If you’re not familiar with this song, oh my, the rock you live under is large!
That’s Sublime, a hugely popular SoCal band with a tragic story. Shortly before the release of their final eponymous album Sublime, singer and founder, Bradley Nowell died of a heroine overdose. The dalmatian you see in this video was found whimpering by his side when his body was discovered. Having sobered up after the birth of his son, he succumbed to that heinous drug, leaving his wife and son, as well as his band, Bradley-less. Bandmates came together and formed various and assorted tribute acts to keep the music of Sublime together, but ultimately former drummer Bud Gaugh and current bassist Eric Wilson opted to carry on the name and sound with Rome Ramirez, under the name Sublime with Rome.
Sublime with Rome continues to play Sublime’s most beloved tunes, and have recorded two albums of original music, the latest being 2015’s Sirens. Carrying that chill vibe forward, this promises to be a sunny Florida treat. Check out some of their tunes below and make sure your WJRR’s Earthday Birthday Celebration schedule allows time for jammin’ with this ska punk / reggae rock act from The Golden State.