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  Sublime - Limited* Exclusive Colored Vinyl!

 


Order the double LP re-release of Sublime's self-titled album on White Vinyl. This exclusive 180 gram pressing from Newbury Comics and Universal Records is limited* to only 1500 pieces.


It's been a long and wild ride since Sublime's first gig way back in 1988 in Long Beach, CA. Their explosive debut not only set off a small-scale riot but also marked the beginning of a rare, genre-busting collaboration. Once known as the "below average garage punk band that every kid wanted to play at his party," Sublime steadily escalated from a group of backyard beer buddies to a renown musical entity. Blending a love of dance-hall and rock-steady reggae rhythms with an aggressive punk ethic, Sublime amassed a nearly fanatical Southern California following that would do just about anything to catch one of their blistering sets.

In '96, after two years of continuous touring, the boys went from behind the wheel to behind the mixing board. This time they branched out from their first two self-produced efforts and worked with outside producers. The majority of the album, Sublime, was recorded in Austin at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studios, better known as "Willie World." At the helm was the legendary Butthole Surfer himself, Paul Leary (Supersuckers, Meat Puppets). In addition, David Kahne (Fishbone and Soul Coughing) sat in as producer on a few of Sublime's tracks to add the spice to make everything nice.

Sublime is a true study in versatility and a combination of everything the band learned from recording both 40 oz To Freedomand Robbin' The Hood. The seventeen tracks on Sublime range from dancehall reggae to ska to psychedelic dub to Hendrix-influenced rock to early-eighties hardcore punk to amalgamations of all of these styles - this is a record that can not be easily categorized. Lyrically, the album explores everything from the joys of music and smoking herb to the realities of the infamous L.A. riots.

When the self-titled album was released in July, 1996, it immediately entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart at #62 and steadily climbed through the year to perch in the top-20. The album was well received by the critics as well as the public. Sublime received raves including, "Simply put, it is one of the best rock records of the year." from Time magazine. It was named the #8 album of the Top 20 albums of 1996 in Spin magazine. The Los Angeles Times reported that, "This free-flowing, multi-genre album has more heart and more soul than anything else I heard all year." That L.A. Times critic named sublime her #1 record of 1996.

*This special offer is valid for orders shipping to the U.S. and Canada only. This vinyl exclusive pressing is limited to (2) per customer and will be available while supplies last. Newburycomics.com will post information when this item is sold out.




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