Don't Tread on Me (album)

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Don't Tread on Me
Studio album by 311
Released August 16, 2005
Recorded February - May 2005 at The Hive in North Hollywood, California
Genre Alternative rock, reggae rock
Length 37:27
Label Volcano Entertainment
Producer Ron Saint Germain,
311
311 chronology
Greatest Hits '93–'03
(2004)
Don't Tread on Me
(2005)
Uplifter
(2009)
Singles from Don't Tread on Me
  1. "Don't Tread on Me"
    Released: July 25, 2005
  2. "Speak Easy"
    Released: November 22, 2005
  3. "Frolic Room"
    Released: June 13, 2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 51/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly C[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]

Don't Tread on Me is the eighth studio album by 311, which was released on August 16, 2005. The first single, "Don't Tread On Me", was released to radio on July 26, 2005. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks and #1 on the R&R Panel Alternative chart. The second single, "Speak Easy", was released on November 22, 2005 and a third "Frolic Room", was released on June 13, 2006.

Don't Tread on Me debuted and peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200, selling 91,000 copies in its first week of release.[5] Despite the success of the leadoff single, the album, like its predecessor Evolver, has yet to receive an RIAA certification.

This is the third 311 album recorded in 311's recording studio The Hive in North Hollywood, California.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't Tread on Me"   Nick Hexum, SA Martinez, Aaron Wills 3:07
2. "Thank Your Lucky Stars"   Hexum, Martinez, Chad Sexton 3:24
3. "Frolic Room"   Hexum, Martinez 3:34
4. "Speak Easy"   Hexum, Martinez, Sexton 3:26
5. "Solar Flare"   Hexum, Martinez 3:11
6. "Waiting"   Hexum, Martinez 3:17
7. "Long for the Flowers"   Hexum, Martinez 2:49
8. "Getting Through to Her"   Martinez, G-Tripp 3:24
9. "Whiskey & Wine"   Hexum, Martinez 2:59
10. "It's Getting OK Now"   Martinez, Tim Mahoney 3:04
11. "There's Always an Excuse"   Hexum, Martinez, Willis 5:07
Total length:
37:27

Bonus tracks[edit]

iTunes exclusive
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Little Brother"   Hexum, Martinez, Sexton, David Kahne 3:27

Outtakes & Demos[edit]

  1. Into the Flame
  2. Take My Money
  3. Wandering Around
  4. Stealing My Girl
  5. Go
  6. Mase
  7. Hotness
  8. Chucka Bump
  9. Bomp Bomp Chik Ohmp
  10. Buster 101
  11. Rock 100
  12. T.H.A.W.
  13. Pickswing

Personnel[edit]

  • Shepard Fairey – artwork, design
  • Joe Gastwirt – mastering
  • Robert Greenidge – pans
  • Nicholas Hexum – guitar, vocals
  • David Kahne – pre-production
  • Tim Mahoney – guitar
  • Bryan Manley – studio technician
  • S.A. Martinez – vocals
  • Pablo Mathiason – A&R
  • P-Nut – bass
  • Myriam Santos-Kayda – photography
  • Chad Sexton – percussion, drums
  • 311 – producer
  • Giff Tripp – assistant engineer
  • Jason Walters – studio manager

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
2005 US Billboard 200 5[5]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak
position
2005 "Don't Tread On Me" U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 2
2005 "Don't Tread On Me" U.S. Billboard Pop 100 93
2006 "Speak Easy" U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 22

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