I`m a bit obsessed with the band, so I`m going to post some stuff on the origins of some of their songs that I learned through listening to a lot... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/15/03 - 10:23:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm a bit obsessed with the band, so I'm going to post some stuff on the origins of some of their songs that I learned through listening to a lot of their influneces.You will probably know some of these already Smoke Two Joints - A cover of The Toyes only big song. The Toyes are an american reggae band.Sublime left out some lyrics and changed the guitar part to include a solo. 5446 Thats My Number/Ball and Chain-The first part is a cover of the reggae greats Toots and the Maytals, whose lead singer penned this song after being falsely arrested for marijuana possesion.Not sure on the second half. What I Got-The lyrical hook is taken from Half Pint's song "Lovin." Half Pint is a reggae/dancehall artist from Jamaica, who performed with the post-Sublime band Long Beach Dub All Stars on a few songs.I don't think Sublime ever paid him or got the copyright for the lyrics. Jailhouse-A double cover. Jailhouse was a Bob Marley and The Wailers song
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/15/03 - 10:31:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
(cont.)-and Sublime used some of the lyrics from it. The melody and most of the lyrics, however, were taken from Tenor Saw's "Roll Call." Tenor Saw was an immensly popular dancehall singer from Jamaica who also sang "Ring the Alarm" a song Sublime covered live sometimes. Rivers of Babylon-This is a classic reggae song many people performed, maybe the best known version is by The Melodians. Steppin Razor-A song done first by Peter Tosh, one of the Original Wailers. Doin Time-Based on the jazz classic "summertime."Sublime added a reggae/dancehall/hip hop vibe to it. Pass Me the Lazerbeam-My personal favorite Sublime song, it can be found on the bootleg album "Bum$lie." It is a cover of the reggae song by the same name by Don Carlos. Sublime made it more of a rap thing. If you have Kazaa, try to download the Sublime version, as you can't find it in stores. If you have anymore, please post.I am probably leaving off punk songs, but I'm
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/15/03 - 10:32:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
Not really knowledgable about punk. I've got more of these, I just need to remember what they are.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/15/03 - 11:10:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
smoke two joints was jacked from the toys and that song rivers of babylon was written by B. doll and F. mc naughton. ha. Hope is a cover, i think the descendents, don't quote me on that though. I like hong kong phooey alot. fan-riffic. I can't think of any others right now. and thank goodness.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/15/03 - 11:28:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
ball and chain was Janis Joplin
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/15/03 - 4:39:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sublime is ill. Thats all that needs to be said.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/15/03 - 5:05:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah, man. sublime is definitely dope sh*t.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/15/03 - 5:31:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh yeah, Scarlet Begonias is a Grateful Dead song.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/15/03 - 8:23:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
wow, sublime had some good taste in music. and they even made good music, a double treat. woo hoo!
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/15/03 - 9:29:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
we're only gonna die for our arrogance is a cover of bad religion's song we're only gonna die.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/15/03 - 11:42:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
My favorite song by them is Santeria. That's their illest, dopest, whackest song ever!! TO THE MAX!!!
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 8/16/03 - 8:39:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh, thanks for the reminder Santeria evolved out of a song from their second album, Robbin' The Hood. The title was "Lincon Highway Dub" which was just an instrumental reggae piece with more guitar than on almost any of their other songs. They used basically the same song for Santeria and added words.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 8/16/03 - 10:29:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
yo-- the Jazz Summertime is a powerful song...Sublime was wise in deriving so much from it
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 8/16/03 - 10:31:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree, the version by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong is one of my favorite songs ever.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 8/21/03 - 7:25:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
There is no match to Sublime, no matter how you look at it. I just hate that they're no more, you know. But the legend will live on.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 8/27/03 - 10:28:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Falling Idols (The instrumental punk jam from Robbin The Hood) was a cover of a song by that name by a band by that name, I believe. Correct me if I am wrong.It's one of the most atypical songs for Brad on guitar.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 9/10/03 - 3:28:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
mmm, i love the song caress me down
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 9/10/03 - 3:30:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Caress me down was the second Spanish-worded song Sublime did, the first being Chica Me Tipo, from 40oz.
The lyrics are pretty funny translated.
27 days ago - Saturday 10/31/20 - 6:10:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
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