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  • Audio CD (June 17 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000002P22
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 234 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,279 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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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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40 Oz. To Freedom

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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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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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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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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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If I had to reccomend one album to buy from Sublime, like many, I would choose this album. It is chalk-full of excellent songs that range from excellent, slow, chill out tunes too heavy, fast, agressive songs. And that is the great thing about this album. Sublime do not restrict themselves to Ska - they add many elements of Punk, Metal, Jazz and Rap. The chill-out tunes are plentiful, with songs like '40oz. To Freedom', 'Smoke 2 Joints', and the iressistably catchy 'Chica Me Tipo'. There are also great agressive, slam dance songs here like 'New Thrash' and 'We're Only Gonna Die For Our Arrogance' - which is a cover of the Bad Religion classic. Another great cover is here as well, an interesting version of Grateful Dead's Scarlet Begonias. Brad Nowell's voice is excellent for all the styles of music infused here, and his guitar playing is great. Solid playing, but not too technical. Many of the songs are catchy. Excellent bass work I might add, very good in songs like 'Waiting for my Ruca' and 'Smoke 2 Joints'. If you want too hear sweet drumming, check out the drum solo in 'New Thrash'. All in all, this album will satisfy your Ska fan, Your Punk, Your Metalhead, or just about anyone. This is a true work of brilliance, you must own this album.
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