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.