Aaron Gilbreath

Apr 3, 2020

59 min read

Sublime Played Their Most Powerful Song at Their Last Show

“The Ballad of Johnny Butt” is one of the California band’s most moving songs, even if it’s the least-serious sounding

Sublime playing Warped Tour in Asbury Park, NJ 8/18/1995. Getty Images

“Lovin’ is what I got. Said remember that.” –Bradley Nowell

For a perpetually stoned band that took very little seriously, the California band Sublime played some seriously powerful music.