Sublime’s 1996 self-titled album release included the radio hit “Doin’ Time”, co-written by Goodman. It was a huge success, earning the band worldwide fame and eventually selling five times platinum.
Formed in 1988, Long Beach garage punk band Sublime rose to fame in the mid-‘90’s on the back of the California punk explosion. Their 1992 debut album 40 oz. to Freedom, which featured the title track and controversial frat rock classic “Date Rape”, both co-written by Bicycle writer Marshall Goodman, helped establish Sublime and their blend of dancehall-reggae, punk, surf rock, hardcore and hip hop with the So-Cal skate punk crowd. Sublime toured extensively throughout 1994-1995, as their popularity increased gradually beyond the West Coast, while “Date Rape” began earning significant radio play. Sublime’s 1996 self-titled album release, which was released two months before the death of lead singer Bradley Nowell included the radio hit “Doin’ Time”, also co-written by Goodman. It was a huge success, earning the band worldwide fame and eventually selling five times platinum. Following the death of Nowell, Sublime’s surviving members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh formed the Long Beach Dub Allstars in 1997, which also included frequent Sublime contributor Goodman, co-writer of their best-known feel-good song “Sunny Hours”.