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  • Smoke 2 Joints - jacked (stolen) from The Toyes
  • B. (Brent) Dowe and F. (Trevor) McNaughton - wrote Rivers of Babylon
  • Happoldt - Miguel's family
  • Nowell - Bradley's family
  • Wilson - Eric's family
  • All the Players - The people that played an instrument on the album, 40oz To Freedom
  • Kelly Vargas - Old drummer for Sublime
  • LBP - Long Beach Possie
  • World Famous Juice Bros. - The Juice Brothers - a punk band consisting of Bud Gaugh, Eric Wilson, Dennis "Scummy" Elm and Michael "Miguel" Happoldt
  • Field Marshall Goodman - Ras MG, toured with Sublime, and played drums on 40oz to Freedom while Bud was in rehab.
  • Floyd I - Bud Gaugh
  • Bad Religion - Wrote and performed, We're Only Gonna Die, which Sublime covered
  • The Descendants - Wrote and performed the song, Hope, which Sublime covered
  • George Hurley - Drummer for The Minutemen and Firehose
  • Mike Watt - Front man from The Minutemen and many other bands
  • All those flops - Mentioned in the song "Get Out", people who stayed around with no contributions
  • Toby Dog - Eric's dog (RIP), who walked away into the woods one day and Eric never saw him again (he was very old)
  • Louie Dog - Lou Dog (November 25, 1989 - September 17, 2001) Brad's dog and mascot for Sublime
  • Matt Dog - Bud's dog - Went blind and got hit by a car
  • James Brown - (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) Considered the "Godfather of Soul"
  • The BSM - ?
  • Miles Davis - (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) The famous trumpeter.
  • Ken The All Night Rocker - Kenneth Ramsey. The paraplegic punk rocker who fronted the band which shares the same name. He also wrote songs for Flipside. He has since passed away in 2006.
  • "Southside Pat" and Kathreen
  • Ino and Shelly, and their baby - Ino T. was a friend of the band, he was also mentioned in the song "DJs" on 40oz To Freedom. Long since divorced
  • Jimi Hendrix - (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) Considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
  • Beer - "Liquid Bread" - An alcoholic beverage made from barley, hops, and wheat. Comes in many different styles. A favorite of Sublime's vices.
  • Sonic Lizard - band
  • The Rapeman - Band fronted by Steve Albini in the late 80s. OR, possible reference to the guy at the party during Brad's years at Santa Cruz who mentioned the line "If it wasn't for date rape I'd never get laid" which inspired their hit song, Date Rape
  • Bob Marley - (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) "King of Reggae" Sublime covered/referenced many of his songs.
  • Bob Dobbs - Fictional founder of the Church of the Sub-Genius and the guy who has his head pictured three times on the 40oz CD (the pipe dude)
  • Bob Forrest - Front man for Thelonious Monster (another LA band). They played the Foothill, Bogart's, Blue Cafe, etc. with Sublime and was friends of many of the bands mentioned; Diet Faith, Imagining Yellow Suns
  • All those punker sluts - Other members of Thelonious Monster? Possibly Brad's groupies?
  • Eek-A-Mouse - Reggae musician
  • Tom - Tom Cheney, co-editor of "The Beat" magazine?
  • Crass - 80's English punk band
  • Chili Pot All Night - ?
  • Peni - Another 80's British punk rock band, Rudimentary Peni
  • Fugazi - American punk band on Discord Records
  • Rhino '59 - actual name: Rhino '39 (It was an inside joke, the band called them Rhino '59 because they were old), a punk band out of Los Angles - Brad may have lived with their lead singer Jason Scharback for a while
  • Reek One - Opie Ortiz's tag name
  • Last Pariahs - Band from Portland, OR
  • Naomi's Hair - Band
  • Butthole Surfers - Band Brad played with and later wrote songs with lead singer, Paul Leary (ex. Seed, April 29th, 1992)
  • Frank Zappa - (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) Member of "Mothers of Invention" and also a solo artist
  • Aunt Bea - maybe something to do with the Andy Griffith show, Aunt Bea was the Grand-Aunt to the Opie character?
  • Big Drill Car - Punk band that Sublime performed with at Bogart's
  • Bert Suzanka and all the Ziggens around the world - Bert Suzanka is the lead singer of The Ziggens who were Sublime's "brother band"
  • Jack the Third - Jack Maness III
  • Julia Parker - An Ex-Girlfriend of Miguel Happoldt
  • Jeff the King - ?
  • Martini (with his 40oz in hand) - ?
  • Jai Dodds and his son Christian - Friend of the band, mentioned in the song "40oz to Freedom"
  • Scum - Dennis "Scummy" Elm, he was in the (World Famous) Juice Bros.
  • Hard as Smoke and Cheap as Wood - reference to Wood & Smoke, an Orange County band Sublime played with at Bogart's in the early days
  • Scummette - Scum's then (psycho) girl.friend, but presently could be used to describe Scum's wife (rudely) or daughter (affectionately)
  • The Vandals - A Huntington Beach punk band
  • H.R. - ("Human Rights") is the stage name of Paul D. Hudson, lead singer of Bad Brains. Sublime performed with on H.R. a few occasions, and backed him for his solo release, Charge.
  • Nik Tweak - Nik Orlando, friend/neighbor of the band from college. An early drawing of the 40 oz to Freedom sun hung on a roll down screen in his apartment he shared with Jack Maness.
  • Joanne: Joanne Josie Spinardi, friends and neighbors of the band from college, met Miguel as freshmen in the dorms and was his housemate for a short period of time. In college days, Brad frequently dedicated their Minor Threat cover to her because she was a fan of Ian MacKaye.
  • Carolyn: Carolyn Case, friend of the band
  • Snow - Friend of the band (pictured inside Robbin' the Hood liner notes)
  • Bam Bam - ?
  • East Side Stoners - Generic reference to pot heads living in East LA
  • Saint Tucko - ?
  • Shawn Stern - One of three brothers from LA Punk band Youth Brigade, which played shows with Sublime
  • Kenji Easley Project - A joke band that Eric (drums), Scummy (bass), and Kenji Easley (guitar/vocals) had. They never performed live. On a side note, Kenji Easley was in Sublime for 8 or 9 months.
  • Steve Zepeda - Arguably "made" Sublime, one of their early promoters and booking agents; a club promoter, did Bogarts, Blue Cafe and Foothill in Long Beach.
  • Richard Greco - Owner of Bogart's
  • Bogart's - A bar on Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach; Closed in 1994.
  • Dave Shea - A roadie with Sublime. Dave Shea, Dave Cornblum, and Elder D. all formed a band called Shave. Miguel helped produce their album. Their first show happened to be at Golden Sails with Sublime in 1993.
  • Greg A - Greg Abramson, was THE PERSON who gave Jon Phillips a Sublime demo when they both worked for Gasoline Alley. He still DJs, going by the moniker Groovy Greg or Rewind Selecta.
  • Sacramento - Capital city of California
  • BMD - ?
  • Dany Lovitz in Arcata - ?
  • Diet Faith - A band with Greg Abramson, Miguel Happoldt and a couple other people who played a one-off show opening for Sublime at The Nugget at CSULB
  • Imagining Yellow Suns - A band from Long Beach / Orange County, CA. Consisting of bassist Tim Bugge, guitarist Ed Bernard, drummer Rob Fadtke, and another guitarist Scott Cross (AKA Elder D.). And, Scott did mastering for some of Juice Bros. albums.
  • Ben is Dead - Magazine (now defunct). Facebook group
  • Kevin Swinsen - ?
  • Fresha - band?
  • Cold Duke Train - band?
  • Wister - Bradford Wister Haines, friend of the band from LB State
  • Mark Mandoo and the One Live Crew -
  • Lakewood Posse - City between LA and Long Beach, CA
  • Mr. Capu -
  • Antioch Posse - City in Northern CA
  • Johnson Family -
  • Dirty Al -
  • Jennifer Henry -
  • Kelly 2 -
  • Lisa Johnson in Austin - Friend to the band. Took many pictures featured in later documentaries
  • Tonto -
  • Jimmy Carl Black - From Mothers of Invention (Frank Zappa's early stuff)
  • Mercado Caribe - A now defunct punk/ska/reggae club in Austin, TX (on 6th st.)
  • Lee - Lee Gettys, he was the owner of Mercado Caribe at the time Sublime visited
  • Jimmy's - Bar in New Orleans where Sublime played
  • Hardback - Bar in Gainesville, Florida where Sublime played
  • Mark Goodnine - Had some "psycho-pad" where Brad stayed - well known 1989 murder occurred and featured on true-crime shows
  • Jack Tripper -
  • Ingrid in Arcata -
  • Rusty, Bermuda Pete, Sarah -
  • Shannon Boyle -
  • The Spacefish - Band
  • NKOTB (in Costa Mesa) - New Klub On The Block, a punk rock venue in Costa Mesa
  • OK Hotel - Hotel in downtown Seattle on Alaskan Way; photo from outside club 1991
  • Joel at Waves - Waves is a Reggae bar that was in Downtown Los Gatos and is now in Downtown San Jose, Joel is the owner
  • Ninja Man - Reggae artist
  • Tam - Another Ex-girlfriend of Miguel Happoldt
  • Darby Crash - Lead singer for The Germs. (Committed suicide by heroin overdose)
  • D. Boone - Lead Singer of The Minute Men
  • Alex & Eka - 2 brothers, Alex was roommates with Greg Abramson when they met Happoldt back in the day
  • Grin -
  • Craig Caskey - ? also credited by Sublime-influenced band "Bargain's Music" on their album titled "77 003".
  • Dave Cornblum - mentioned above with Dave Shea, they were in the band, Shave.
  • Church of Rock and Roll - Small club in the Niles district of Fremont, CA
  • Cori and best friend. Georgi - Cori C. and Georgi L., friends of Sublime from the beginning. Sublime performed Georgi's party on 4/20/1990, which is considered to the the oldest known video of Sublime
  • Meat Puppets - Rock band
  • Tar Babies - Band
  • Katlyn and Frank - These two owned an awesome (but now defunct) punk record store in Long Beach called Zed Records, that always had rare Sublime boots. The address used to be: Zed Records, 1940 Lakewood Blvd., Long Beach (562)498-2757 [Current Website]
  • Scott (at Ten Ton) - Scott Papa. He owned Ten Ton Records in Long Beach. It closed in early '93. Sublime, Suburban Rhythm, and other LB bands used to play here and promote their music. Address was: 2749 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA
  • Everyone at DeJa - ?
  • CMJ Enterprises - College Music Journal
  • Molly Contrel - ?
  • Courtney Beatman - A guy named Courtney who owned Culture Beat, a reggae record store in Long Beach.
  • Mecca Parks and Recreation Department - Mecca is a city in CA near Palm Springs
  • 29 Palms - city in California near Palm Springs, the bitterness was reference to a couple of outdoor desert jam parties Sublime played at in Mecca that kinda got outta hand and the authorities were involved
  • Lisa G - Another Ex GF of Miguel Happoldt, Lisa Garvin (who was Miguel's lady at that time)
  • Kimmy - Old friend from Long Beach State, she was with Greg A and Happoldt at a Greatful Dead show in Las Vegas when Happoldt heard Scarlet Begonias and said he was going to get Sublime to record the song
  • Busface - Long Beach punk band that at one time Bud and Eric were in (amongst others)
  • Soup-lime - Another band consisting of the friends of Sublime. MORE INFO?!?
  • The Mentors - Band


[the following is only available on the extended version]


  • Just-ICE - Rapper from New York City sampled by Sublime on Smoke Two Joints, also Brad speaks highly of him during the KROQ interview located on Bum's Lie
  • Kris Parker, commonly known as KRS-One - Famous NYC Rapper, obvious inspiration for the song KRS-One and several samples
  • D-Nice - Derrick Jones, Another NYC Rapper and part of Boogie Down Productions with KRS-One
  • Queen Latifah - Famous Rapper/Singer
  • Shelly Thunder - 1980s reggae dance-hall artist (Just-ICE & Major Worries used her "riddim" from Kuff (1988) for part of Na Touch Da Just)
  • Geto Boys - Rap group from Houston, TX frequently sampled by Sublime
  • Public Enemy Number One - NYC rap group sampled by Sublime
  • N.W.A. - (Niggaz With Attitude), a rap group from Compton, California also sampled by Sublime
  • Ice Cube - Rapper from Compton, California, once a member of N.W.A.
  • Lench Mob - A West Coast rap group associated with Ice Cube
  • Cypress Hill - Rap group from South Gate, California
  • South Gate posse - South Gate is a city in California, and part of South-East Los Angeles County
  • Scott Cunningham -
  • Gina G. - Brad's first girlfriend.
  • That long-haired soundman dude - A weird, tweeky-looking sound guy that worked at Bogarts
  • Prince Jammy - (AKA Lloyd James, King Jammy) dub mixer and record producer
  • Scientist - Dub reggae artist that worked with Prince Jammy and King Tubby
  • Ini Kamoze - Jamaican reggae singer
  • Tenor Saw - Jamaican dancehall singer in the 1980s
  • Super Cat - Jamaican dancehall singer in the 1980s
  • Major Mackerel - 1980s reggae singer
  • Daddy Tiger - 1980s reggae singer
  • Major Worries - Reggae artist who's song "Dont Bodder With It" was sampled by Just-ICE and subsequently used by Sublime in DJs (after being influenced by Shelly Thunder's Kuff itself)
  • Half-Pint - Prominent Jamaican dancehall and reggae singer mentioned on Don't Push
  • U-Roy - Jamaican musician
  • Daddy Lizard - Reggae singer
  • Redman Superpower - Reggae compilation album
  • Shinehead - Jamaican reggae singer
  • Shabba - Shabba Ranks, Jamaican dancehall recording artist
  • The Beastie Boys - Popular hip hop group that Sublime sampled
  • Maggie and Jules and the Arlington crew -
  • Bradco Tires - on Anaheim and Orange(?), "always the lowest prices!"
  • YOU! - All the fans of course!

Trivia:

  • Billy Wilson - Eric's father, this album was dedicated posthumously to him in the liner notes but not directly in this song.
  • This track is spoken by Miguel Happoldt, not Bradley as often assumed.
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