Sublime Second Hand Smoke

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Item:  MCA 11714

CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: MCA

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 12/19/97, pp.75-76
"...Sublime's own evolution from beer-bash trio to sonic experimentalists is...evident. By the end of this chronologically sequenced set, they're mixing up Peter Tosh instrumentals, duetting with pal Gwen Stefani, and concocting soulful pop-reggae..."
- Rating: B

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.Doin' Time - (Uptown dub)
  • Buy for $0.992.Get Out! - (remix, previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $0.993.Romeo - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $0.994.New Realization
  • Buy for $1.295.Don't Push
  • Buy for $1.296.Slow Ride - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $0.997.Chick on My Tip - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $0.998.Had a Dat - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $0.999.Trenchtown Rock - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $1.2910.Badfish
  • Buy for $0.9911.Drunk Drivin' - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Saw Red - (with Gwen Stefani)
  • Buy for $0.9913.Garbage Grove
  • Buy for $1.2914.April 29th, 1992 - (Leary)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Superstar Punani - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $0.9916.Legal Dub - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $0.9917.What's Really Goin' Wrong - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $1.2918.Doin' Time - (Eerie Splendor remix, featuring Mad Lion)
  • Buy for $0.9919.Thank Dub - (previously unreleased)

Product Description:

SECONDHAND SMOKE is a collection of previously unreleased tracks along with alternate and dub takes of currently available material. This limited edition release of SECOND HAND SMOKE is packaged with a t-shirt.
Sublime: Brad Nowell (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Eric Wilson (organ, bass); Bud Gaugh (drums).
Additional personnel: Gwen Stefani (vocals); Miguel (guitar, sound effects, background vocals); Tim Wu (saxophone); Isiah Owens (keyboards); Field Marshall (drums, programming; Billy Wilson (percussion).
Producers include: Paul Leary, The Field Marshall, Miguel, Sublime, Bradley Nowell.
Engineers include: Eddie Ashworth, Miguel, Craven Morehead, Steve McNeil, Donnell Cameron.
Includes liner notes by Michael "Miguel" Happoldt.
Personnel: Brad Nowell (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Gwen Stefani (vocals); Miguel Leary, Michael "Miguel" Happoldt (guitar, background vocals); Tim Wu (saxophone); Eric Wilson (organ); Isaiah Owens (keyboards); Field Marshall (drums, programming, turntables); Bud Gaugh (drums); Billy Wilson (percussion); DJ Product c 1969 (turntables).
Audio Mixers: Field Marshall; Eddie Ashworth; Miguel Leary; Sean Perry; Steve McNeil; Craven Morehead; Jez Colin; Matt Hyde ; Paul Leary; Stuart Sullivan; Warren Fitzgerald ; Michael "Miguel" Happoldt; Brad Nowell.
Liner Note Author: Michael "Miguel" Happoldt.
Recording information: C.S.U.D.H (1987-1996); Clandestine Labs, Temecula, CA (1987-1996); Mambo Recorders (1987-1996); Mambo Recorders, Long Beach, CA (1987-1996); Pedrenales, Briarcliff, TX (1987-1996); Total Access Studios, Redondo Beach, CA (1987-1996).
Illustrators: Opie Gibran Ortiz; Sean Fischer.
Photographer: John Dunne.
It is often said that the quickest way for an artist to become famous is to die. The obvious flip-side of this is that the artist doesn't get to enjoy the fruits of his labors. On SECOND-HAND SMOKE, the surviving Sublime members and long-time collaborator Miguel gather together some of their earliest demos along with more recent out-takes in a final tribute to their late leader, drug casualty Brad Nowell.
Comparing the earliest work on this release to the later hits, it's striking how far Nowell's songwriting had progressed. The band was just beginning to synthesize its diverse influences into something that was instantly recognizable as Sublime. The early songs range from the straight pop of "New Realization" to reggae ("Don't Push") to the blend of ska and hip hop that was their signature ("Garbage Grove"). On "April 29th 1992 (Leary)," Nowell explores the real motivation behind the LA riots from the partly-humorous, partly-serious point-of-view that would characterize the bulk of his work. One can only wonder how far Nowell would have taken his music had he not passed away just as he was entering his prime.
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  • UPC: 008811171421
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