Grassroots (album)

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Grassroots
Studio album by 311
Released July 12, 1994
Recorded Mad Hatter, 1993
Genre Alternative rock, funk rock, rap rock, reggae rock
Length 45:12
Label Capricorn Records
Producer Eddie Offord,
311
311 chronology
Music
(1993)
Grassroots
(1994)
311
(1995)
Singles from Grassroots
  1. "Homebrew"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Lucky"
    Released: October 18, 1994
  3. "8:16 a.m."
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Grassroots is the second album by 311, released on July 12, 1994. The album was intentionally recorded to have a "muddy" tone, and was recorded in a small house in Van Nuys where all of the band members lived together. This album also contains the track "Applied Science", which is a staple in 311's live show and has included a full-band drum solo since 2000. P-Nut records with a 5-String Warwick bass for the first time here as well. The album was certified Gold in 1999 by the RIAA, having sold over 500,000 copies.[2]

A special vinyl edition of the record was pressed for Black Friday at United Record Pressing in Nashville, TN.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Homebrew" (Mahoney, Hexum, Wills, Sexton, Martinez) – 3:04
  2. "Lucky" (Sexton, Hexum, Martinez) – 2:50
  3. "Nutsymtom" (Mahoney, Sexton, Hexum, Wills, Martinez) – 3:02 *Labeled as "Nutsymptom" in the liner notes
  4. "8:16 a.m." (Hexum) – 3:43
  5. "Omaha Stylee" (Hexum, Martinez) – 4:15
  6. "Applied Science" (Sexton, Hexum, Martinez) – 2:44
  7. "Taiyed" (Mahoney, Wills, Martinez) – 1:50
  8. "Silver" (Mahoney, Sexton, Hexum, Martinez) – 2:47
  9. "Grassroots" (Hexum, Sexton) – 4:13
  10. "Salsa" (Hexum, Mahoney, Sexton, Martinez) – 2:28
  11. "Lose" (Hexum) – 4:17
  12. "Six" (Sexton, Hexum, Martinez) – 3:16
  13. "Offbeat Bare-Ass" (Sexton, Hexum, Wills, Martinez) – 3:44
  14. "1,2,3" (Hexum, Sexton) – 2:59

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Eddie Offord, 311
  • Engineers: Eddie Offord, Scott Ralston, 311
  • Mixing: Chris Offord
  • Mastering: Chris Bellman
  • Programming: Nick Hexum, Chad Sexton
  • Photography: Darin Back

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1994 Heatseekers 8
1994 The Billboard 200 193

References[edit]