<img src=``/photos/f_photo/C16675693332330f_p hoto.jpg] The forgotten Sublime album? Not nearly as publicized as the two discs that sandwich it chronologically, Robbin` has a certain rawness to it that makes it almost... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Sublime - Robbin` The Hood (1994)

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15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 4/7/05 - 11:38:41 PM EST (GMT-5)


The forgotten Sublime album?
Not nearly as publicized as the two discs that sandwich it chronologically, Robbin' has a certain rawness to it that makes it almost impossible to be accepted as a typical pop album.

But that's part of the charm of Sublime's second release. Much of it was recorded in crackhouses and other places of dubious character on a portable 4 track. Brad, Eric, and Bud bravely move away from the dancehall reggae/rap of 40 Oz. To Freedom and delve into dub, electronic, mainstream hip-hop, acoustic blues, and many more previously unexplored terrain.

The album kicks off with the beatiful instrumental "Waiting For Bud", probably a reference to the drummer's time in rehab. We hear, perhaps for the first time, Brad playing elegant lead guitar lines against Eric Wilson's groovy bass work.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 4/7/05 - 11:38:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Some more highlights early on are "Greatest Hits" (ironically left off of the greatest hits CD), a trippy, dubbed out version of Peter Tosh's reggae rocker "Steppin' Razor", the lyrically powerful and electronic effects-laden "Work That We Do" and the Gwen Stefani collaboration "Saw Red", a partial cover of a Barrington Levy song.

Later on, we get hit with the sampled jazz-rap of Jazzmataz on "Cisco Kid", a biography of the band and addiction. "S.T.P." is interesting for its nonsense lyrics and changing form. "Boss D.J." is simple but powerful, perhaps a forerunner to "What I Got." The blues piece "Freeway Time In L.A. County Jail" is in the same vein, simplicity taking priority over complexity, and it works well.

If you're a casual fan of Sublime, reggae, or any kind of 'out there' music, buy this album and deepen your love for music.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 4/11/05 - 12:23:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
sublime was and still is the best band ever, i just cant believe that after bradley, they still tried to continue their music, long beach all stars really didn't sell much
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 4/11/05 - 12:34:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
"the Gwen Stefani collaboration "Saw Red","

The only song they shoulda left out. This is one of my favorite Sublime albums. I am suprised that anybody on YT would review this album, since its kinda unknown to the general public.

"long beach all stars really didn't sell much"

They sucked soooooo bad. The worse part about that band, is that they played sublime songs.

Its all about the LBC.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 4/11/05 - 12:35:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think everyone inn CA own this album.

I didn't know it was that much of a rarity.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 4/11/05 - 3:58:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, but everyone in the U.S. owned and still owns self-titled.

This definitely didn't get the popularity it should have. Bad album cover may be why?

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 4/11/05 - 5:46:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yea, thats a pretty horrible cover. Ive always tried to figure out what building that is. It kinda looks like they are off of Ocean Blvd. I dont know.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 4/11/05 - 7:57:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think that's a picture Opie Ortiz but I'm not sure. It's pretty crappy, yeah.
It's not a rarity but it's never had the exposure of the other two albums.

LBDAS had some cool stuff, especially parts of the first album. But the second album was mostly a steaming pile of crap. RAS 1 couldn't sing like Brad but he tried to, which really ruined everything. They were at their best with guest vocalists.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 4/11/05 - 11:31:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Good God I love that album
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 4/12/05 - 12:31:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
That album is awesome, and I love "saw red".
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 4/12/05 - 12:36:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
EhFahQ, how do you feel about track 2? Tracks 7 and 8? 13?
Just asking in light of your disdain for rap and hip-hop influenced music...glad you like the album though.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 4/12/05 - 9:35:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
sublime are amazing!
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 4/12/05 - 11:48:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
1st off, I havent heard the album in awhile, so I cant think of exactly what songs you are refering too. But since the music behind the rapping is good, it really doesnt bother me. Besides, its sublime, I like most of what they do.

I dont hate rapping, I just hate crappy generic beats w/ retarded lyrics....which is what most rap is. IMO.

I like Becks Odelay, I like some beastie boys, and some Wu-tang. I like early Snoop (cause Im from long beach, and his 1st album is funny ass hell). Just not a big fan of rap.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 4/12/05 - 2:21:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wigger.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 4/12/05 - 2:31:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Bwhahahahahaha.

Hey, its wigga.....dont be a racist now.

Is your avy a metaphor? The white sheep staring at the black sheep, wishing he was black?

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 4/12/05 - 3:14:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yep, exactly

Its like you're my soul mate eh.. I..

I love you.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 4/12/05 - 3:51:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
You do......really? I wanted to tell you first anything...im so afraid of rejection.

Glad you have a sense of humor.

You guys like the Second hand smoke album?

27 days ago - Saturday 10/31/20 - 6:11:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Dog's name



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