311
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Dammit! , 5/10
Unity , 5/10
Hydroponic , 5/10
311 Music , 5/10
Grassroots , 5/10
311 , 5/10
Transistor , 5/10
Sound System , 5/10
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311 is a band from Omaha (Nebraska) that spent years playing a hybrid of funk and rock too far from Los Angeles and San Francisco to be heard. Dammit! (What Have You, 1990), Unity (What Have You, 1991) and Hydroponic (What Have You, 1992) were their early albums. Freak Out / My Stony Baby / Hydroponic& (1992) was the first single.

Their effervescent cacophony of heavy metal, reggae, rap, funk was revealed to the world by 311 Music (Capricorn, 1993) and Grassroots (Capricorn, 1994). Do you right, Feels So Good, Visit and My Stoney Baby were the hits in 1993; Homebrew, Lucky and 8:16am followed in 1994.

Relocated to Los Angeles, the band started mellowing down. 311 (Capricorn, 1995) is the album with Down, Don't Stay Home and Jackolantern's Weather. Transistor (Capricorn, 1997) offered the usual dose of funk (Transistor, Prisoner, Beautiful Disaster) but also dub (Light Years, Strangers) and jazz (Stealing Happy Hours).

Freeze Time and Come Original are the standouts from Sound System (Capricorn, 1999).

From Chaos (2001), Evolver (2003) and Don't Tread On Me (2005) were less and less interesting.

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Giuseppe Schiavoni)

I 311 sono una band di Omaha (Nebraska) che ha passato anni a suonare un ibrido di funk e rock, ma troppo lontano da Los Angeles e San Francisco perché qualcuno potesse accorgersi di loro. Dammit! (What Have You, 1990), Unity (What Have You, 1991) e Hydroponic (What Have You, 1992) sono i loro primi album, Freak Out / My Stony Baby / Hydroponic& (1992) i primi singoli.

Il loro effervescente miscuglio cacofonico di heavy metal, reggae, rap, funk si rivela al mondo con gli album 311 Music (Capricorn, 1993) e Grassroots (Capricorn, 1994). Do you right, Feels So Good, Visit e My Stoney Baby sono i loro hit del 1993, Homebrew, Lucky e 8:16am quelli del 1994.

Trasferitasi a Los Angeles, la band inizia ad ammorbidirsi. 311 (Capricorn, 1995) è l’album che contiene Down, Don't Stay Home e Jackolantern's Weather. Transistor (Capricorn, 1997) offre la solita dose di funk (Transistor, Prisoner, Beautiful Disaster), ma anche dub (Light Years, Strangers) e jazz (Stealing Happy Hours).

Freeze Time e Come Original sono le due gemme dell’album Sound System (Capricorn, 1999).

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