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Don't Tread on Me is the eighth studio album by 311, which was released on August 16, 2005. The first single, "Don't Tread on Me", was released to radio on July 26, 2005. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks and #1 on the R&R Panel Alternative chart. The second single, "Speak Easy", was released on November 22, 2005 and a third "Frolic Room", was released on June 13, 2006.

Don't Tread on Me
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 16, 2005
RecordedFebruary – May 2005 at The Hive in North Hollywood, California
GenreAlternative rock, reggae rock
LabelVolcano Entertainment
ProducerRon Saint Germain,
311 chronology
Greatest Hits '93–'03
Don't Tread on Me
Singles from Don't Tread on Me
  1. "Don't Tread on Me"
    Released: July 25, 2005
  2. "Speak Easy"
    Released: November 22, 2005
  3. "Frolic Room"
    Released: June 13, 2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC[3]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[4]

Don't Tread on Me debuted and peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200, selling 91,000 copies in its first week of release.[5] Despite the success of the leadoff single, the album, like its predecessor Evolver, has yet to receive an RIAA certification.

This is the third 311 album recorded in 311's recording studio The Hive in North Hollywood, California.


Track listingEdit

1."Don't Tread on Me"Nick Hexum, SA MartinezHexum, Aaron Wills3:07
2."Thank Your Lucky Stars"Hexum, MartinezHexum, Chad Sexton3:24
3."Frolic Room"Hexum, MartinezHexum3:34
4."Speak Easy"Hexum, MartinezSexton3:26
5."Solar Flare"Hexum, MartinezHexum3:11
6."Waiting"Hexum, MartinezHexum3:17
7."Long for the Flowers"Hexum, MartinezHexum2:49
8."Getting Through to Her"MartinezMartinez, Giff Tripp3:24
9."Whiskey & Wine"Hexum, MartinezHexum, Martinez2:59
10."It's Getting OK Now"MartinezTim Mahoney3:04
11."There's Always an Excuse"Hexum, MartinezHexum, Wills5:07
Total length:37:27


Credits adapted from album’s liner notes.[7]

  • Nick Hexum – vocals (lead vocals on tracks 1-7, 9-12, "Into the Flame", "Stealing My Girl", "Take My Money"), guitar
  • S.A. Martinez – vocals (lead vocals on tracks 1-12, "Into the Flame", "Stealing My Girl", "Take My Money")
  • Chad Sexton – drums, percussion
  • Tim Mahoney – guitar
  • P-Nut – bass
Additional Musicians
  • Robert Greenidge – pans on "Speak Easy"
  • 311 – producer
  • Ron Saint Germain - producer, engineer, mixer
  • Giff Tripp – assistant engineer
  • David Kahne – additional pre-production
  • Jason Walters – studio manager
  • Bryan Manley – studio technician
  • Joe Gastwirt – mastering
  • Shepard Fairey – artwork, design
  • Myriam Santos-Kayda – photography
  • Pablo Mathiason – A&R

Chart performanceEdit


Year Chart Peak
2005 US Billboard 200 5[5]


Year Single Chart Peak
2005 "Don't Tread on Me" U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 2
2005 "Don't Tread on Me" U.S. Billboard Pop 100 93
2006 "Speak Easy" U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 22


  1. ^ Metacritic score
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on July 12, 2007. Retrieved February 16, 2012.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ a b Whitmire, Margo. "Duff Is 'Most Wanted' on Billboard Album Chart". August 24, 2005.
  6. ^ a b c d [1]
  7. ^ Don't Tread on Me (booklet). Volcano Entertainment. 2005.

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