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40 Oz. To Freedom [Explicit Lyrics]

Sublime Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)
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1. Waiting For My Ruca - Sublime
2. 40oz. To Freedom - Sublime
3. Smoke Two Joints - Sublime
4. We're Only Gonna Die For Our Arrogance - Sublime
5. Don't Push - Sublime
6. 5446 That's My Number/Ball And Chain - Sublime
7. Badfish
8. Let's Go Get Stoned
9. New Thrash
10. Scarlet Begonias
11. Live At E's
12. D.J.s
13. Chica Me Tipo
14. Right Back
15. What Happened
16. New Song
17. Ebin
18. Date Rape
19. Hope
20. KRS-One
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Ska music has been deeply ingrained in the punk rock culture since the Clash adopted their rude boy stance near the end of the British punk invasion and the 2-Tone label put ska on the map. Suddenly, punks stopped kicking the crap out of each other long enough to dance. The debut release by Orange County, California's Sublime is a positively infectious record that marries varied styles of dub, reggae, rap, sampling, scratching, and badass dancehall ska with old-school punk overtones. Musicianship on this record is exceptionally tight, featuring Brad Nowell's innovative guitar work and bright, soulful voice. Packed with 40 oz. of rock (21 tracks) including the ultimate pot-smoking anthem "Smoke Two Joints" and the novelty hit "Date Rape." --Gail Worley

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SUBLIME 40oz. To Freedom (1996 US reissue 20-track CD album featuring cover versions of Smoke Two Joints [The Toyes] Were Only Gonna Die [Bad Religion] 54-46 Thats My Number [Toots & the Maytals] Scarlet Begonias [Grateful Dead] Rivers of Babylon [The Melodians] and Hope [The Descendents] with lyric booklet GASD-11474)

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5.0 out of 5 stars and there he wept when he remembered Zion... June 30 2004
Format:Audio CD
Ever wanted to know where 311 got most of their inspiration in their revolutionary sound, then look no further then Sublime. Sublime is the epitomy of the music movement apptly titled "ska," in which they combined their many influences which included reggae, hip hop, rock, and good old punk and dancehall fused together to form what we all know as ska. But Sublime really can't be holed into a catagory like ska because they really were just too original to be of a small part of a whole. They were the voice of the LBC and the voice of everyone that loves to party and have a good time. They had a couragous singer in Bradley Knowell, with his smooth and haunting voice, and guitar skills to boot there was no way of doubting this bands sucess and well, some saw the untimely end come sooner then we all expected (RIP).
40 oz's is by far their masterpiece, and if you're new to the ska scene, it would be a shame for you not to buy this album first and foremost before any others. Every song is a definate listen and though it takes time for some people to hook onto them, it will be definately worth the time and effort to listen to this whole cd. Even the shoutout track at the end is great! This album is the soul of Bradley and it shows the struggles he dealt with, and the heart and soul he poured into getting his band off the ground and into history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars hot damn July 2 2004
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You already know I'm rocking this and copping this album, why the hell wouldn't I? Think about it friend, this is a great album that just solidly encapsulates the whole mood and sound of Sublime. Sublime is a great band it really has a sort of sound that just touches on everything, but has such a solid consistancy that you would be damned to say that these guys suffer an identity crisis. Unlike many of the numerous (NUMEROUS) bands to bite sublimes style (Authority Zero I point my finger squarely at you!) there is a solid consistancy that comes from Sublime. I wish death on bands that bite their style, no there will never EVER be another band like Sublime so imatators... please stop! Anyways I'm feeling like talking about every song on this album... aight 1 2 3 here I go!
Waiting For My Ruca- what a great song! I just love the dum dum sort of beat on this. It is slow and it is dreamy, a quality song indeed.
40 Oz. To Freedom- mmmmmm good. The begining just kicks and you get into the hook as soon as you hear. Then comes the bangin' chorus with the charged guitar, oh it makes my body sweat.
Smoke Two Joints- is the worst song Sublime ever sang. I hate this song I think it is so annoying, I don't even have the faintest idea why all you pot heads think it's such a great song. Way too gimmicky.
We Are Only Going to Die For Our Own Ignorance- this song rocks em real tight boy. I likes it, it just has a punkish feeling to yet it stays with that sort of ska riff that... oh it just sounds good. This was when Bad Religion didn't suck.
Don't Push- a great reggae soundin' song. I like it much you can just chill back and rock ya head back and fourth, maybe even do something that involves ummmm well you know what I'm talking about.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best kick back cd April 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
40.oz is a classic. Every song on here is great and it never gets old. This was sublime's first cd and from day one, they defined what ska/regae mix should sound like. If you cant find the brilliance of this cd, you do not know a thing about music.
1. ruca- The cd starts off with lou dog barking (he's the dog on the back cover), and then goes into ruca. I listen to ruca non-stop the first time i heard it. With just a one note bass and some kicks, this song is brilliant. Bradley's song writing skills show early on
2. 40. oz. to freedom- This song is great. it's sort of a ska song, but then the guitar kicks in, swithching the song at the chorus.
3. smoke 2 joints- classic. This is the only song i know where in my hometown, the gangsters, the punks, and of course- the pot heads jam out too. This is sublime's most popular street song. Great lyrics. I'm not too sure though i who did it first (the toyes or sublime), Bradley said he was jacked from the toyes, if anyone knows, email me.
4. We only die...- a sort of punk song (its a cover, forgot who did it first), with Bradley's great voice. Picks up the cd to the next level
5.Dont push- Where to begin with this song, its brilliant. Alot of people dont get how good this song is. Bradley made three (maybe more)versions of this song, and he's not recycling lyrics, he's just looking for the right fit. The lyrics trip you out, they're so great. The endong is great too- tweeking every weekend and we just cant take it...
6. 5446/ball and chain- Great party song. The song swithces up in the middle, its real good. Another cover
7. Badfish- one of sublime's top three songs. Has a great line- i swim but i wish i never learned (right now) waters too polluted with germs-, talking about his heroin addiction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tell them raggae music is on the loose..... Feb. 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
This CD is undescribable, one of the greatest recordings ever. The versatility will SHOCK people who are fans of today's pop music scene (which so much the same it's sickening). You get rock, hip-hop, raggae, punk, balladry, everything you can imagine on this album, even within the same song. And the sampling gives it a character and feel all its own. This album sounds like nothing else before or since. Their Bad Religion cover is awesome and shows a direction they take even further on the self-titled album. Brad's vocals are soulful and moving while at the same time fitting each song and being fun. This album is perfect for a house party (such as the one sung about in the first song Waiting For My Ruca, which is great). 40 Oz. to Freedom is an amazing experience taken as a whole, but some of the best of the great songs (which they all are) include the title track, smoke two joints, DJs, Dont Push and Chica Me Tpo. Get this album, get transported back to the LBC and feel the love. RIP Brad
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty album
Great album, recommend marijuana usage to bring out the flavor. Fry your brain and allow the music to soak in. Then just dig in!
Published 3 months ago by Nikola Kovacic
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Sublime Album
This Sublime album started it all! It has some cool old school stuff with ska/reggae and actually not obnoxious punk rock on it. Two thumbs up,i love it
Published on June 28 2004 by Bill Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Hit that sold me!
This cd was the one that "sold me" on sublime. I originally owned it in a cassette tape, then upgraded to a cd. Read more
Published on June 17 2004 by Nikki Grenier
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best CDs of all time
All the sublime CDs are really good but 40oz. is the best of all of them and probably my favorite CD of all time. Read more
Published on June 13 2004 by William Voermann
5.0 out of 5 stars f'in sweet
If you're a sublime fan and you don't have this album your not a sublime fan. This is by far the best record they put out in the short time they were a band. Read more
Published on June 11 2004 by RyDog
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have open ears this is for you
I contains ska, raggae, hip hop, and punk rock. It's the kind of cd that grows on you the first couple of listens youll think its boring but then it becomes your favorite cd of... Read more
Published on May 23 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD, Great band, Other reviews are WAY off...
Let me start off by saying NO, Brad Nowell was alive and well during the creation, release of, and after the album was released. Read more
Published on April 28 2004 by Bill DeMattia
5.0 out of 5 stars Homage
I'm 41 years old now, with a wife and four kids sleeping in the quiet house, and the time has come to pass along wisdom. Read more
Published on April 12 2004 by William Bingham
4.0 out of 5 stars underrated
I've been listening to this cd a LOT lately. I have n idea why. when I first bought thsi I thought it was crap, but it grows on you. Read more
Published on April 10 2004 by ...
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime's best work
This cd is a must have for any fan of good music. There is songs on here for everyone! For all you dope smokers there is "Smoke Two Joints" and "Let's Go Get... Read more
Published on March 16 2004 by Barbara Streisands Love Slave
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