31. A Ninja Mi Ninja (Courtney Melody)
Although Sublime covered this song fully in unreleased work, the bassline is used in the studio version of Garden Grove at the end, mixed with samples from Linton Kweski Johnson’s Five Nights of Bleeding.
32. Minor Threat (Minor Threat)
Don’t let the rage fool you, Minor Threat is a straightedge band – hell, they invented the phrase straightedge. A very good explanation can be found at , summarized in these words: “[The US punk scene] was brought to a new level when, instead of singing about the naughty, naughty government and how unpleasant everybody is, Minor Threat's frontman, Ian MacKaye, chose to write songs about the pressures of youth culture. In the underground scene of Washington DC, he watched as kids mindlessly developed drug habits, beat each other up under the influence of excessive alcohol consumption, and sold their lungs to tobacco companies. He wanted out [and wrote Straight Edge].” Sublime may have liked the music more than the message, but here are those lyrics:
I'm a person just like you
But I've got better things to do
Than sit around and **** my head
Hang out with the living dead
Snort white **** up my nose
Pass out at the shows
I don't even think about speed
That's something I just don't need
I've got the straight edge.
33. April 29, 1992 / Shook Ones Pt. II (Mobb Deep)
The live police scanner recordings were obvious “samples” to all, but the line “As long as I’m alive I’m gonna live illegal” was not unfamiliar to many either. Mobb Deep’s album The Infamous was a huge hit in 1995 and Shook Ones Part II had plenty of radio play. The use of popular contemporary music in April 29th, 1992 follows the trend that samples and covers are not meant to subtly build up Sublime’s own songs, but are used to pay tribute to any form of music they had on repeat in their cassette decks.
34. Big Salty Tears (The Ziggens)
This track originally used the wrong version of the Ziggens’ song. Vince has been very organized and detail-oriented and insisted we switch out the original Rewind Selector version for this one. If you have the past one, great (it’s a collector’s item!), but this one is better. Thanks to Vince for having pride in his work and in mine. He has also been the second set of eyes reading for typos, misinformation, and just general ******** from me in this supplement, so if you find anything we can blame him. But seriously, this project was gathering dust on the shelf for a while – I had done plenty of work on it, but only with some real pressure and assistance from him was this possible. Thanks Vince. Also, this song is the influence for the line in Wrong Way.
35. New Song / Atomic Dog (George Clinton)
These days every college student knows George Clinton, but he has been around a long time and has been very prolific. Atomic Dog is his most popular song, but check out Bop Gun with Ice Cube and several others.
36. Pass Me the Lazer Beam (Don Carlos)
So many of Brad’s tangents into obscure reggae and ska are labeled as freestyles in other songs or interludes of live songs, but this track, after the Pass Me the Lazerbeam influence seems to be mostly freestyle. Angelo might have more lyrics off the top of his head, but even then he breaks into Salt-N-Pepa:
-- Angelo --
no time for funny games
that ain't even why i came
baby i'm in love
to you i'm just another brother under the club…
-- Do You Really Want Me --
do you really want me, baby
let me know
cuz if you really like me
I suggest you tell me so
got no time for silly games
that ain't even why I came…
37. Ring the Alarm (Tenor Saw / Buju Banton)
Not to cause any unease, but did Christina Aguilera use this song as a direct influence in Dirrty? I could say she should be respected a bit more for that, but instead I’d rather just say that Jack Johnson covers Garden Grove and Ring the Alarm together in one mix, live. I assume that is because he heard Sublime do Ring the Alarm (otherwise he would have played it on its own) and that means he has some Sublime bootlegs. Respect to that.
38. What I Got Alternate / Round 6 (Prince Jammy)
This sample does not include any music from the original track, but the music is actually very important. If you listen to the drumming, bass, guitar twangs, and even the reverb on the keyboard, it all exists in Sublime songs in one way or another. This song could be confused with a Sublime jam session if it was mislabeled.
39. Foolish Fool (Dee Dee Warwick)
Dee Dee Warwick is not to be confused with her more famous older sister Dionne Warwick despite the similar style and vocals. This Grammy nominated song was her most famous and is another example of music outside of the realm of reggae and rock that Sublime absorbed as an influence.
40. Saw Red / Bandelero (The Pinchers)
This seems to follow the path of taking a reggae song (She’s Mine) and making it a punk song (Saw Red) and then taking that song and bringing in reggae influence from a different group (Bandelero). Love it.
41. Johnny Too Bad (UB40)
This song is originally by the Slickers, but Brad says “Remember that song by UB40” and as a result I picked the second version.
42. Let's Go Get Stoned / Rebel Without A Pause (Public Enemy)
Sample rewind track on Let’s Go Get Stoned; which do you choose?
a) kickass rap track by Public Enemy
b) oldie but goody song by Ray Charles
c) vulgar gangsta rap about, um, “…Splash!” by Niggas With Attitude
d) just the first, but mention the others in a text supplement
43. The Hukilau Song / Freeway Time In LA County Jail (Don Ho)
I have been collaborating and collecting for more than 8 years to create this album, and it seems like every week I learn something new. Ezra Nuite emailed me saying that her brother lived in Hawaii and he would always sing lyrics from Freeway Time in LA County Jail but said it was a Hawaiian song. She didn’t know the track or artist, but with those key lyrics (“I throw my net out into the sea”) I was able to search for that string minus Sublime and found Jack Owens. This is hugely popular and I’m sure millions have sung it and found the connection to Sublime, but it wasn’t until recently that I made the discovery. It is always a pleasure. Jack Owens was inspired by a Hawaiian hukilau thrown as a fundraiser for a burned-down church. He wrote it and recorded a very old and very basic version with a ukulele, but Don Ho popularized it. Brad’s voice may match the 1948 crooning version best, but we made the choice to use Don Ho’s lounge-style. Check out the original here: http://www.rogerowenspeanutman.com/m...g%20sample.mp3
44. Real Situation (Bob Marley)
I have a promo disc for the box set that was for the promotional parties and was two discs. This version had some more pre-audio that was cut from the final version of Everything Under the Sun and came UNCUT from the tail end of the EUTS New Realization. There is literally a ten second pause where he sips his drink before going right into the album version of Real Situation. That’s some talent.
45. Sour Grapes (Descendents)
Sublime’s departure from covering all of Milo Goes to College – during their studio time in Austin, Texas they recorded many studio tracks of songs they never played live: Prince of Sin (Falling Idols), Vocab (The Fugees), What’s Really Going Wrong (Matt “Chicken” Willy), etc.
46. Rawhide (Frankie Laine)
One of at least two TV themes that Sublime covered, Rawhide is found on the original pressing of 40oz to Freedom, but had to be removed. It could then be found as part of The Missing ****, an mp3 collection of the tracks that were cut for the second (legal) printing of 40oz to Freedom. The show was a bit newer than Cisco Kid, but in the same pre-60s era. The taping of this song cuts off abruptly, even on the CD.
47. STP / I Second That Emotion (The Temptations & The Supremes)
The original song was by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles but was covered by The Temptations and the Supremes only a year later. This version is the latter, by the collaborative of two already-proven, huge Motown groups.
48. It's Expected I'm Gone / Get Out! Remix (Minutemen)
Get Out! is one of those tracks that could have its own mix disc it has so many direct influences. The aim for this disc is variety and musical breadth, so this track had to be included multiple times. What other song can you name that takes from a 1970’s female R&B hit (Clean Up Woman by Betty Wright), an educational children’s program (Four-Legged Zoo from Schoolhouse Rock), a drum beat that is looped, and a bassline from the group that does not allow anyone to sample their work (The Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin)? There are nearly a dozen direct influences in this track. If you listen to the first pressing version, the rap about Sublime mentions “Minutemen loops” referring to this drum beat.
49. Doin' Time Eerie Splendor Remix / Green Eyed Lady (Sugarloaf)
Eerie Splendor Remix was a posthumous version, but whoever came up with the mix of Sugarloaf’s bassy synth-organ may have had Cisco Kid in mind; its use reminds me of the Doors sample.
50. Cisco Kid / When the Music's Over (The Doors)
This horn dubbed over in this song is from Guru's (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal=G.U.R.U.) album Jazzmatazz called Introduction, the voices are obviously from the old television show Cisco Kid, and the organ is the Doors’. Throw that together and you have a very creative and surprisingly listenable song and Brad’s favorite on Robbin’ the Hood.