I’ve decided to start a mild ongoing series where I ask some of my homies in the music business what their favorite video games were/are so I’m kicking this off with Aaron “P-Nut” Willis, the bass player for 311.
For those who aren’t familiar with 311, (via wikipedia) they achieved greater success with their 1995 triple platinum self-titled album, which reached No. 12 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the singles “Down” and “All Mixed Up”, the former of which topped the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks in 1996. The band’s next three albums, Transistor (1997), Soundsystem (1999) and From Chaos (2001), did not achieve the massive success of the self-titled album, though they were still successful, with the first going platinum and the last two going gold. Their 2004 compilation album Greatest Hits ’93–’03 was also certified gold. The band’s most recent studio album is 2011’s Universal Pulse. To date, 311 has released ten studio albums, one live album, four compilation albums, four EPs and four DVDs. As of 2011, 311 has sold over 8.5 million records in the US.
Anyway, on to what P-Nut had to say.
Pitfall was my first love, it was at the corner store and on Atari, whoa. In 311, our battle have been hectic, soul caliber, various 007 Bond games. For me, now, I still have a Warcraft account, but I really only play Diablo. Grand theft five blew my mind, it’s amazing.