In October 24th, 2005, several bands gathered together for a live performance at the Henry Fonda Music Box in Hollywood, CA. The purpose of this live performance was to get together a bunch of bands to pay tribute to the band Sublime, whose lead singer passed away in 1996. The concert also served as a benefit for MusiCare. This tribute performance was recorded and released on DVD and entitled as Look at All the Love We Found: A Tribute to Sublime. In June 2005, an audio CD of a similar nature with a different set of bands covering Sublime songs was released. This DVD is a follow-up and provides fans of punk, ska, and more specifically, Sublime a chance to see several different musical groups perform covers on Sublime's greatest hits.
The content of the Look at All the Love We Found: A Tribute to Sublime DVD includes a live concert performance with twelve songs, which include individual band performances and group jam sessions. Interspersed throughout the live performance are interviews with Bob Forrest from Thelonious Monster, John, Bert & Dickie from The Ziggens, Scott Russo from Unwritten Law, Murs from Living Legends, Josh Fischel from Bargain Music, AWOL One from The Shapeshifters, Norwood Fisher & Angelo Moore from Fishbone, Raul Pacheco & Wil-Dog from Ozomatli, David Hidalgo & Louie Perez from Los Lobos, 2mex, solo artist, and Ikey Owens, The Long Beach Dub Allstars.
The interviews address topics that include their opinions about Sublime, experiences with the band, their music styles and trying to find the right song to cover, etc, as well as a reading of words from Bradley Nowell by Norwood Fisher. The DVD comes with the option to watch the concert with the interviews or without. The interviews make up approximately ten minutes of the feature's total runtime of one hour and four minutes. I personally would have preferred to have seen the interviews as an entirely separate featurette to watch apart from the concert. On that note, I am glad they included a concert-only play.
Overall, I was not blown away by the live performance. I think part of the problem is that I am not very familiar with a lot of the bands who performed in the concert, and I am not a huge fan of Sublime's music either. In the end, the tunes just weren't as catchy to me and I would much rather hear the songs in their original format conducted by Sublime versus the covers.
1. "Get Out" performed by Bargain Music
Also included is a bonus audio CD with Sublime covers "Ebin" by The Banned feat. Chuck D., "Had a Dat" by Dr. Isreal, "Waiting for My Ruca" by Bedouin Soundclash, "Roots of Creation" by Mishka, "Don't Push" by Mystic Roots Band, "Burritos" by Brain Failure, "Get Out (live)" by Bargain Music, "Date Rape (live)" by Fishbone, and "Waiting for My Ruca (live)" by AWOL One, Abstract Rude, and Josh Fischel.