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Has Sublime had a lasting impact on music?

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16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/19/05 - 7:22:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
I consider myself one of the biggest Sublime fans in the world, I don't even mean that with any hyperbole.

I don't want to start with any long lectures though, I'd just like to get your opinions on the question. What popular bands today are obviously influenced by the reggae-based but barrierless style that Sublime played? I can think of a few, 311 as perhaps the most notable (yes, I know 311 was making music back in the day too).
Who uses Sublime's template today?

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/19/05 - 7:44:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd give it a few years more.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/19/05 - 7:53:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
of course they did. they are one of the greatest bands of all time.

too bad about Brad

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/19/05 - 7:58:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
"of course they did. they are one of the greatest bands of all time"

What I mean is not so much if other bands were inspired by them or anything, what other bands have incorporated elements of Sublime's style into their own?

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/19/05 - 8:26:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ive been a fan for years....well of course I am since Im from LB. But I really cant think of any bands that have the Sublime feel to it. Then again, im not a big reggae fan....or reggae influenced bands fan....that was a mouthfull. I would like to hear any bands similar if anybody know of any.

I just wish they were still around, cause LBDA didnt cut it for me.

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/19/05 - 8:35:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
As a ska-punk kid, I'm gonna go with "no."

Now, you're gonna have to take my opinion with a grain of salt because I've never been a HUGE Sublime fan... But as far as I can see, Sublime really has become an "intro to the ska scene" type band. Much like the BossToneS or Reel Big Fish, Sublime is what drives you in that direction, but not what keeps you there. So in the scene, they're not a huge influence.

Equally in what little I see of the mainstream music, they're not really doin' much either. Sublime's STRONGEST quality was that they had some absolutely deliscious grooves in their bridges that just shouldn't stop. The kicker of their songs was in their bridge.

You don't see that hitting too much in recent ska-punk or mainstream. I'm not HUGE into reggae, so I can't speak for that genre, but I know that for the other genres that they crossed into and in the mainstream, you don't really see much of their hand in it.

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/19/05 - 8:44:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
"... But as far as I can see, Sublime really has become an "intro to the ska scene" type band. Much like the BossToneS or Reel Big Fish, Sublime is what drives you in that direction, but not what keeps you there. So in the scene, they're not a huge influence."


I'd agree, although I'm not big into ska myself. Because they had a few ska songs (Wrong Way and Date Rape being the big ones) and were white, people lump them into the "ska" category and people move from that into bands that play ska heavily. I don't think that's a terrible thing but I think it might have disapointed the band.

"I just wish they were still around, cause LBDA didnt cut it for me."

Agreed

Slightly Stoopid is somewhat like Sublime if you want to check them out

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/19/05 - 8:51:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, I was gonna say Reel Big Fish. But it's just NOOO Sublime. Brad has/had the SEXIEST voice ever!
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/19/05 - 9:20:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd throw Sublime in the ska catagory largely because of their affiliation with Skunk records. While not all record labels are "this kind of band ONLY", when you're dealing with indies it does determine, in part, your listening audience.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/19/05 - 9:32:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, that's speaking about it from a record standpoint (although Brad founded them in the first place). Although the audience might be mostly ska fans, musically they built everything off the reggae "one drop" beat and threw in other music around that.
Not that they're strictly a reggae band, obviously.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/20/05 - 2:53:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well, there is a band by the name of Pepper that sounds a lot like Sublime. The singer sounds like Brad Nowell, too.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/20/05 - 3:50:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
"Sublime really has become an "intro to the ska scene" type band."
I would disagree. I'm a fan of sublime, but I've never cared for much ska, and although there are some ska-like elements to their sound, I wouldn't ever think of lumping them in with ska bands, and most ska fans i know don't care for sublime.
I think that they're not as influential as they could be(among commercially-oriented bands) because the don't fit neatly into any genre.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/20/05 - 9:36:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
Who the hell are Sublime?
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/20/05 - 10:36:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've heard one song, only because it was in a video game. And it was ok.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/20/05 - 1:50:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
i agree with Kepi, im much more of a bosstones kid myself.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/20/05 - 2:44:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Though Sublime is a phenominal band I don't believe they have been all too influential on the industry... sadly too because we really need a musical revolution to save us from the Green Day, Fall Out Boy, MCR, Good Charllotte etc spiral we're caught up in

PS one of my favorite warm-up songs for bass is Pawn Shop

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/20/05 - 2:57:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
"What popular bands today are obviously influenced by the reggae-based but barrierless style that Sublime played?"

James Brown
Bob Marley
Toots and the Maytalls
The Police
Madness
The English Beat
UB40
Fishbone
The Clash
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Rancid
...and anything on Two-Tone Records

Oh, wait...did I get that backwards?

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/20/05 - 3:28:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
You forgot anything on Moon records, too jD.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/20/05 - 4:06:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 12/20/2005 2:57:18 PM jdAppleton wrote:
Oh, wait...did I get that backwards?

Heh, was wondering what you were on about, pretty sure The Clash influenced them
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/20/05 - 4:13:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
And Tenor Saw, and Bad Brains, and Culture, and Barrington Levy, and Half Pint, and Michigan & Smiley, and NWA, and KRS-ONE, and Just Ice, etc etc
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/20/05 - 5:01:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
"I would disagree. I'm a fan of sublime, but I've never cared for much ska, and although there are some ska-like elements to their sound, I wouldn't ever think of lumping them in with ska bands, and most ska fans i know don't care for sublime."

I wouldn't lump them into "ska" at all, it'd be bad to lump them into any genre of music. But many people listen to Sublime because they ARE erronously labeled as ska/punk and then move on to actual 'ska' bands.

If we had to tie them to one specific genre it would undoubtedly be reggae.

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 12/21/05 - 2:41:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
I was going to come in here and say that The Clash was one of the first bands to mix in the reggae sound with their music, but I see that has already been done.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 12/21/05 - 12:47:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Has Sublime had a lasting impact on music?

one answer...it already did to me.

1 yr ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/31/20 - 6:06:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
*howl*



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