Sublime (2) ‎– Jah Won't Pay The Bills

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Dub, Ska
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DJ's
Badfish
Let's Go Get Stoned
New Song
Had A DAT
Don't Push
Ball And Chain
Slow Ride
Date Rape
Live At E's

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elhornet

elhornet

June 22, 2016
referencing Jah Won't Pay The Bills, LP, Ltd, RE, Gre, B0024479-01
I bought 2 copies. Both ended up being green. It's made me wonder how many green ones there really is..
VinylandKicks86

VinylandKicks86

April 29, 2016
referencing Jah Won't Pay The Bills, LP, Ltd, RE, B0024479-01
i agree this pressing is awesome! i'm really impressed with the sound quality if you've never heard this & you're a sublime fan you're in for a treat.
Racer599

Racer599

April 19, 2016
referencing Jah Won't Pay The Bills, LP, Ltd, RE, Gre, B0024479-01

Likely 500 total green copies. All individuals connected with the production of this release, and former Sublime members/family received green copies prior to RSD. Some received 2 green copies.
ebrecords.music

ebrecords.music

April 17, 2016
referencing Jah Won't Pay The Bills, LP, Ltd, RE, B0024479-01

Hell of a set. Just cracked this one open and loved every damn minute of it! Sounds F'n great!
mattsunday

mattsunday

April 17, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Jah Won't Pay The Bills, LP, Ltd, RE, B0024479-01

**This was the demo sold out of the trunk of the band's car, so that explains why a certain song doesn't have the solo or production changes which exist on the full length they appear on.**

I wasn't sure what we were going to hear since these were demo tunes, but the audio quality is incredible. I was pleasantly surprised at the fullness of the sounds and tones, and all 10 songs feature the polish you'd expect from a full release. The horns sound bright, the vocals are well-balanced and the bass is able to groove and drive the songs without any pieces being lost in their complexity.

At first listen, I found Badfish and Date Rape to be refreshing, possibly better, versions of what we got from the full studio releases. It's tough to qualify something as "better," though, so let's just say I possibly prefer them.

I received a black copy, like the majority of those who purchased it, so I don't know how the 420 Green versiong play in comparison. My copy, unfortunately, had very noticeable swirls of small scratches on Side B, although I did not notice an affect on how the vinyl played.

This, for me, was a 5-star listen, and after a few more chances to listen with a beer or two in my hand, I'll update with some song impressions and more details as they arise.

If you missed out on this at Record Store Day, and can pick it up without too much inflation on eBay, don't second guess it. I've always enjoyed Sublime, but they certainly aren't my favorite band -- this is a must-own for my collection.
barvoucher

barvoucher

April 16, 2016
referencing Jah Won't Pay The Bills, LP, Ltd, RE, B0024479-01
Sounds pretty great. Not as good as the 40 oz version but still a nice treat for collectors. D.J.'s sounds a bit low pitched compared to the 40 oz version but it's cool.
RamosPA

RamosPA

April 16, 2016
referencing Jah Won't Pay The Bills, LP, Ltd, RE, Gre, B0024479-01
is there a way to determine if the vinyl is green without opening it?
TheManNamedStan

TheManNamedStan

April 16, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Jah Won't Pay The Bills, LP, Ltd, RE, B0024479-01
Good pressing. No Saxophone solo on Ball & Chain and Date Rape.
asssss

asssss

March 17, 2016
referencing Jah Won't Pay The Bills, Cass, C005
Are any of the songs on here the same versions on 40 oz.? On YouTube they are.