Sublime is well qualified to represent the Rocksmith DLC

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.

Good times.

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 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!

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Wilkins Micawber
Wilkins Micawber
September 1, 2014 3:53 pm

You know, requesting the songs more than once does nothing. Each request after your first for a song is disregarded.

Mike
Mike
September 1, 2014 1:41 pm

Santeria confirmed by the German and French FB pages.

j
j
September 1, 2014 3:45 am

Some people think the world revolves around their taste in music. If Sublime, (a band I haven’t heard of before), has something to teach me on guitar then I am willing to learn it.

Isn’t this game about learning guitar/bass?

k
k
September 1, 2014 7:16 am
Reply to  j

You tosser.

j
j
September 1, 2014 9:30 am
Reply to  Elliott

Troll

j
j
September 1, 2014 10:37 am
Reply to  j

I was just looking through my list of songs and can not believe how many there actually are. I imagine life would be pretty boring for music snobs.

HA!
HA!
September 1, 2014 12:00 pm
Reply to  j

That’s a fresh, good attitude! Though I do have to admit that I am floored by the fact that you haven’t heard of Sublime!

j
j
September 1, 2014 11:41 pm
Reply to  HA!

To be honest I only know one of their songs “What I got”. They just weren’t that big in Australia. I’m still interested enough in them to see what they have to offer.

KR
KR
August 31, 2014 3:37 pm

Aside from a few of the somewhat interesting/inspired choices (surf pack, some of the Yacht Rock stuff, the classical stuff), DLC has been garbage for months. Looks like they are intent to stay on that path. Sublime is terrible.

mags
mags
August 31, 2014 8:57 pm
Reply to  KR

I thought there had only been one garbage pack. And that was back in April.

Tony Tunes
Tony Tunes
August 31, 2014 3:45 am

If it has “April 29” I will pick it up.

Jeff W
Jeff W
August 30, 2014 11:48 pm

Fug yeah! Thank you Ubi!

Rossome
Rossome
August 30, 2014 6:36 pm

Sublime is my dog Gracie’s favorite band. Coincidence?

jODie
jODie
August 30, 2014 3:44 pm

White murican idiots ruining music? thats 90% of our market target, make it a five pack!

HA!
HA!
August 30, 2014 7:33 pm
Reply to  jODie

Tina, is that you?

Nah, just kidding. There’s punctuation used, but perhaps you have competition? 🙂

lol
lol
August 31, 2014 12:49 am
Reply to  HA!

Where is Tina this week anyway? Her rage posts are always entertaining. 😆

Rossome
Rossome
August 30, 2014 8:17 pm
Reply to  jODie

My dog loves Sublime and she’s a genius! Black, white, brown w/pink tongue.

IZ
IZ
August 30, 2014 3:06 pm

Another pass for me.

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
August 31, 2014 6:16 am
Reply to  IZ

Yeh, not a fan here either.

Good luck though to those who are though. Enjoy. 😉

Myles
Myles
August 30, 2014 2:06 pm

Can’t wait for this pack! I really want me some more Slayer though

Rich
Rich
August 30, 2014 2:00 pm

Ubi is on a roll. Sublime made some fun music and offers quite a bit to RS.

HolyHandGrenade
HolyHandGrenade
August 30, 2014 1:38 pm

I hope the pack’s impending success paves the way for Streetlight Manifesto.

elemenohpenc
elemenohpenc
August 31, 2014 12:33 am

+1 million

…and RX Bandits.

Mike
Mike
August 30, 2014 12:38 pm

Santeria
What I Got
Wrong Way
Smoke Two Joints
Summer Time

Thomaz
Thomaz
August 30, 2014 12:08 pm

I hope Santeria and Pawn Shop make it in the pack 😆

JoeGrip
JoeGrip
August 30, 2014 11:37 am

Awesome!!! I’m going to download this ASAP! I’ve always wanted to play What I’ve Got!

Hammer1021
Hammer1021
August 30, 2014 10:38 am

😛 :mrgreen: 😛 yes the time has finally come.
If I could pick the five it would be
Superstar punani
Smoke two joints
Pawnshop
Burritos
Seed
……..I want more

Dead
Dead
August 30, 2014 10:20 am

Such an overrated band, sad when your fame is due to your singer dying of an OD

Chris
Chris
August 30, 2014 10:51 am
Reply to  Dead

more like underrated and if he didn’t die i bet he would have gone on to make some incredible music.

Honky thom
Honky thom
August 30, 2014 11:06 am
Reply to  Chris

I didn’t know the singer had died. I heard of them from Dave Mirra’s BMX on Playstation.

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
August 30, 2014 9:05 am

As someone from an Eastern European country, this is something I`ve only heard about from the interwebs (or maybe I just had the wrong friends), but had never never listened to them until now. I feel the same away about them as the Libertines: bored.

Waiting to see the charts as always, Biffy has proved me wrong once, but right now I feel meh.

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
August 30, 2014 8:57 am

really…
SubPrime

Joey
Joey
September 1, 2014 2:17 pm
Reply to  Bat Wings

Isn’t that cute

deltaXkila
deltaXkila
August 30, 2014 8:24 am

I previously said that whatever comes after Bachsmith is gonna fill in big shoes.
SHOES WERE FILLED.

Mikael
Mikael
August 30, 2014 8:21 am

You lost me at “typical California dudes”. 😛

elemenohpenc
elemenohpenc
August 31, 2014 12:51 am
Reply to  Elliott

?t=53s

Rossome
Rossome
September 1, 2014 7:14 pm
Reply to  elemenohpenc

That’s pretty funny, but I think Nowell’s real genius was in the notes he didn’t play as in string muting. It adds a lot.

Rossome
Rossome
September 1, 2014 7:29 pm
Reply to  Elliott

True

old guy
old guy
August 30, 2014 8:04 am

Super excited about this! Dan’s the man and this pack will dominate. hoping for Badfish but which ever is chosen ok with me. A couple of great tracks are on the Sublime with Rome but I don’t expect those.

Great news!

fu
fu
August 30, 2014 7:08 am

Always fun to play and/or sing along to sublime. Should be fun for everyone. I’ve liked the diversity of music in the dlc even if I don’t personally like the style or band. Very refreshing.

bickalicious
bickalicious
August 30, 2014 7:06 am

I’m in the mood, get ready
I’m in the mood, come on now, yea

Rijy
Rijy
August 30, 2014 7:06 am

I wish for superstar punani

Gabivad
Gabivad
August 30, 2014 6:55 am

Well there you go you finally have it :mrgreen:

Honky thom
Honky thom
August 30, 2014 6:54 am

Some of these songs I like, some I don’t, I’ll wait and see what’s what, I’ll probably get a couple of them I’m guessing.

Dylan
Dylan
August 30, 2014 5:40 am

If Date Rape or Ebin are in the pack I will give Dan Amrich a hug

Jeam95
Jeam95
August 30, 2014 5:34 am

It’s about time!

Rick
Rick
August 30, 2014 4:57 am

This is awesome news! Probably won’t appear but I would pick Ebin, any selection of Sublime would make me happy! 😛