Downstairs (EP)

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Downstairs EP
EP by 311
Released 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Alternative rock
Funk rock
Length 21:41
Label What Have You Records
Producer Nick Hexum
311 chronology
Backstage of Downstairs

Downstairs is an EP by 311, which was recorded in Nick Hexum's basement in 1989, and is considered the band's first recording. It is an independent release without cover art. Almost nothing is known about this collectors item, and an original version of the EP is almost impossible to find. However, a copy of the EP can easily be found circulating in bootleg circles and tape trading communities. The Downstairs EP suffers from guitar so scratchy that the instrument produced an unintended grinding "ringing" sound so high-pitched that it distorted the sound of the tape upon recording. On this EP, "Right Now" is one of the songs most afflicted with the grinding, ringing guitar noise. Owners of original copies of the EP (not the bootleg version) report that the grinding, ringing guitar noise is in fact present on the original source material.[1] This cassette is no longer sold anywhere.

In May 2010, 311 Fans re-released this cassette as a CD.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Feels So Good" 3:10 (NOT found on websites)
  2. "Right Now" 4:15 (One connection found on YouTube)
  3. "Fat Chance" (Early Fuck the Bullshit) 2:55 (One connection found on YouTube)
  4. "Unity" 3:02 (NOT found on websites)
  5. "Today My Love" 4:27 (NOT found on websites)
  6. "C.U.T.M." 3:52 (NOT found on websites)


  1. ^ "311 fans' Journal". Retrieved 2012-02-14. 

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