Grassroots (album)

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Grassroots
311 - Grassroots.jpg
Studio album by 311
Released July 12, 1994
Recorded 1993
Studio Mad Hatter
Genre Alternative rock, funk rock, rap rock, rap metal, reggae rock, funk metal
Length 45:12
Label Capricorn
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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Homebrew" Nick Hexum, Tim Mahoney, SA Martinez, Chad Sexton, Aaron Wills 3:04
2. "Lucky" Hexum, Martinez, Sexton 2:50
3. "Nutsymtom" (Appears as "Nutsymptom" in the liner notes) Hexum, Mahoney, Martinez, Sexton, Wills 3:02
4. "8:16 a.m." Hexum 3:43
5. "Omaha Stylee" Hexum, Martinez 4:15
6. "Applied Science" Hexum, Martinez, Sexton 2:44
7. "Taiyed" Mahoney, Martinez, Wills 1:50
8. "Silver" Hexum, Mahoney, Martinez, Sexton 2:47
9. "Grassroots" Hexum, Sexton 4:13
10. "Salsa" Hexum, Mahoney, Martinez, Sexton 2:28
11. "Lose" Hexum 4:17
12. "Six" Hexum, Martinez, Sexton 3:16
13. "Offbeat Bare Ass" Hexum, Martinez, Sexton, Wills 3:44
14. "1,2,3" Hexum, Sexton 2:59
Total length: 45:12

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]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Billboard 200 193
Billboard Heatseekers Albums 8

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