40 Oz. to Freedom [Japan 1998]

40 Oz. to Freedom [Japan 1998]

by Sublime


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40 Oz. to Freedom [Japan 1998]

With their debut, 40 Oz. to Freedom, Sublime attempt to have it both ways. The group wants to appeal to alterna-punks, but they want to cut a little deeper and make some sort of social statement, both with their lyrics and their self-consciously eclectic music. Since the group has a knack for combining dancehall reggae with hardcore punk, the music can be nervy and invigorating, but their joyous blend of cultures doesn't fare so well at the lyrical level. No matter how you look at it, "Date Rape" isn't a bold, ironic satire on macho mores -- it's frat rock that's bound to be misinterpreted, especially with its homophobic "I can't take pity on men of his kind, even though he now takes it in the behind" conclusion. Lyrics like that prevent 40 Oz. to Freedom from being the cracking, skanking skatepunk record that it had the potential to be. [The Japanese edition adds several bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2007
Label: Universal Japan
UPC: 4988005436207
catalogNumber: 6316

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Performance Credits

Sublime   Primary Artist
Brad   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Conga,Vocals,Sampling
Adam   Conga,Vocals
Miguel   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Sampling
Chris Hauser   Trumpet,Bongos
Eric Wilson   Organ,Bass,Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Brad Nowell   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Conga,Vocals,Sampling
Marshall Goodman   Drums,Turntables,Vocals
Bud Gaugh   Drums,Sampling
Todd Foreman   Saxophone
Brian Wallace   Baritone Saxophone
Adam   Conga,Vocals
Duane Hartman   Alto Saxophone
Nick Martin   Trombone

Technical Credits

Brenton Dowe   Composer
Anthony   Engineer
Miguel   Contributor,Sonic Manipulation
Steve   Engineer
Trevor McNaughton   Composer
Sublime   Producer
Wade   Engineer
Chris Hauser   Contributor
Brad Nowell   Composer
Opie Gibran Ortiz   Artwork,Illustrations

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