Yours Truly - (Import CD)
Sublime with Rome
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Paul Leary
- Yours Truly [PA]
Personnel: Aimee Allen, Joe Cueto, Kevin Bivona, Jammal Tarkington, Roberto Serrano, Tameca Jones, Chris "Flict" Aparri, Maggie Walters, DJ Rocky Rock, Todd Forman (vocals).
Audio Mixer: Mario Caldato, Jr.
Recording information: Sonic Ranch Studios, Tornillo, TX.
After losing Bradley Nowell -- the face of Sublime -- the rest of the group retired the Sublime name for a good 13 years before recruiting Rome Ramirez. For Yours Truly, their first release together under the name Sublime with Rome, it's wise that they play up the fact that this is a different band than the one that put out 40 oz. to Freedom. Ramirez doesn't have nearly as much personality as Nowell, and for many, the former frontman was the essential ingredient. However, for the fans that are willing and able to move on, Ramirez's silky voice nicely complements bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh. With the exceptions of the electronic dub of "Safe and Sound" and a cameo by rapper Wiz Khalifa in the bridge of "Can You Feel It," they stay true to the sound that made Sublime a household name. Ramirez does a good job of mimicking Nowell's style of guitar playing, and on vocals he wisely holds to a less-is-more approach rather than trying to be showy. He offers up a laid-back, beach bum style of singing reggae-pop and So-Cal punk, appealing equally to fans of Jack Johnson and Third Eye Blind. Meanwhile the production, courtesy of Butthole Surfers' Paul Leary, seems straight from the days when the Third Wave of Ska Revival was peaking (with the occasional DJ scratch thrown in for good measure). Yours Truly doesn't quite match the caliber of the albums in the Sublime discography, but it's a fairly enjoyable spin-off just the same. ~ Jason Lymangrover
- Country of Origin
- Fueled by Ramen Records
- Studio / Live
- Sublime with Rome
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Panic
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Only
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Lovers Rock
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Murdera
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] My World
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Paper Cuts
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] PCH
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Same Old Situation
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Take It or Leave It
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] You Better Listen
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Spun
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Can You Feel It - (featuring Wiz Khalifa)
- Entertainment Weekly (p.73) - "[They have] a more melodic, mellow bounce..."
- 38m 39s
- Video Disabled
- Charles Godfrey; Stuart Sullivan; Lewis Richards
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