Sublime

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Sublime
Origin Long Beach, California, U.S.
Genres Ska-punk
Third-wave ska
Reggae
Years active 1988–1996
Labels MCA, Skunk
Associated acts Long Beach Dub Allstars
Long Beach Shortbus
Eyes Adrift
Volcano
Past members
Bradley Nowell
Eric Wilson
Bud Gaugh

Sublime was a popular punk/ska rock band. The band was formed in 1988 in Long Beach, California. They have released popular hit singles like "Date Rape", "Doin' Time", "Santeria" and "What I Got".

Sublime broke up 1996, because singer, guitarist and songwriter Bradley Nowell died. He died in a hotel room in San Francisco, California on May 25th of the same year from a heroin overdose. He was 28 years old. Their third and final album Sublime was released two months after Nowell's death. The album's song "What I Got" was what made Sublime famous.

Sublime has sold over 8 million albums around the world.[1]

Cultural references[change | edit source]

A few of Sublimes songs have been used in video games. "Santeria" was included in Guitar Hero World Tour.[2] The song "Seed" was included in Tony Hawk's Underground and the song "What I Got" was included in Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX.

Discography[change | edit source]

Albums[change | edit source]

Released Album Notes
1992 40 Oz. to Freedom Certified 2x Platinum by RIAA[3]; peaked at #15 at Top Heatseekers in 1995 and #140 in Billboard 200 in 1996[4]
1994 Robbin' the Hood Certified Gold by RIAA[3]
1996 Sublime Certified 5x Multi Platinum by RIAA[3]; peaked at #13 on Billboard 200[4]

Compilations and live albums[change | edit source]

Released Album Notes
1995 Badfish (EP)
1997 What I Got (EP) Peaked at #169 on Billboard 200[4]
1997 Doin' Time (EP) [4]
1997 Second-hand Smoke Certified platinum by RIAA[3]; peaked at #28 on Billboard 200[4]
1998 Stand by Your Van Peaked at #49 on Billboard 200[4]
1998 Sublime Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends Peaked at #107 on Billboard 200[4]
1999 Greatest Hits Certified gold by RIAA[3]; peaked at #114 on Billboard 200[4]
2002 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Sublime Certified gold by RIAA[3]; peaked at #190 on Billboard 200[4]
2005 Gold Certified gold by RIAA[3]; peaked at #165 on Billboard 200[4]
2006 Everything Under the Sun Four disc box set

Singles[change | edit source]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US Modern Rock US Mainstream Rock Adult Top 40 UK US Hot 100 Airplay
1995 "Date Rape" - - - - - - 40 oz. to Freedom
1996 "What I Got" - #1 #11 #39 #71 #29 Sublime
1997 "Santeria" - #3 - #38 - #43 Sublime
1997 "Wrong Way" - #3 - - - #47 Sublime
1997 "Doin' Time" #87 #28 - - - - Sublime

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