Summertime…and the livin’ is all about Sublime. We’ve got more information about the rollout of merchandise and content marking today’s 25th anniversary of Sublime‘s self-titled third album.
Today, you can look back on the album — which featured the hits “Wrong Way,” “Santeria,” “Doin’ Time” and “What I Got” — by watching an episode of Behind the Album Cover. Opie Ortiz, who created the album’s iconic artwork, tells the story behind the image.
Meanwhile, the Sublime graphic novel SUBLIME: $5 at the Door, which came out in June, will be available in deluxe and super deluxe editions on August 3. The super deluxe version comes with a different cover, designed by Ortiz, plus an LP featuring “Doin’ Time” on Dalmatian-print vinyl, five exclusive art prints and a limited edition Lou Dog vinyl figure. A comic book signing featuring Ortiz and DJ PRODUCT ©1969 will be held August 14 at Atomic Basement Comics in Long Beach, CA.
Next, an official music video for the track “Pawn Shop” will be released in the coming weeks. The animated clip is done in a “psychedelic/surfer/punk/graffiti” style, and features Sublime’s iconography.
Most importantly, new sales plaques have been presented to Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh, bass player Eric Wilson and, posthumously, late singer Bradley Nowell, the latter being accepted by his widow and son. The plaques commemorate sales of more than 18 million units in the U.S. for the Sublime album.
As previously reported, Travis Barker is currently working on an album of re-imaginings, remixes and collaborations based on songs from the original album.
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