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Sublime sucks - Newsflash!
« on: April 02, 2013, 01:10:34 AM »
Sat down and flipped on Paladia when I got home.   A Sublime concert in Chicago was in progress, so I thought I'd check it out.   New frontman, as Bradley WhatsHisName died a long time ago.   Basically 3 piece, pretty basic, and kind of barren and sparse.  And actually, as I'm a journeyman trio guy now, I am in 'study' mode.

I start noticing vocal pitch issues, and start noticing that this guy is a hella sloppy singer.   I would count him mediocre in a bar band context.   But these guys are playing in front of 50,000 people at a big summer festival.

I learned a long time ago that the music industry is not a meritocracy.   But sometimes it is just astounding how crap can float to the top sometimes.   A bunch of tats and some drug references in the songs go a long way, I guess.

I stayed with it for 4-5 songs.   Too many similar songs.   2 chords back and forth over a reggae beat, doing the reggae upbeat thing on barre chords.   4 note melody, 2 on each chord.   Sing-song.  Most of the lyrics pretty lame.

Honestly, I want to find something to like.  But if I stumbled on this band playing in a bar, I would leave.




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Re: Sublime sucks - Newsflash!
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 01:23:34 AM »
Mediocrity so sucks.
Does anyone ever read these things.  I have some guitars, some amps and some effects but none of them play the guitar for me.... Yet.

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Re: Sublime sucks - Newsflash!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 02:50:09 AM »
Mediocrity so sucks.

I think their audience/fanbase is easily amused.   They may actually celebrate sloppiness.

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Re: Sublime sucks - Newsflash!
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 04:47:08 AM »
The old frontman was carrying the band.
They call it the Blues, but the shit makes me SMILE!

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Re: Sublime sucks - Newsflash!
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013, 04:02:23 PM »
The old frontman was carrying the band.

Never saw them live... maybe they were significantly better with Bradley.   Post-Bradley version sure is lame.  Like watching 50,000 people being swindled, and liking it.   Of course, I think most of them were stoned to the point of liking most anything.

If you surf Paladia channel,  you will likely run across the concert.

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Re: Sublime sucks - Newsflash!
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2013, 05:09:58 AM »
I caught the show a few nights ago.....Pretty shitty!
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Re: Sublime sucks - Newsflash!
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2013, 02:40:33 PM »
I caught the show a few nights ago.....Pretty shitty!

I thought the playing was just really boring and sloppy.   Thousands of bar bands with better musicianship.  I would wager there is a Sublime tribute band out there that is at least twice as good as those guys.

Then I see the sea of fans/attendees out there who paid good money to be there.   Hey-- Lay off the bong-- the emperors got no clothes.

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Re: Sublime sucks - Newsflash!
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2013, 06:57:12 PM »
They (the audience) were all acting like they got their money's worth or something!
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