Greetings Rocksmith fans!
Big news for yours truly as it so happens that next week’s Rocksmith 2014 DLC is the very band I’ve requested for years, yes it’s finally Sublime time.
Sublime is a band that I got into a bit too late. I was 13 and had gone on a trip to stay with my cousins in Los Angeles, we did the typical things a tourist would do Hollywood Boulevard, Disneyland, and the like. One day I was watching TV and saw a commercial for a new album from a band called Sublime, they looked like a bunch of typical California dudes, and there was a clip of skateboarding so it caught my attention. That night we went to Tower Records and I bought the album, thinking it was something that wouldn’t be around in Canada.
I still remember playing it for my friends they couldn’t believe what they were hearing, songs like April 26, 1992, Wrong Way, Seed, and Burritos. Pretty mind-blowing stuff to be listening to at 13 in 1996.
When I got to high school I found other people had listened to Sublime, but it was still just the self-titled album and a majority of them would just listen to the same 5 songs over and over again. Eventually I met people that were willing to delve deeper into their catalog, live shows, acoustic, covers of bands I listened to like Bad Brains, Bad Religion, and Descendents. I still remember hearing their cover of Hope in my friend’s basement
“Wait a minute I know this song…”
Many a hot summer day would be spent listening to 40 Oz To Freedom or Robbin’ The Hood. Many a night was spent watching my friends cover Sublime songs in dive bars, with beer in plastic cups.
Oh, I am!
Sublime is a band that gets a lot of flack, for the company they attract or perhaps the subject matter of their music, but beyond that you will find a band that is simply perfect for Rocksmith.
Eric Wilson’s bass lines are awesome, solid grooves with lots of variation, it’s going to be fun no matter what five songs they pick. Bradley Nowell had a great tone, he really knew how to play just enough when it came to a guitar solo. You’re going to get that typical reggae-punk feel with some truly awesome leads.
Here’s what I think you can expect on Tuesday
Because there is no avoiding it.
Because it’s always on the Radio.
A great chord progression, a solid bass line, the syncopated chords, a simple, yet super impactful solo
This song isn’t too easy to play…
Because it’s in Rock Band
Of course, if I was going to pick the songs it would be Badfish, STP, Pawn Shop, All You Need, and Slow Ride. So there you have it, I finally got the band I wanted, and yes I had requested them officially many times.
Are you excited for Sublime? Do you also think Sublime with Rome is an awful money grab that you’d rather not exist? Do you hate Sublime? Comment away!