Sublime – Robbin' The Hood
Double vinyl LP pressing of the newly remastered edition of this 1994 album in gatefold jacket. Robbin' The Hood is the second album by the Southern California ska-punk band Sublime. It is noted for it's experimental nature and numerous samples and interpolations of other artists. Gwen Stefani, of No Doubt, contributes guest vocals on the track "Saw Red." Robbin' The Hood is noted for having low production values (the album sleeve boasts of it's "13 self-produced 4-track home recordings"). It has been speculated that it was Brad Nowell's answer to the people who were beginning to feel he was in the music business for the money. The album is full of fillers, instrumentals and 'Raleigh Soliloquies,' selections from a rant recorded by a schizophrenic man named Raleigh Theodore Sakers. This was done as it was originally only going to have six tracks. According to late lead singer Bradley Nowell's wife, the majority of the album was recorded in a Long Beach, California crack house.