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311 - Soundsystem

12 years, 2 months ago at Oct 11 20:42
I believe Soundsystem and 311 have a sound all its own. It sounds like the fivesome has turned up guitarist Tim Mahoney’s amp, returning to heavy metal and punk roots. I think album is the most rock album that the fivesome has made. Indeed, on Soundsystem, 311 add morsels of dominating hard rock influences to their signature sound soup, which is equal parts reggae, hip-hop, rock, and funk. Th... read more
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Description: When "Down" shot up the singles charts in 1996, it was the culmination of eight years of hard work for Nebraska-bred, Los Angeles-based 311. Soundsystem ups the ante on the quintet's good-time, never-forced amalgam of hip-hop, rock, funk, and reggae. "Come Original" features Nick Hexum's identifiable talk-singing style, and the tune's lilting dancehall and reggae overtones make it perfect for convertible cruising. From the odd but compelling rhythms in "Freeze Time," to the Santana-influenced stylings and Tim Mahoney's intricate guitar work in "Life's Not a Race," to the almost metallic ri ... (more)
Manufacturer: Volcano
Release date: 12 October 1999
EAN: 0614223664521 UPC: 614223664521
Tags: Alternative (2), Rock (1), 1999 (1), Ska (1), Funk (1), 311 (1)
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