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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.
Leslie West of Mountain
From the cowbell on "Mississippi Queen" to recording with The Who when they got the wrong Felix, stories from one of rock's master craftsmen.
Steve Forbert - "Romeo's Tune"
"Let me smell the moon in your perfume..." It took a rough mix and an extra verse, but Steve found his "calling card" song, which is always
Rebecca St. James
This Australian Christian music star found herself a California surfer guy, giving new meaning to her song "Wait For Me."
Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons