- Released: November 17, 1998
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: MCA
- 1.Wrong Way
- 2.Saw Red
- 3.Foolish Fool
- 4.Don't Push
- 5.Mary / Big Salty Tears
- 6.Boss D.J.
- 7.Garden Grove
- 8.Rivers of Babylon
- 9.Little District
- 11.Marley Medley: Guava Jelly / This Train
- 12.What Happened / Eye Of Fatima
- 13.Freeway Time in L.A. County Jail
- 14.Pool Shark
- 15.It's Who You Know
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This is a collection of demos and acoustic versions of Sublime songs.
Sublime includes: Bradley Nowell.
Engineers include: Miguel, Dave Zlacket, Laurie Daniels.
Much like Jimi Hendrix and 2Pac, Sublime's Bradley Nowell has taken on a second life thanks to a number of posthumous releases. Thankfully, the people left to preserve his legacy have taken great lengths to ensure his memory hasn't been tarnished by any slapped-together releases. ACOUSTIC offers a more gentle insight into a performer known for an often outrageous and untamed punk persona.
Recorded between 1991 and 1995 in sites ranging from a friend's sewing room to assorted clubs, this collection reveals Sublime's former leader to be a lover of blues ("Don't Push"), Camper Van Beethoven ("Eye Of Fatima") and X (an all-too short "It's Who You Know.") In addition to Sublime's better-known songs ("Wrong Way," "KRS-One"), Nowell's performances also reflect his affinity for reggae whether it's a Marley medley of "Guava Jelly" and "This Train," or an effective cover of the Melodian's classic "Rivers Of Babylon," complete with a xylophone solo by Sublime bassist Eric Wilson.