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
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[2]

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.[3]

A special vinyl edition of the record was pressed for Black Friday at United Record Pressing in Nashville, TN.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Homebrew"Nick Hexum, Tim Mahoney, SA Martinez, Chad Sexton, Aaron Wills3:04
2."Lucky"Hexum, Martinez, Sexton2:50
3."Nutsymtom" (Appears as "Nutsymptom" in the liner notes)Hexum, Mahoney, Martinez, Sexton, Wills3:02
4."8:16 a.m."Hexum3:43
5."Omaha Stylee"Hexum, Martinez4:15
6."Applied Science"Hexum, Martinez, Sexton2:44
7."Taiyed"Mahoney, Martinez, Wills1:50
8."Silver"Hexum, Mahoney, Martinez, Sexton2:47
9."Grassroots"Hexum, Sexton4:13
10."Salsa"Hexum, Mahoney, Martinez, Sexton2:28
11."Lose"Hexum4:17
12."Six"Hexum, Martinez, Sexton3:16
13."Offbeat Bare Ass"Hexum, Martinez, Sexton, Wills3:44
14."1,2,3"Hexum, Sexton2:59
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Cross, Charles R. (2004). "311". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 813. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  3. ^ "Grassroots RIAA certification".
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150387843304775.376328.45121499774&type=3