick Figure, Bradley Nowell 03:47
Garden Grove Sublime 04:21
Badfish Sublime 03:05
Caress Me Down Sublime 03:31
Scarlet Begonias Sublime 03:31

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Childhood friends Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh formed Sublime in Long Beach, California, in 1988. The pair started off as a garage punk band but soon branched out to reggae and ska, mainly due to the influence of newly added vocalist Bradley Nowell. In the following years, Sublime played small clubs and venues throughout Southern California and cut a handful of demos, released via their own Skunk Records label. After building a substantial following among the surfing and skateboarding scenes, they dropped their studio debut 40oz. to Freedom in 1992. The album contained the single "Date Rape," which received heavy airplay on local radios. The ever-growing buzz around the band led to a record deal with MCA Records, who released their sophomore effort, 1994’s Robbin’ the Hood. More experimental in nature, the LP paved the way for the huge success of their 1996 eponymous album. However, tragedy ensued as Bradley Nowell died of a heroin overdose right before the album’s release. Nowell’s passing only added to the album’s legendary status as the single "What I Got" reached the top of Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart and both "Santeria" and "Wrong Way" peaked at number 3 in the US. This success also sparked an interest in the band’s previous efforts, propelling 40oz. to Freedom and Robbin’ the Hood to double-platinum and gold status, respectively. Following the band’s breakup, Wilson and Gaugh continued to perform as Long Beach Dub Allstars and then reformed in 2009 as Sublime with Rome, featuring singer-songwriter Rome Ramirez on vocals. A series of posthumous releases saw the light over the following years, including the live album $5 at the Door: Live at Tressel Tavern, 1994 (2023) and "Feel Like That" (2024), Sublime's first original song in 28 years. The track featured original vocals by Bradley Nowell and contributions from reggae act Stick Figure.