This DVD came out in 2002, but I had no idea that it existed until a few days ago. I have been a fan of Sublime ever since I first heard their cassette at a keg party one night in high school. They blew the fuck up after their song “Date Rape” was played on KROQ every 30 minutes in 1992. I still see kids that were not even alive in 92 wearing Sublime t-shirts all the time. This DVD is a must have for any Sublime fan. It contains rare raw footage of a number of shows between the years 94-96. Songs include 54-46, Date Rape, Greatest Hits, Scarlet Begonias, Let’s Go Get Stoned, Saw Red, Jailhouse, KRS-One, and much more. Bonus footage includes Ruca, the infamous KROQ weenie roast show, a special version of Redemption Song from the Warped Tour, the band’s famous appearance at the 1995 Warped Tour, and their very last concert ever, at Petaluma, CA’s Phoenix Theater . The quality of the audio & video is really good and with a big screen, surround sound, and the lights off, its almost like you are there. It gave me a strange feeling when you hear Bradley sing the lyrics…”Is it ever going to be the last show..?” performed at the last show. He died in a San Fransico hotel room of a heroin overdose after that show. If you never got a chance to see Sublime live back in the day, this is the next best thing. Zonker & I actually got to see these guys a couple of times together. One night Zonk & I saw Sublime play at a super small upstairs house in Newport Beach. They played in the living room and the place was packed. You barley had room enough to get the beer in the plastic keg cup to your mouth without hitting another drunken fist. Lou Dog was there. People always think I’m lying when I tell them that I got to see Sublime at a small keg party and even got to pet their dog. There is home footage of that night somewhere. Also beware of a band called “Sublime Remembered” they are a Sublime cover band claiming to have original members of the band. The guy that plays bass calls himself Q-ball; the same name of the guy on the cover of “Robbi’n the Hood.” He even has a “Sublime” tattoo across his chest, but has nothing, and never had anything, to do with the real band. They tour across the nation under this name and now the two original members of Sublime are suing them big time for all kinds of different charges. They have since changed there name to “Sublime Unauthorized.” I will post the outcome of the court case when it is settled.
Check out the video, it is sick. It’s a good thing to throw on and have playing in the background when you have peeps over at the pad hanging out..
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