Grassroots (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 12, 1994
StudioMad Hatter
GenreAlternative rock, funk rock, rap rock, rap metal, reggae rock, funk metal
ProducerEddie Offord, 311
311 chronology
Singles from Grassroots
  1. "Homebrew"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Lucky"
    Released: October 18, 1994
  3. "8:16 a.m."
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
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]

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
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



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


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


  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. ^