Long Beach, California American ska punk band Sublime was formed in 1988. The group’s line-up would remain unchanged until their breakup following the heroin overdose death of Bradley Nowell (vocals and guitar) in 1996. The original members of the band also included Eric Wilson (bass), and Bud Gaugh (drums), friend since childhood growing up in Long Beach. Nowell’s dalmatian, ‘Lou Dog’ was considered the mascot of the band and was sometimes allowed to wander on stage during performances. In 1997 some of their most nationally recognizable songs such as “Doin’ Time”, “Santeria”, “What I Got”, “Wrong Way”, and “April 26, 1992 (Miami)” were released and had airplay on U.S. radio.
Having sold over sold over 17 million albums worldwide with 14.9 of them sold in the US, Sublime released three studio albums…
“40oz. to Freedom” in June 1992
“Robbin’ the Hood” in October 1994
“Sublime” on July 30th, 1996
In addition, Sublime released one live album, one box set, five compilation albums and three EPs.