Travelin’ Local’s Sing-a-Long Saturday – Sublime – an earthquake Straight out of Long Beach

Nov 06, 2010 by Tom Jones

Apparently out of nowhere, in 1996, the band Sublime came out with a massive and ferocious hit song “What I Got.”

Although the band was formed years earlier, their impact could not have been more thunderous than an explosion in the middle of the night.

The band, formed in the Long Beach Area of southern Los Angeles, was sadly a shooting star– just as its commercial success was hitting a critical mass–due to their extremely unique mixture of ska, hip-hop, rock, blues, and rap–their lead singer and guitarist, Bradley Nowell, died prematurely of a heroin overdose, right before their commercial high point rocketed through the music world.

Sublime also consisted of fellow band members, Bud Gaugh, who played drums and percussion and fellow band mate, Eric Wilson on Bass Guitar.

Sublime’s other hit songs have forever endured them to the musical community of the world as a one of a kind band.

As of 2009, Sublime has sold over 17 million albums worldwide, including about 10 million in the US alone. Along with Green Day, The Offspring, and Rancid, Sublime is credited with helping to revive mainstream popular interest in punk rock in the United States in the mid-1990s.

Although some remaining band members still perform under a similar name–Sublime was and is a band that is much beloved. As they imbued a mixture of urban, surf, cool, and multi-culture, they also paved the way for many other bands, of different genres, even up to the present.

“And the Sublime style’s is still straight from Long Beach……………………”

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