Vidiot: Sublime “STP”
The news of another visit from Sublime w Rome to Missoula has got me all nostalgic. Granted their old frontman, Bradley Nowell, is no longer with us. The “new kid” , Rome, is doing a great job attempting to fill his shoes. I do got to be honest though. I was not very impressed by their latest album. At least they are still getting after it. Rome still manages to put on an amazing show. Whether you agree with him taking Brad’s place or not. It is not going to bring Brad back from the dead. So just shut up and enjoy the music.
For today’s vidiot we take a look at a super ol skool Sublime video. Sublime didn’t really “make it big” commercially until after Bradley’s death. A majority of their videos came after the release of their self titled album in 1996. Still some of my favorite Sublime albums came before their commercial success. For example: “Robbin the hood” was released in 1994 and is one of my all time favorite albums. The mixture of ska and punk on that album is what got me digging that sound. The best part of the album is when the band includes some filers from a mentally disturbed man named Raleigh Theodore Sakers. They basically smuggled a tape recorder into his room and let him say whatever he wanted. The rest is history. Listening to a crazy guy rant makes the album even more than you expected.
Following one of the “Raleigh Soliloquies” is one of my favorite tracks on the album. The following video is a snap shot of Sublime circa 1994.