Ongoing History of New Music Daily: Sublime’s graphic novel

One of the leading bands of the mid-90s ska-punk and reggae-punk boom was Sublime, who came out of Long Beach, California. And that’s even though their singer died of a heroin overdose on May 25, 1996, just days before their breakthrough album was released.

They sold millions of records and managed to continue on with a new frontman for decades afterward.

Sublime’s tragic and incredible story will be told in a new graphic novel later this year called Sublime: $5 at the Door. This has been designed as a companion piece to a documentary on the band, which came out in 2019. It’ll come in various versions at various price points, including a couple that will feature the first-ever release of the band’s Doin’ Time EP pressed on Dalmation-coloured vinyl. That’s in honour of Lou Dog, Brad’s companion and official band mascot.

Yesterday’s post was on the dangers and trials of being a member of Nine Inch Nails in the early days.

And don’t forget to check out my podcast The Ongoing History of New Music where you listen on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogleStitcher, or wherever you get your on-demand audio.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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