Sublime‘s original Skunk Records album, Jah Won’t Pay The Bills, has only ever existed on cassette tape since its 1991 release. (And by “release” we mean Sublime sold it out of the trunks of their cars before they made it big time.) Now, 25 years later, they are ready to reissue JWPTB on cassette tape – and on vinyl for the first time ever! In honor of Record Store Day, Jah Won’t Pay The Bills will be available on April 16th, 2016, at local Record Store Day indie shops, plus 420 limited edition Green Cassettes and 420 limited edition Green Vinyl will be randomly scattered throughout various RSD locations.

Check out this sweet vid that Drama 3/4 made for Surfdog Records and hear Bernie Grundman (legendary mastering engineer and lacquer cutter), Michael “Miguel” Happoldt (original demo tape producer), Brian “Big Bass” Gardner (mastering engineer), and Marshall “Ras MG” Goodman (Drums & Vocal on “Live at E’s”) discuss the process of re-mastering this legendary album.

Sublime – Jah Won’t Pay The Bills (Record Store Day 2016)

If you’re unfamiliar with the epic celebration that is Record Store Day, it’s just what it sounds like: a global holiday created to celebrate upwards of 1400 indie record stores in the US and thousands worldwide. Conceived in 2007, the first Record Store Day took place on April 19th, 2008 and has since spread to participating independent record stores on 6 of the 7 continents (get your act together, Antarctica!). This year, Record Store Day’s official ambassador is Metallica, an honor previously held by Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal), Joshua Homme (Eagles of Death Metal, Them Crooked Vultures, Queens of the Stone Age), Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Jack White, Chuck D and Dave Grohl. Record Store Day celebrations include special releases, contests, performances, promotions, meet & greets, parades, cook-outs, body painting and more, so check out the Record Store Day website to find participating locations in your area!

Keep on rockin’, Froggies!