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Sublime/Rivers of babylon / we're only gonna die


I was wondering if you knew who all played/sang (even clapped!) in the Rivers of Babylon recording. I'm pretty sure Brad was playing a 12 string guitar but who else was involved?

Also, who was the other guitarist in We're only gonna die for our own arrogance? Just curious


Rivers of Babylon is a psalm from the bible (137) that was popularized by Boney M and The Melodians. Sublimes version is done at a house recording via a four track with Jack Maness playing and singing and friends listening.

Not sure which version of "Early Man", as Brad often called his cover of his favorite Bad Brains song, you're referring to, but it's possible that Brad played both parts and they just mixed it on track. Otherwise Mike Miguel Happoldt did a lot of guitar work on albums. For example, he does the solo in What I Got after "I can play the guitar like a motherfuckin riot".

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