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Encyclopedia > Grassroots (album)
Grassroots cover
Studio album by 311
Released July 12, 1994
Recorded Mad Hatter, 1993
Genre Alternative Rock
Length 45:12
Label Capricorn Records
Producer(s) Eddie Offord,
Professional reviews
311 chronology

Grassroots is a critically acclaimed album by 311, released on July 12, 1994 (see 1994 in music). The album was certified Gold in 1999, having sold over 500,000 copies.[1] Album cover for Grassroots by 311 This is an album cover. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... 311 (pronounced three eleven) is an American alternative rock band originating from Omaha, Nebraska. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Funkcore is a musical genre, or perhaps movement, derived from a fusion of American-styled hardcore punk and funk. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Capricorn Records was launched by Phil Walden in 1969 in Macon, Georgia (with offices in Atlanta). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Eddie Offord is a noted record producer and engineer, who worked in his ADVISION Studio in London on some of the most famous albums in the 1970s. ... 311 (pronounced three eleven) is an American alternative rock band originating from Omaha, Nebraska. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4hvof5. ... 311 (pronounced three eleven) is an American alternative rock band originating from Omaha, Nebraska. ... Music was the first (official) studio album by 311 as the previous releases were released independently. ... The Blue Album is the name commonly used for the eponymously titled album by 311. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ... 311 (pronounced three eleven) is an American alternative rock band originating from Omaha, Nebraska. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 other events of 1994 list of years in music 1990s in music // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ...


Track listing

  1. "Homebrew" (Hexum, Mahoney, Martinez, Sexton, Wills) – 3:04
  2. "Lucky" (Hexum, Martinez, Sexton) – 2:50
  3. "Nutsymptom" (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


  • In the opening of "Silver" Nick Hexum can be heard asking his German Shepherd Bobby to stop barking.
  • The phrase "stranger flowers" in "8:16AM" is a reference to the Jack Kerouac book On the Road.
  • The French lyrics in "Salsa", 'Je vais a plage parce que la guignol est chouette!', translates to 'I go to the beach because the puppet show is grand!'
  • Capricorn did not like the original album cover with the band's logo and album title placed at the bottom of the cover art. It was their opinion that people flipping through CD-store racks would not see the logo and title, and potential sales would therefore be lost. A second version of the cover placed an oversized logo and title in the middle of the picture. A third version was eventually released with the logo and title returning to their original size and placed at the top of the cover art.
  • Professional Wrestler Chris Sabin uses a watered down version instrumental of the track "Offbeat Bare Ass" as his official entrance theme music.

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


Album - Billboard (North America) Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Year Chart Position
1994 Heatseekers 8
1994 The Billboard 200 193
Nick Hexum | SA Martinez | Tim Mahoney | P-Nut | Chad Sexton
Studio albums: Dammit! | Unity | Hydroponic | Music | Grassroots | 311 | Transistor | Soundsystem | From Chaos | Evolver | Don't Tread on Me
Live and Compilation albums: Downstairs EP | Omaha Sessions | Live! | Greatest Hits '93-'03
Singles: Freak Out | Do You Right | Feels So Good | Homebrew | Lucky | 8:16 A.M. | Don't Stay Home | Down | All Mixed Up | Transistor | Prisoner | Beautiful Disaster | Come Original | Flowing | Large in the Margin | You Wouldn't Believe | I'll Be Here Awhile | Amber | Creatures (For a While) | Beyond the Gray Sky | Love Song | First Straw | Don't Tread on Me | Speak Easy | Frolic Room
VHS/DVD: Enlarged to Show Detail | Enlarged to Show Detail 2 | 311 Day: Live in New Orleans
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311 : Grassroots - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect (270 words)
Perhaps one of the 1994's most underrated releases, Grassroots artistically ignores corporate rock's temptations of conformity, which consequently threaten the possibility of mainstream airplay.
While Grassroots lacks any hit-worthy singles, it does offer plenty of highlights including the rhythmically eclectic "Omaha Stylee," the desirous sing-along "8:16 A.M.," and funky hip-hop/rock hybrid "Applied Science." The album's remaining tracks prove equally essential as they individually piece together the Grassroots puzzle, which combined provides a splendid overview of 311's signature diversity.
Despite the less-refined outturn, Grassroots remains 311's finest moment artistically, and listeners of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, and Rage Against the Machine will find this CD an indispensable addition to their music collections.
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