EK 46055; CD). A European tour together with the Gaslight Anthem followed in June 2009 as part of the band's 30th anniversary of underground Rock'n'Roll. Social Distortion started work on the follow-up to White Light, White Heat, White Trash in 2000, which was originally to be released in the fall of that year, but it was not completed. From 2001 to 2004, the band had been touring semi-frequently, playing sold-out shows in the Los Angeles, California area and other cities. The self-titled album fared better than both Mommy's Little Monster and Prison Bound, and is often credited as Social Distortion's best known work, with sales continuing 30 years after its release. punk bands. , At a show in Poughkeepsie, New York on July 27, 2010, frontman Mike Ness revealed that the new Social Distortion album would be called Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. Social Distortion's music is influenced by bands and artists such as Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Eddie Cochran, the Rolling Stones, the Sex Pistols, the Clash, New York Dolls, Dead Boys, and the Ramones. , Social Distortion was one of the headliners at Lollapalooza 2010. Greatest Hits (2007) SOCIAL DISTORTION (Orange County, California, US. Rated #229 in the best albums of 1990, and #9058 of all-time album.. Mike Ness admits in the DVD commentary from Another State of Mind that he may have even tried too hard on the Prison Bound album. 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He explained, "It's funny – the record reminds me very much of Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, but also I'm bringing elements of early New York '70s punk, influences that maybe haven't come out as prominently in my writing in the past. The band began playing with fellow Orange County, California bands such as the Adolescents, China White, Shattered Faith and T.S.O.L.. That's the pressure I put on myself. For several months, T.S.O.L. If you've been a fan of Social Distortion for any time at all, you know that Mike Ness is into authenticity: authentic sounds, authentic images, authentic tales of outlaws, cars and guitars — things that endure, things that the passage of time only serves to make more real. It is also sometimes cited as among the best rock albums of 1990—the album is said to "split the difference between rockabilly and Ramones-style punk.". Find Social Distortion discography, albums and singles on AllMusic  Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, released on September 28, 2004, would be the band's first release with Wickersham and Quintana. Genres: Punk Rock, Rock & Roll. Social Distortion has released seven studio albums.Their two first albums were not very successful. He says the self-produced, still-untitled album, which he hopes to release before the end of the year, will feature the classic Social Distortion sound – a combination of punk, rockabilly and country, presumably. Some of the early first wave of punk was very blues-based rock 'n' roll, but it had this urban snottiness to it." guitarist Ron Emory and the Hangmen's Bryan Small played guitar while Ness sang with his arm in a cast and sling. Once I get out of that mode, I'm out of that mode completely. It is frequently featured in live performances as well as album covers. The discography of Social Distortion, a Southern California-based punk rock band formed in 1978 by vocalist/guitarist and founder Mike Ness, contains seven studio albums, one extended play (EP), two compilation albums, two DVDs and twenty-four singles. On December 6, Social Distortion made their network television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Mike Ness’ life wasn’t exactly the best – he fell into drug addiction, was kicked out of his house at age 15, and lived through poverty and struggle. Released 27 March 1990 on Epic (catalog no. In June 1994, the band began demoing songs for the fifth album, then returned to the studio in 1995 to record White Light, White Heat, White Trash, which was released in 1996. Ness mentions in his DVD commentary that he really had nowhere to stay when he got back to California after the tour ended, so he would crash on the couch of whoever would have him. In 1982, the band—now consisting of Ness, Danell (who now played rhythm guitar), Brent Liles on bass, and Derek O'Brien on drums—embarked on their first international tour (US and Canada) with fellow punk band Youth Brigade, a trip chronicled in the punk rockumentary Another State of Mind, which was not released until 1984. It released its first (and only) live album, Live at the Roxy in 1998. " Ness also stated in the same interview that "we may follow this up with something that is more essential Social D. – songs that are the band's favorites.". But yeah, once we stop touring in November, we'll be ready. In 1997, Social Distortion left Epic and returned to Time Bomb Recordings for the first time in eight years. That's just something that I put on myself because I don't like to just go, 'Time to put out another record' and go through the motions." , On May 11, 2010, Epitaph Records officially announced that they have signed Social Distortion. On the origins of the band's name, Royer recalled "Mike was like 15, trying to play guitar but he couldn't. Even when the record's done, it doesn't mean the creativity of writing is. Social Distortion continued touring on and off between 2005 and 2007. Social Distortion was formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California by frontman Mike Ness and the original lineup consisted of Ness on lead guitar, Rikk Agnew on bass, Frank Agnew on … That's really what it comes down to. The band took another hiatus after the release of Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, and did not return to the studio until 1995. The band was scheduled to headline the Soundwave Festival in Australia in February–March 2008, along with Incubus and The Offspring, but they cancelled their appearance and released the following statement: Due to circumstances beyond our control, Social Distortion is regrettably unable to perform at Soundwave Festival 2008 in Australia and must officially withdraw from the bill.  In an interview with Phoenix New Times, which also took place in March 2017, Ness stated that his goal was to be in the studio by fall, and added, "I have to write the record of my career right now. The album is said to be a return to their punk rock roots and will focus on the New York punk of the 70s and early 80s.. As of July 2010, Scott Reeder was replaced by David Hidalgo Jr., formerly of Suicidal Tendencies. I was lucky to play on two Social D records and the second solo album, and I am proud to have been part of the band.  Later that month, he said that he has been "reading and writing, and kind of wrapping my mind around the self-imposed challenge that I've put on myself: that I've got to write the record of my career. But far more rare than that first single (Mainliner / Playpen) is the unreleased EP Posh Boy's Little Monsters. Social Distortion is het gelijknamige derde studioalbum van de Amerikaanse punkband Social Distortion.Het album werd uitgegeven op 27 maart 1990 via het platenlabel Epic Records en was het eerste album dat de band via dit label liet uitgeven. It was Social Distortion's first album that was not financed by the band. Left to right: Jonny Wickersham, Brent Harding, Charlie Quintana, and Mike Ness. 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The long-standing Social Distortion get a warm welcome as they play Ireland for the first time in their career.  They also mentioned that "Machine Gun Blues" would be the album's first single and available for download via iTunes on November 16. The music was fast, angry and energetic. After Danell's death, the band continued touring semi-frequently, playing sold-out shows in the Los Angeles area around the New Year for three straight years. The band reformed in or around 1986, once Ness finished his drug rehabilitation program. During this time, Ness was in and out of various rehabilitation centers and jails. Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Social Distortion.It was released on June 26, 2007. Find release reviews and credits for Social Distortion - Social Distortion on AllMusic - 1997 - With Prison Bound, Social Distortion began to… We apologise for any inconvenience to our Australian fans and hope to make it there as soon as possible. He details how he plunged headfirst into serious drug addiction and ended up being strung out on heroin for weeks at a time.  White Light, White Heat, White Trash was the final Social Distortion album recorded with Dennis Danell before his death. Its first single, Mainliner/Playpen featuring Ness on guitar and vocals, Dennis on bass, and Carrot on drums was released in 1981 on Posh Boy, the label responsible for releasing the first singles and albums of many of the local O.C.  On July 22, 2015, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Ness stated that he would write songs then forget them a few days later. Get Social Distortion setlists - view them, share them, discuss them with other Social Distortion fans for free on setlist.fm! We hit some spectacular heights which I will never forget – adios amigos! Social Distortion, an Album by Social Distortion. In a March 2017 interview with Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ness revealed that the band has about 20 new songs in various stages of completion, and said that they range from garage punk to the gospel-inspired. There is a common theme in most of his lyrics about "impulsiveness, its consequences and the hard struggle to overcome". The album has a similar sound to the previous, eponymous, album, said to be a blend of "punk, blues, country and rockabilly". Lead singer of punk rock band Social Distortion, Mike Ness, just signed a deal with Concord Music Publishing that covers his solo work in addition … To commemorate our 40th Anniversary, we’re stoked to share a new collection of sunglasses that we partnered with Madson Of America to create. Year Title Artist Rating Releases; 1983: Another State of Mind: Social Distortion: 2: 1990: Ball And Chain: Social Distortion: ... Social Distortion: 1: EP. It contains two versions of "1945" and "Playpen" from their two indie labels, 13th Floor, and Posh Boy, and also a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb". Charlie had this to say about his departure, "Playing with Social D for ten years was a good time in my life. In April 2008, Ness told Spinner that Social Distortion was planning an acoustic album to be released in 2009, stating "I think it could be really, really neat. Social Distortion went on a temporary hiatus in the mid-1980s, due to Ness's drug addiction and troubles with the law which resulted in extended stints in various rehabilitation centers that lasted for two years. Along with a new studio recording of the song, "Far Behind", new studio recordings of 6 of their classic songs are included as well. The album included two hit singles—"Bad Luck", and "When She Begins". Social Distortion is an album that is greatly boosted by its lyrics, which make the album a lot more timeless and extraordinary than it already is. They are considered one of the best-selling punk rock bands, with more than three million albums sold worldwide. So I've got to raise the bar. Bad TV that Social Distortion was planning to enter the studio in December 2009 or the beginning of 2010 to begin recording a follow-up to Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll. Social Distortion play their first Irish date on Joe Strummer ‘s 60th Birthday.Ã‚Â Considering their decades long existence, its amazing that tonight is Social Distortion ‘s first ever Irish date. Garrett was succeeded by Rikk Agnew. The album included then-newcomers John Maurer on bass and Christopher Reece on drums. All the singles and albums of SOCIAL DISTORTION, peak chart positions, career stats, week-by-week chart runs and latest news.  After the release of this album, drummer Christopher Reece left Social Distortion in 1994 and was replaced by Randy Carr. After Corvin left in the fall of 1979 to attend graduate school at Bob Jones University, Ness recruited his high school friend Dennis Danell to join the band on guitar even though Danell had never played an instrument before.  Rodney Bingenheimer of KROQ-FM was responsible for much of the radio play in Orange County, California, that punk received in the early 80s, and took a liking to Social Distortion, releasing the single "1945" on his 1981 compilation album, Rodney on the ROQ, Blood on the ROQ in 1983, and The Best Of Rodney on the ROQ in 1989. Mommy's Little Monster includes the title track as well as the song for which the previous tour was named, "Anoth… I'm thinking that by January we'll be pre-production, but I don't want to rush something out just to get it out. Orange County punks Social Distortion have released seven studio albums, one EP, two compilation albums, two DVDs and 24 singles since forming in 1978.  The band currently consists of Mike Ness (lead vocals, lead guitar), Jonny Wickersham (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Brent Harding (bass, backing vocals), David Hidalgo Jr. (drums), and David Kalish (keyboards). Out and about: Social Distortion, Sarah Sample, and Ryan Montbleau, "Social Distortion > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums", "Chartverfolgung / Social Distortion / Longplay", Recording Industry Association of America, "Social Distortion Album & Song Chart History: Alternative Songs", "Social Distortion > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles", "Chart Log UK: DJ S – The System of Life", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Social_Distortion_discography&oldid=953802377, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Released: July 18, 1995 (recorded in 1981), This page was last edited on 29 April 2020, at 03:34.  Social Distortion released their seventh studio album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, on January 18, 2011.. Social Distortion, Soundtrack: Power Rangers. It includes hit singles from Mommy's Little Monster to Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll - as well as the unreleased track "Far Behind", which also became a hit single – yet lacks anything from Mainliner, which is actually a compilation of unreleased early material. While their first album, the brilliant Mommy's Little Monster was a straight up punk record with not the greatest diversity, their next release, Prison Bound combined more of a rock & roll and roots rock sound to their music. , On April 1, 2010, it was reported on the official Social Distortion website that the band was taking a break from the studio to rehearse for their South American tour.  On the origins of the band's name, Royer recalled "Mike was like 15, trying to play guitar but he couldn't. The album's lead single, "Reach for the Sky", became another one of Social Distortion's biggest hits in the fall of 2004.  The album includes the singles "Ball and Chain" and "Story of My Life" as well as a cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire". We hope to come home with a few new fans as well". ", After the release of Prison Bound, Social Distortion left Restless Records and signed with Epic. Just a month before the release of the album, longtime bassist John Maurer left the band to stay with his family, and was replaced by Rancid's Matt Freeman. This was the album that "gained the band a national name in punk circles".. While recording the album, Social Distortion announced in March 2010 that Adam Willard "...will no longer be able to continue on drums...", "...due to many foreseeable scheduling conflicts with his band Angels And Airwaves...". They are thought to be one of the pioneering bands of the original Southern California punk rock movement out of Orange County, California, and their style closely associated with the Dickies, the Germs, and other bands from that place and time. , In a February 2010 interview with Spinner, Ness revealed that the band had just tracked 12 songs, and was "going to probably track another five".  In an August 2011, interview at his home in Los Angeles, Ness said that he did not want "too many years to go by before the next Social D record.