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Celtic Jobber
I have to say, this seems pretty pointless, as Sublime without Bradley is like Nirvana without Kurt Cobain, or the Doors without Jim Morrison. huh.gif

Source: http://theradreport.com/sublime_reunited_a...n_sparks_nevada

On Saturday night, the two remaining members of Sublime, bass player Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gough reunited the band with a new singer, Rome, from Newport Beach. It's the first time since May 25th, 1996 that Eric and Bud have played under the Sublime name. That night singer Bradley Nowell died in a San Francisco hotel.


The reunited Sublime played a 'secret' show at the Cantino Los Tres Hobres in Sparks, Nevada. Sublime played with Bud's other band Del Mar. Del Mar posted this on their MySpace page:

Del Mar & Sublime

"So Del Mar played the gig at Cantina last night in Reno, it was packed and amazing. What really fucking killed it was SUBLIME reuniting and playing with new singer, Rome. We're fucking stoked for Bud, Eric, and Rome- Bud's still playing with Del Mar, and Sublime doesn't have any firm tour plans or anything YET, but we'll keep you posted on their progress. Peace!"


Here's some videos from the show:

"New Song"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrkfVlCM_SA

STP:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-ymA3iaMQw


And this is a horrible cover of "Saw Red" with Sublime's new singer Rome and Eric Wilson playing bass, before the official reunion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXN6F3d0nyY
Czech please!
The three bands mentioned weren't particularly great with or without their T-shirt-gracing drug-addled frontmen.
PLAGIARISM!
The horror, the horror...
Twisted Intestine
You're wrong, Czech.

Anyways, I'm excited for this. He sounds good, sounds like I could be listening to Brad. I'll be looking forward to new material. I wouldn't call it pointless, they're taking the name of a band who they intend to emulate the sound of from the looks of things. If they were going for a new sound, I'd say it'd be a bad idea to use the Sublime name. Who knows? Maybe they'll get over and to the younger generation will be the only form of Sublime known.
At Home
We're already in a bad recession, then this?!
BUTT
Kinetic
As a suburban stoner, this news excites me. I think I'm gonna grab my acoustic and go loiter around somewhere until at long last this reunited Sublime come to perform in my town.
PILLS! PILLS! PILLS!
QUOTE (BUTT @ Mar 2 2009, 01:33 PM) *


You made me spill my drink on purpose.
Annabelle
right on. i think i've got a stronger immunity to sublime than most. i still listen to them. although, this is a horrible, horrible idea.
2GOLD

This "old geezers reunite for one more last desperate grasp at the spotlight" thing is getting out of hand. We are just months away from a Hootie and the Blowfish reunion at this point.
TheDevilAndGodAreRagingInsideMe
QUOTE (2GOLD @ Mar 4 2009, 11:02 AM) *
This "old geezers reunite for one more last desperate grasp at the spotlight" thing is getting out of hand. We are just months away from a Hootie and the Blowfish reunion at this point.


I'd be down with that.
Twisted Intestine
They're like, in their early 40s.
Kinetic
What would you call the sub-genre of music that Sublime inspired? It seems to incorporate elements of singer-songwritery nonsense, reggae, hip-hop, and surf rock. It's generally performed by suburban white stoners in shorts and flip-flops. It isn't quite stoner rock, it isn't quite frat rock. I call it coconut rock.
Twisted Intestine
I call it punk reggae. But I know that description is off.
King Kamala
QUOTE (TheDevilAndGodAreRagingInsideMe @ Mar 4 2009, 11:51 AM) *
QUOTE (2GOLD @ Mar 4 2009, 11:02 AM) *
This "old geezers reunite for one more last desperate grasp at the spotlight" thing is getting out of hand. We are just months away from a Hootie and the Blowfish reunion at this point.


I'd be down with that.


I know this is a joke but a Hootie and The Blowfish reunion just doesn't make sense. They just broke up last year. And Darius Rucker's country music career has been surprisingly successful but in ten years when the '90s nostalgia boom is in full swing, I expect them to play summer sheds alongside other innocuous '90s top 40 acts.

Damn, Hootie and The Blowfish mentioned in two threads in one week? That must be some sort of record for here. I would start a thread but I don't think anybody here (myself- the innocuous '90s top 40 rock guru included) has heard any of their albums besides Cracked Rear View.

And what's with all of the bands with dead singers reuniting in the past five years? First, The Doors (though they actually soldiered on for two albums after Morrison died in the '70s), then Queen (though I must say they put on a heck of a fun live show), then Blind Melon, and now this. Really, how much money are these bands being offered to slightly tarnish their legacies?
Czech please!
QUOTE (Kinetic @ Mar 4 2009, 04:23 PM) *
What would you call the sub-genre of music that Sublime inspired? It seems to incorporate elements of singer-songwritery nonsense, reggae, hip-hop, and surf rock. It's generally performed by suburban white stoners in shorts and flip-flops. It isn't quite stoner rock, it isn't quite frat rock. I call it coconut rock.

Pacificrap
BUTT
This will no doubt delight the douchebag bros who sang "Date Rape" at karaoke every week in college. Fuckin' dreadful song.
Celtic Jobber
QUOTE (King Kamala Classic @ Mar 4 2009, 06:49 PM) *
QUOTE (TheDevilAndGodAreRagingInsideMe @ Mar 4 2009, 11:51 AM) *
QUOTE (2GOLD @ Mar 4 2009, 11:02 AM) *
This "old geezers reunite for one more last desperate grasp at the spotlight" thing is getting out of hand. We are just months away from a Hootie and the Blowfish reunion at this point.


I'd be down with that.



And what's with all of the bands with dead singers reuniting in the past five years? First, The Doors (though they actually soldiered on for two albums after Morrison died in the '70s), then Queen (though I must say they put on a heck of a fun live show), then Blind Melon, and now this. Really, how much money are these bands being offered to slightly tarnish their legacies?



Alice in Chains also reunited a couple of years ago with a new singer to replace Layne.
2GOLD

Billy Cox is still alive right? The Jimi Hendrix Experience are certainly due for a reunion tour.
King Kamala
I'm personally hoping for a Beatles reunion with Eric Clapton and Jeff Lynne taking the place of John Lennon and George Harrison.
Kinetic
QUOTE (2GOLD @ Mar 5 2009, 08:03 AM) *
Billy Cox is still alive right? The Jimi Hendrix Experience are certainly due for a reunion tour.


And I understand that Lenny Kravitz is available, so that's 2/3rds of the equation right there. You pair them with the Who with Dave Grohl on drums and Mike Watt on bass and I'm sure there are plenty of boomers who'll shell out $600 a ticket to see that.
PUT THAT DICK IN MY MOUTH!
QUOTE (King Kamala Classic @ Mar 5 2009, 12:15 PM) *
I'm personally hoping for a Beatles reunion with Eric Clapton and Jeff Lynne taking the place of John Lennon and George Harrison.


I really don't know why McCartney and Ringo haven't hooked up with Daltrey and Townsend yet. They could probably charge a cool thousand for tickets to that.
King Kamala
I just read today that Ringo and Paul are reuniting to play some Transcendental Meditation benefit at Radio City next month. I didn't know boomers still went for that shit.
George_South
QUOTE (Kinetic @ Mar 4 2009, 06:23 PM) *
What would you call the sub-genre of music that Sublime inspired? It seems to incorporate elements of singer-songwritery nonsense, reggae, hip-hop, and surf rock. It's generally performed by suburban white stoners in shorts and flip-flops. It isn't quite stoner rock, it isn't quite frat rock. I call it coconut rock.


I've heard it called Surf-abilly (like rock-a-billy).

Sublime was actually inspired by a group called The Ziggens, who pre-dated 'em. Nowell's cover of "Big Salty Tears" is an ode to Sublime's major influence.
Kinetic
Sublime actually compare pretty favorably to one-time proteges Slightly Stoopid, whose music is so relentlessly awful that it makes me wonder why I ever liked music in the first place. They're a real favorite of my sister and her husband, so I get a heavy dose of that shit on a regular basis.

Even worse than them is the somewhat dissimilar but no less reprehensible Kottonmouth Kings. My brother-in-law sometimes goes into this whole thing about them winning the (I guess) prestigious Cannibus Cup, as if that's going to be the key piece of missing information that's going to finally convince me of their brilliance. They might be worse than ICP.
The Niggardly King
QUOTE (Kinetic @ Mar 4 2009, 02:23 PM) *
What would you call the sub-genre of music that Sublime inspired? It seems to incorporate elements of singer-songwritery nonsense, reggae, hip-hop, and surf rock. It's generally performed by suburban white stoners in shorts and flip-flops. It isn't quite stoner rock, it isn't quite frat rock. I call it coconut rock.


alternative ska
The Niggardly King
QUOTE (Kinetic @ Mar 10 2009, 05:52 PM) *
Even worse than them is the somewhat dissimilar but no less reprehensible Kottonmouth Kings. My brother-in-law sometimes goes into this whole thing about them winning the (I guess) prestigious Cannibus Cup, as if that's going to be the key piece of missing information that's going to finally convince me of their brilliance. They might be worse than ICP.


Wait, they grew a strand of weed that won one year? Or is this the "Stoneys" which have been given to anyone from Dave Chappelle to Horatio Sanz...
Kinetic
I was told the Cannibus Cup, but I cannot vouch for the veracity of that statement.
Czech please!
My friends growing up like(d) lots of terrible music, but one instance regarding the Kottonmouth Kings stands out. The one guy says "here, check this out, I think you'll like this" and on comes this terrible white-guy rap that goes

SUBURBAN LIFE
AIN'T WHAT IT SEEMS
SUBURBAN LIFE
THE AMERICAN DREAM
SUBURBAN LIFE
AIN'T WHAT IT SEEMS
SUBURBAN LIFE
THE AMERICAN DREAM

What made them think I'd like that? That's all I've ever heard from the Kottonmouth Kings, luckily. Too bad I can't unhear all that Insane Clown Posse, Powerman 5000, and Static-X. And another thing, Static-X. My one neighbor dude says "Danny, check out my hair. I look like Wayne." and so I say "well who the hell is Wayne?" and he says "you don't know who Wayne is?" and he laughs at me and leaves. Hours later I find out I was expected to be on a first-name basis with frontman Wayne Static.
The Niggardly King
I was so hoping your neighbor meant Lil Wayne
Czech please!
This was the summer of 2000, so I don't think Lil Wayne had reached prominence just yet. He was just known for the last verse on Juvenile's "Back That Azz Up." Being around people who were high all the time wasn't a clever move for me, was it.
The Niggardly King
If you're not partaking than yeah most of the time it is.
PUT THAT DICK IN MY MOUTH!
The only people in my school who listened to Kottonmouth Kings or Slipknot or any of that shit were the poor white trash who lived in the trailer park on the outskirts of town. I refuse to associate with such people, so I've never actually heard a full song by either group.
Czech please!
Oh, Slipknot too. Avoided that. This was white trash in a big expensive house. They broke an iMac by resting a beer can on the CD drive, and the older brother (the Wayne Static emulator) threw an iBook down a flight of stairs. Fascinating family. I'd like to write their biography.
The Niggardly King
nothing worst than white trash or mexicans moving in next door in a nice neighborhood.
Kinetic
Not sure if the Kottonmouth Kings have ever broken through, but Slipknot actually had a fairly sizable modern rock hit a few years ago. "Wait and Bleed" or "Watch and Bleed" or something along those lines. And the lead singer is in another fairly successful nu metal band (no goofy masks in this one) whose name escapes me at the moment. Slipknot is bad, but I suspect that they're leagues ahead of Kottonmouth Kings or ICP. As with BNL's "One Week," it's the white guy rap elements that make those two acts particularly cringeworthy.

It's a little unfortunate that my sister has such typical suburban stoner taste in music. She has these sort of hippie leanings (which I guess might just be due to the pot), but she usually just listens to Tool and Sublime.
Kinetic
All this talk of white trash culture has gotten me to thinking about those Fast and Furious commercials that are running right now. I was working in Texas when the first of those movies came out, and every Limp Bizkit-loving hick at my job was souping up his shitty car to go drag racing in the vast nothingness that surrounds Abilene. Seeing these new ads reminds me of those idiots. Also, does it seem like Vin Diesel has had some portion of his brain removed recently? The scenes in the trailer are obviously supposed to be dripping with tension because of some sort of poignant reunion, but the guy looks like he just woke up. "A lot's changed." "dimp." "You guys know each other?" "hep hep hep."
Skywarp!
"Suburban Life" must be KMK's only song, because that's the only one I ever heard as well.

And I hope new Sublime doesn't make a dime. Not because I'm a huge fan of Nowell, but because this is the second time they've tried to find a Nowell stand-in. The terrible Long Beach Dub All-Stars, which makes Sublime sound like Radiohead, employed a similar tactic in getting a Nowell sound-alike to lead the group.

Full disclosure: I was really into Sublime for a year or two, then for some reason got really bored of it and never listened again. I guess 40 oz. to Freedom comes with an expiration date. And to think that during that time I might have picked up a Slightly Stoopid album had their label stopped smokin' bud and actually distributed albums to the East Coast. I guess I should be thankful.
George_South
QUOTE (Skywarp! @ Mar 11 2009, 08:07 AM) *
"Suburban Life" must be KMK's only song, because that's the only one I ever heard as well.

And I hope new Sublime doesn't make a dime. Not because I'm a huge fan of Nowell, but because this is the second time they've tried to find a Nowell stand-in. The terrible Long Beach Dub All-Stars, which makes Sublime sound like Radiohead, employed a similar tactic in getting a Nowell sound-alike to lead the group.

Full disclosure: I was really into Sublime for a year or two, then for some reason got really bored of it and never listened again. I guess 40 oz. to Freedom comes with an expiration date. And to think that during that time I might have picked up a Slightly Stoopid album had their label stopped smokin' bud and actually distributed albums to the East Coast. I guess I should be thankful.



Long Beach Dub All-Stars had a couple of goodies. I've always thought songs like "Rolled Up" and "My Own Life" were pretty catchy & fun. I mean, they weren't reinventing the wheel, but they seemed to have fun playing together and making music, and the tunes were comparable to Sublime.

converge241
Somewhere Badfish is weeping (Sublime cover band that seems to get a ton of gigs..helped that Sublime got big as/after no one could see them live anymore)

I could do without either of them, but still interesting news!

Vitamin X
QUOTE (Skywarp! @ Mar 11 2009, 06:07 AM) *
"Suburban Life" must be KMK's only song, because that's the only one I ever heard as well.

And I hope new Sublime doesn't make a dime. Not because I'm a huge fan of Nowell, but because this is the second time they've tried to find a Nowell stand-in. The terrible Long Beach Dub All-Stars, which makes Sublime sound like Radiohead, employed a similar tactic in getting a Nowell sound-alike to lead the group.

Full disclosure: I was really into Sublime for a year or two, then for some reason got really bored of it and never listened again. I guess 40 oz. to Freedom comes with an expiration date. And to think that during that time I might have picked up a Slightly Stoopid album had their label stopped smokin' bud and actually distributed albums to the East Coast. I guess I should be thankful.


Agreed with everything said here.

Slipknot is a terrible attempt at making more extreme metal acceptable to the mainstream Ozzfest types. Their first album was the only thing that was "eh", everything else kind of sucked. The drummer for that band is pretty good though, but I wouldn't mention them in the same breath as Tool or Sublime. Tool's a decent band, it's their fans that make it well, sort of insufferable.
FroGG_NeaL
This is a terrible idea. They should start a new band, and just throw some covers of old sublime tracks into the mix.
ZGangsta
I listened to tons of Sublime when I was in grade 6/7 back in the 90s. I recall liking it a lot back then.

I can't fucking stand Sublime now though. It's irritating because all the rock radio stations in British Columbia (at least around Vancouver/Victoria) play Sublime constantly. The ones from Washington state too. And it's always the same goddamn 5 songs over and over again. Maybe it's a pacific northwest thing, I've never heard the crazy amount of Sublime played when I've been down in California even.
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