Robbin The Hood

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Sublime Robbin' The Hood Front Cover
Sublime Robbin' The Hood Back Cover

Album Specifics

Artist: Sublime
Released: 1994
Tracks: 24
Label: Skunk Records


Album Information

Robbin' the Hood is the 1994 (see 1994 in music) second ska punk album by the Southern California rock band Sublime.

"Steppin' Razor" is a cover of the Peter Tosh song (written by Joe Higgs).

"Saw Red" features the duet of Sublime's Bradley Nowell and No Doubt's Gwen Stefani.

"Falling Idols" is a cover version of the band Falling Idols' theme song.

The rants of a mentally disturbed man named Raleigh Theodore Sakers are featured on several tracks.

After the final listed track ("Raleigh Soliloquy Pt. III"), a short mix of songs including an alternate recording of "Don't Push" ends the album.

Robbin' the Hood is often thought of as the hard-core fans favorite album. This is due to the fact it was very inaccessible for non-fans due to its low production value (the album sleeve boasts of the songs four track recordings). Although there is no reason behind the low budget recording techniques, many feel that it was Brad Nowell's answer to the people who were beginning to feel he was in it for the money. Furthermore, the album is full of random fillers, instrumentals and 'Raleigh soliloquies'. This was done as it was originally only going to have 6 tracks.

Track Listing

  1. Waiting for Bud (Sublime) - 1:02
  2. Steady B Loop Dub (Sublime) - 1:23
  3. Raleigh Soliloquy Pt. I (Sublime) - 1:46
  4. Pool Shark (original) (Sublime) - 0:57
  5. Steppin' Razor (Joe Higgs) - 2:24
  6. Greatest Hits (Sublime) - 2:53
  7. Free Loop Dub (Sublime) - 3:08
  8. Q-Ball (Sublime) - 0:43
  9. Saw Red (Sublime) - 1:57
  10. Work That We Do (Sublime) - 2:34
  11. Lincoln Highway Dub (Sublime) - 2:21
  12. Pool Shark (acoustic) (Sublime) - 1:25
  13. Cisco Kid (Sublime) - 4:38
  14. Raleigh Soliloquy Pt. II (Sublime) - 3:39
  15. STP (Sublime) - 2:57
  16. Boss D.J. (Sublime) - 2:51
  17. I Don't Care Too Much for Reggae Dub (Sublime) - 5:20
  18. Falling Idols (Ross Fletcher/William Pangborn III) - 2:37
  19. All You Need (Sublime) - 2:45
  20. Freeway Time in L.A. County Jail (Sublime) - 3:17
  21. Mary (Sublime) - 1:34
  22. Raleigh Soliloquy Pt. III (Sublime) - 8:29
  23. Don't Push (Sublime)*
  24. Hidden Dub Song (Sublime)*

* Starred items are hidden tracks at they end of Raleigh Soliloquy Pt. III. Don't Push is an alternate version, and the hidden dub song has a snippet of Boss D.J. over the intro and at the end. This hidden song seems to be from the same sessions as the dub version of "What I Got" (not Verified).

Trivia

  • It is Opie Ortiz (Friend of Sublime and Long Beach Dub Allstars singer) on the cover of Robbin' The Hood.
  • Part of the recording was done at 23032 Carreterra Lane, San Juan Capistrano, CA.
  • Turntable work done by Doug (DJ Product © 1969) Boyce of Hed PE.