Transistor (song)

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Transistor 311.jpg
Single by 311
from the album Transistor
ReleasedJune 30, 1997
GenreAlternative rock
Reggae rock
LabelCapricorn Records
Songwriter(s)Nick Hexum, S.A. Martinez, Chad Sexton
311 singles chronology
"All Mixed Up"

"Transistor" is the title track by the band 311 from the album Transistor (1997). The song clocks in at approximately 3:03. A music video was also shot and directed for the single.

Music video[edit]

The video features the band playing in a small room, while a giant CGI rotating orb travels from different locations showing the band performing in their room on the sides of the orb. Some of the places include a city sidewalk, forest, suburban neighborhood and the Griffith Observatory. [1]


Chart (1997) Peak
US Billboard Alternative Songs 14[2]
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 31[3]


  1. ^ Unknown (May 7, 2007). "311 'Transistor'". Retrieved 2010-02-10.
  2. ^ Alternative Songs »August 2 1997 (1997-08-02). "Transistor - 311". Retrieved 2011-09-25.
  3. ^ "311". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-09-25.