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Robbin' the Hood Explicit Lyrics
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|1. Waiting For Bud|
|2. Steady B Loop Dub|
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|4. Pool Shark [Original]|
|5. Steppin' Razor|
|7. Free Loop Dub/Q-Ball|
|8. Saw Red|
|9. Work That We Do|
|10. Lincoln Highway Dub|
|11. Pool Shark (Acoustic)|
|12. Cisco Kid|
|13. Raleigh Soliloquy Pt. ll|
|15. Boss D.J.|
|16. I Don't Care Too Much For Reggae Dub|
|17. Falling Idols|
|18. All You Need|
|19. Freeway Time In LA County Jail|
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Long Beach garage kings Sublime rode the cresting wave of late-'80s/early-'90s Cali punk to a well-received 1996 major-label debut whose success was overshadowed by tragedy: frontman Brad Nowell died of a heroin overdose just a month before its release. This 1994 album was their freshman indie outing and the record that largely secured their ticket to the majors. Instead of building on the energetic, if formulaic, punk-reggae fusion of their 1992 40 Oz. to Freedom (with its sometimes awkward, too-dumb-to-be-ironic lyrical bent), Robbin' displays a Nowell whose slow evolution as a songwriter is more than compensated by an eager plundering of old-school rap influences and ska beats. It's a record that moves the band beyond often-stultifying punk clichés to a true musical adventure whose buoyant sense of discovery is almost palpable, and one that proves that their '96 big-label breakthrough was no accident. --Jerry McCulley
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I'll be honest, I did get into Sublime in '96 with the release of their S/T album and I thought it was a great album back then. After a few listens to 40 oz though, I realized it was a much better CD. People told me that Robbin the Hood was a bad album and that I should stay away from it, so I decided not to buy it. Finally I decided to get this album and listen for myself to see how good it was, and I'm damn glad I did! This CD is now my favorite Sublime CD, with 40 oz as a close second.
Unless you're 15 or something and just getting into Sublime, I might understand why you dont like this CD, because your used to all the crap that's on the radio these days and Sublime's S/T album is their most mainstream one. Get 40 oz though, and once you like that more than the S/T, get this and give it a few spins and you'll see what I mean.
1. Waiting For Bud - A brief jazz/reggae instrumental opener. Easygoing track to get you into the varied mood of the album. 5/5.
2. Steady B Loop Dub - Awesome sampling on display here. It's here where Brad conjures up a line for the opening song of the '96 self-titled album, Garden Grove ("Music from Jamaica, all the love that I've found, pull over, there's a reason why my soul's unsound"). 5/5.
3. Raleigh Soliloquy Pt. 1 - Ah, yes, that lovable psychotic Raleigh Theodore Sakers. Here, he's mumbling about a computer programmer named Christine Gontara. 5/5.
4. Pool Shark - A rowdy, minute-long, straight-up punk rocker. Depressing lyrics about Brad's heroin addiction, but he shouts them out as if the depression is nothing. The audio quality isn't exactly pristine on this, as the frantic drum and guitar accompaniment overshadow Brad's raucous vocals. 4/5.
5. Steppin' Razor - A Peter Tosh cover. An excellent, upbeat reggae number with Brad's low-key voice going along with the vibe. 5/5.
6. Greatest Hits - Pure ska punk. Great bass and great delivery on Brad's part. 5/5.
7. Free Loop Dub - Reggae/dub with a psychedelic twist and decent sampling to close it out. 4.5/5.
8. Q-Ball - Too brief hip-hop number (0:43), featuring Q-Ball, Brad's cousin and Long Beach rapper. 3/5.
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This Sublime cd has always been one of my favorites, no matter what. I played this cd so much *was originally purchased in 1996, that four yrs later I had to buy it again. Read morePublished on June 17 2004 by Nikki Grenier
This album is great, especially if you love Sublime, but it isn't nearly as good as either "40 Oz" or the Self-titled. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2004 by Drew Macevenwick
I own 40 oz and the self-titled cds, so I thought I'd complete the collection of the 3 main sublime cds. Its been about 2 years since i bought my 1st sublime cd, sublime. Read morePublished on Dec 3 2003 by Jimmy The Cat
Is it music?
After coming home from work, I placed Robbin' The Hood in the stereo system.
Settling myself next to the bar, I asked Beth to hand me a beer. Read more
Sublime was an extremely talented band. If lead swinger Brad Nowell hadn't overdosed on heroin, who knows where they'd be today? Read morePublished on June 9 2003 by Ari Eisenberg
Living in Australia i haven't heard much sublime. What i got has recently been played on a commercial rock station. i downloaded a few songs and loved it. Read morePublished on May 22 2003 by nick moad
a lot of my friends think i'm weird for liking this cd, but there are really some great songs on this...
1.Waiting for Bud. Read more