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Classic DVD Review: Sublime | Live 94-96

A hit-and-miss hodge-podge of footage from Brad Nowell's final years on the road.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


It has been more than six years since Sublime frontman Brad Nowell died of a heroin overdose, but the releases just keep on coming.

This latest one is Live 94 – 96, a DVD of assorted live footage taped during the last two years of his life, as the ska-punk trio criss-crossed the country on various tours. Not surprisingly, it’s a hodge-podge of varied quality — some is colour but most is black and white, some looks like professional video but most appears amateurish, some has decent audio but most is bootleg-quality. Sure, the faithful might enjoy seeing the band in their element on clips of Date Rape and 40 Oz. To Freedom, but the casual fan might be better off waiting for the next instalment in the never-ending line of posthumous Sublime product.