Covers

311 typically perform cover songs at Halloween and 311 Day shows. In addition to the covers linked below, 311 also performed a cover of Hank Williams’ “Hey Good Lookin’” at the 2003 Halloween show in West Palm Beach (I cannot find an audio or video recording of this anywhere). Additionally, 311 covered Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” in Kansas City on April 10, 2002 (I have not been able to find a recording of that performance, either). Note: 311′s cover of “Reggae Got Soul” has never been performed live.

All Of Me / Detour Ahead – Billie Holiday (live at the 1997 Halloween show in Berkeley, CA. Nick and SA improvised as a kick drum was being replaced.

D’yer Mak’er – Led Zeppelin (studio version)

The Joker – Steve Miller Band (live at 311 Day 2008)

Leaving Babylon – Bad Brains (Soundsystem album)

Lively Up Yourself – Bob Marley (live circa 1990-91)

Love Song – The Cure (50 First Dates soundtrack)

Reggae Got Soul – Toots and the Maytals (Surf’s Up soundtrack)

Superman – R.E.M. (live at the 2000 Halloween show in Atlanta, GA)

Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns N’ Roses (live at the 1999 Halloween show in Atlanta, GA)

Waiting In Vain – Bob Marley (live at 311 Day 2012)

White Man (In Hammersmith Palais) – The Clash (Burning London: The Clash Tribute)

Who’s Got The Herb? – Bad Brains (Hempilation: Freedom Is NORML compilation)

  • William Cash

    I was at the infamous 1999 Halloween show in Atl at the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle is an old church, with large organ pipes in the background, etc. We were on the second tier looking down right of Tim M. This was the same event where the couple was in nude costumes I believe. Tons of fun, I have some old photos from that show. I thought Sexton’s costume was the best. I believe he went as ragitty-anne(sp). Nick took his wig off after just a few songs. P-Nut was excellent as the devil, but of course. I have posted all over your site tonight. Thanks for posting all this rare material!! Please keep it up, or for at least the next 40 years.