Sublime Stand By Your Van on LP
1998 Live Compilation Remastered & Making Its Vinyl Debut!
Originally issued in 1998, Stand By Your Van is the second compilation of material from the Sublime camp released in the wake of their frontman's tragic death from a heroin overdose in May 1999. Recorded in the mid-90s, the energetic eleven-track offering features raw and loose live versions of definitive catalog tracks like "Date Rape," "Badfish," "Caress Me Down," and "Don't Push" from the band's first two albums 40oz. to Freedom (1992) and Robbin' the Hood (1994).
"The singular sound of Sublime, alternately polished and rough and ready, finds stoner rock, rap, punk, and hip-hop funk blended with doses of ska, rock steady, dancehall, and every other pungent flavor of reggae. The result was a beautiful, warts-and-all brand of poetry - a powerful new blend of street sounds and party music. In Nowell, Sublime had as astounding singer and lyricist who created his own edgy but expressive underground vernacular. And in Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh, Sublime was fortunate to have an agile, rock-solid rhythm section that could cover the entire musical waterfront." - David Wild