Of all the bands in the world, 311 has a comparatively deep catalog of music. It might be cheesy, it might be extremely vapid, and hell, it might appeal mainly to teens and white dudes who wear basketball jerseys too much. But 311 has had a sneaky successful, three decade-long career while other nu-metal bands have been… This.
So, f*ck it: let’s bring non-fans up to speed on what the Omaha, Nebraska, group is all about. It is 311 Day (March 11), which means the band will rock New Orleans with material from their ten studio albums that spans 22 years. Their unique blend of ska, reggae, Hip-Hop and metal is interesting, to say the least, but something they’ve done has had to be good for their career to create such longevity.
With that being said, here are ten of 311’s must-know songs that has made two generations of fans (including this author) pack the band’s shows and their bongs.
Be sure to check out previous entries in The Primer Series where we break down the catalogs of many other legendary artists and groups.