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    311 Biography

    The boys from Nebraska are back with another album chocked full of their signature funky riff-heavy radio-friendly rap rock. 311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha by five friends whose common link was a passion for both music and life that eventually brought them together to make music with a positive message behind it.

    Singer/guitarist Nick Hexum took time out of his busy schedule to make ARTISTdirect a mixtape!

    "Last time I made a playlist it was all schizophrenic. Punk, indie-rock, reggae, metal. Not something you'd want to hear all in a row. This time I made it like a nice mix CD. Something you'd like to hear on a Saturday afternoon. All in a row.

    1. Brendan Benson - "Cold Hand (Warm Heart)"
    My favorite singer/songwriter. This song should be a hit. He's got so many good ones.

    2. Wilco – "Can’t Stand It"
    What a cool intro.

    3. Massive Attack - "Neighborhood"
    The album Mezzanine is a masterpiece and this song featuring reggae great Horace Andy is my favorite track.

    4. Jason Falkner - "Neighbor"
    From his new EP, Bliss Descending. Jason is a power pop genius.

    5. The Zombies - "The Way I Feel Inside"
    I heard this song on "The Life Aquatic." The Zombies were great pop songsmiths unfortunately overshadowed by the Beatles. I think I'm going to cover this track.

    6. Electric Light Orchestra – "Sweet Talkin’ Woman"
    A masterpiece. It's my ringtone when my girl calls me.

    7. The Shins – "Caring is Creepy"
    Such creative melodies and arrangements! The words are sometimes a little cryptic, but when I read the lyrics then they officially became my favorite band for awhile.

    8. Rhett Miller - "World Inside The World"
    The singer from the Old 97's made a fantastic debut solo album.

    9. Squeeze - "Goodbye Girl"
    A great breakup song.

    10. The Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes for You"
    One of the greatest love songs ever written.

    311 Bio from Discogs

    American rock group formed in 1988 and based in Omaha, Nebraska.



    Members

    Nick Hexum – Vocals, Rhythm guitar, Programming (1988–present)

    Doug "S.A. (3)" Martinez – Vocals, Turntables, DJ (1992–present)

    Tim Mahoney – Lead guitar (1991–present)

    Aaron "P-Nut (4)" Wills – Bass (1988–present)

    Chad Sexton – Drums, Percussion, Programming (1988–present)



    Former Members

    Jim "Jimi" Watson – Guitar (1988–1991)



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