(Yahoo!) - For those of us old enough to remember the golden days of alternative rock, 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of Sublime — the Long Beach, California-based dub-rock band whose 1996 self-titled major label debut (third studio album in total) was certified six times platinum.
To celebrate the quarter century that has passed since Sublime started rocking, Ume, Geffen, Gasoline Alley and Skunk Records have joined forces to release the CD and DVD package 3-Ring Circus: Live at the Palace. The 27-song set was recorded October 21, 1995 by Gary Davis on a single camera and features more than 78 minutes of material, including the singles "Date Rape," "Badfish," and "40 Oz To Freedom."
"The 3 Ring Circus show was us with the Wesley Willis Fiasco and Lords of Brooklyn," Sublime's drummer Bud Gaugh told Yahoo! Music. "We ran into these guys on tour and played a show with each of them separately, so we thought, 'Wow, wouldn’t it be cool if we could get all three bands together?' It was a homecoming for us. We had been out on the road for a while and then we were bringing these new friends back to our home to let our old friends enjoy the music, too."
Sublime used to hire friends to shoot their rehearsals and shows, but Gaugh — who left the spin-off group Sublime With Rome in December, 2011 to spend more time with his family — was unaware until recently that the 1995 Palace show existed. He was happily surprised when his manager sent him the footage, and once he watched it he was blown away.
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