"Sublime" was a ska punk band (a band whose style was a mixture of garage punk and ska) from Long Beach, California. A more detailed look at the band's stylistic influences reveals a mix of reggae and dub, ska, punk, and hip hop. The band consisted of three members: Brad Nowell (vocals and guitar), Bud Gaugh (drums), and Eric Wilson (bass guitar). The band achieved mainstream success with their self-titled third album, but Brad Nowell died of a heroin overdose shortly before and the band broke up soon after. The band is still considered influential today, and their music sees heavy airplay on American radio stations.
From 1988 through the mid 1990s, Sublime toured heavily throughout southern California and garnered a substantial following of surfers and skater punks. The band sold their initial recordings at live shows—eventually including their first full-length album ''40 Oz. to Freedom''. Released on the band's own Skunk Records, ''40 Oz. to Freedom'' featured several songs that would go on to become fan favorites, including the title track "40 Oz. to Freedom" and "Date Rape", as well as a selection of covers, including their version of "Smoke Two Joints", indic...
|origin||United States of America|
|years active||1988 – 1996|
|music genre||Ska punk|
|current members|| Bradley Nowell-''Deceased''|
Eric Wilson (bassist)