The “95-7 Throwback Of The Day” 2/17
I’m flipping the script on you here a bit today. Not only is this one of the best throwback songs of all time, but “Santeria” in my opinion is just one of the greatest songs ever. Sublimes’ time was cut short with the death of Bradley Nowell in 1996 from a drug overdose, yet, another great musician gone to early to the ignorance of drug abuse. I grew up listening to Sublime and songs such as “Santeria,” “What I got,” “Wrong Way” and many others during my years teen years, so I’m a huge fan to say the least.
“Santeria” is a song about a jealous ex-boyfriend who is planning to take revenge on the man who stole his girlfriend. Mixed message, meh, not now n’ days… but still a great video, and unique given the fact it was filmed shortly after Brads death. Sublime helped pioneer the way for a lot of musical styles you here today, so we should appreciate their style at the least, even if you like it or not. Plus I love Sublime for the pure fact they had a dog as a member of the band. Lou Dog, Brads Dalmatian, was the mascot and would appear on stage and almost all shows. How can you not love that?