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This is based on the George and Ira Gershwin song "Summertime
," from the 1935 musical Porgy & Bess
. They share the same first line, "Summertime and the livin's easy."
This was the final song on Sublime's third album, and it was their commercial breakthrough. It became a hit shortly after Sublime lead singer Brad Nowell died of a drug overdose. The band broke up when he died, but drummer Bud Gaugh and bass player Eric Wilson formed a new band called The Long Beach Dub All-Stars.
"Doin' Time" was originally in the lyrics but was replaced by "Summertime" at the last minute.
This contains a sample from the Beastie Boys' "Slow and Low" from their 1986 album License to Ill. The line is, "And when we do it like this, in the place to be."
The band's Dalmatian, Lou-Dog, makes an appearance on this. Lou got the band temporarily kicked off the first Warped tour in 1995 when he bit a skateboarder.
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
Jon Foreman of Switchfoot
Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly
what he means.
Meet the "sassy basket" with the biggest voice in country music.
The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.