It's life and death, it's celebration.’ It just felt powerful."[57]. Upon its return from the Another State of Mind tour in 1982, they recorded their debut album, Mommy's Little Monster. 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. "[11], The band has consistently used as their logo a skeleton holding a cigarette and a martini glass. In 1997, Social Distortion left Epic and returned to Time Bomb Recordings for the first time in eight years. [23] Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, released on September 28, 2004, would be the band's first release with Wickersham and Quintana. Ness also explained what happened to the acoustic album, which was announced back in 2008, "The acoustic thing is just a future project, which I think will be significant and equally important. There have been some rumors claiming that the band broke up again, following his death. After 43 years of performing, Social Distortion continues to tour and record music. Their early music was composed by Ness with lyrics by Royer and sometimes Corvin, and many songs were retired after only a few performances. "[55] In an June 2018 interview with Edmonton Journal, Ness said, "I've put a few new songs in the set just to let people know that we're not sitting on our asses at home. From the overwhelming amount of emails we receive from our fans in South America, it's crazy to think that it's taken this long for us to come down and tour. Ness stated in an interview that this Greatest Hits technically means "what was good with radio. We hope to come home with a few new fans as well". [19] After the release of this album, drummer Christopher Reece left Social Distortion in 1994 and was replaced by Randy Carr. Social Distortion (soms Social D genoemd) is een Amerikaanse punkband, opgericht te Orange County in 1978 door zanger en gitarist Mike Ness, gitarist Frank Agnew, basgitarist Rikk Agnew en drummer Casey Royer.De band bestaat tegenwoordig, naast Ness, uit slaggitarist Jonny Wickersham, basgitarist Brent Harding, drummer David Hidalgo Jr. en toetsenist David Kalish. guitarist Ron Emory and the Hangmen's Bryan Small played guitar while Ness sang with his arm in a cast and sling. Social Distortion is a punk/alternative musical group.It was startd in Los Angeles, California in 1978 by singer/guitarist Mike Ness. Social Distortion was named for my dist… The band began playing with fellow Orange County, California bands such as the Adolescents, China White, Shattered Faith and T.S.O.L.. 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. Greatest Hits (2007) SOCIAL DISTORTION (Orange County, California, US. We’re stoked to announce Sounds From Behind The Orange Curtain happening on Saturday, October 26 at FivePoint Amphitheatre. 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". It's not like it takes me eight years to write a record. As of July 2010, Scott Reeder was replaced by David Hidalgo Jr., formerly of Suicidal Tendencies. The band took another hiatus after the release of Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, and did not return to the studio until 1995. [58] Social Distortion have influenced bands such as Pennywise, Face to Face, Green Day, Rise Against, Blink-182, Pearl Jam, Rancid, the Offspring, Volbeat and Thrice. 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. "[17], After the release of Prison Bound, Social Distortion left Restless Records and signed with Epic. [49] 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. The album's lead single, "Reach for the Sky", became another one of Social Distortion's biggest hits in the fall of 2004. [33], On February 7, 2010, Social Distortion announced on its Twitter account that it would start recording a new album on February 8. In February 2006, Ness was injured and broke his wrist in a skateboarding accident. In June 1994, the band began demoing songs for the fifth album,[20] then returned to the studio in 1995 to record White Light, White Heat, White Trash, which was released in 1996. [53] 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. This album was followed by 1992's Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, which debuted at number 76 on the Billboard 200 and featured the band's highest charting single "Bad Luck", which reached number 2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. 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...". Country legend Johnny Cash and the Rolling Stones' honky tonk style became more prominent influences on Social Distortion's music at this time. 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. Get Social Distortion setlists - view them, share them, discuss them with other Social Distortion fans for free on setlist.fm! But as far as the priority goes, it's more important now to get a studio record out that is a regular record". It is frequently featured in live performances as well as album covers. 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. Tragedy struck on February 29, 2000 when their longtime guitarist Dennis Danell died from an apparent brain anyuerism. Left to right: Jonny Wickersham, Brent Harding, Charlie Quintana, and Mike Ness. The album furthered the rockabilly, blues and country music experimentation of their previous album with songs like "Drug Train" and the radio hit "Ball and Chain". The singles "Story of My Life" and "Ball and Chain" were able Social Distortion released their seventh studio album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, on January 18, 2011.[1]. Aside from Ness on guitar and Casey Royer on drums, early members included Mark Garrett on bass and former Cal State Fullerton basketball player Tom Corvin on vocals. 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. In 1990, they released their third album, which is self-titled, with the singles "Let It Be Me", "Ball and Chain", "Ring of Fire", "Sick Boy" and "Story of My Life" bringing the band exposure on the United States charts. [7] The album is said to have taken on a harder sound than those preceding it,[21] and to not focus as much on their previous blues and rockabilly sound. 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. Biscuits also left during that time, and was replaced by Charlie Quintana. The fourth album, Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, was released in 1992. [34], 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". Social Distortion was formed in 1978 by Mike Ness, inspired by the Sex Pistols and many other British punk bands as well as rock acts such as the Rolling Stones. 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. [22] The single "I Was Wrong" received wide radio play and is said to resemble "the classic sound more than any other track on the album". The band reformed in or around 1986, once Ness finished his drug rehabilitation program. For several months, T.S.O.L. The success was just beginning and, in fact, taking time between albums became a pattern for Social Distortion. To commemorate our 40th Anniversary, we’re stoked to share a new collection of sunglasses that we partnered with Madson Of America to create. Find release reviews and credits for Social Distortion - Social Distortion on AllMusic - 1997 - With Prison Bound, Social Distortion began to… Social Distortion has released seven studio albums.Their two first albums were not very successful. Rerecording these songs allowed the band to own rights to them again, instead of Epic (their former label) owning them. Formed in Fullerton, CA in 1978, Social Distortion were one of the original LA punk groups and their first single was released on legendary LA punk label Posh Boy. It released its second album, Prison Bound, two years later in 1988—over five years after their debut. 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. This time, when this record was finished, the creative process didn't end just because the record was done. In April 2009, Social Distortion announced that Quintana was leaving the band to explore other musical opportunities. We got storied frontman Mike Ness to pick his 10 favourite songs from his 36-year career…GHOST TOWN BLUES (Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell, 1992) There’s certain songs that stand out more than others to me, that I like more … [51] On July 22, 2015, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Ness stated that he would write songs then forget them a few days later. But far more rare than that first single (Mainliner / Playpen) is the unreleased EP Posh Boy's Little Monsters. Ness stated, "Although this record is out, I'm going to continue the process of writing so maybe there won't be such a large gap between records. Wed, May 1, 2019. [1], To date, Social Distortion has released seven full-length studio albums, two compilations, one live album, and two DVDs. 277.4k Followers, 51 Following, 551 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Social Distortion (@socialdistortion) After debating whether to break up, or to move on with a new guitarist, Ness decided to hire a new guitarist, Jonny "2 Bags" Wickersham, who would stay with the band permanently. 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Charlie had this to say about his departure, "Playing with Social D for ten years was a good time in my life. After releasing a handful of singles between 1980 and 1982, Social Distortion released their first studio album in 1983, titled Mommy's Little Monster. 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. Introducing Social Distortion X Madson Of America. [32], On December 29, 2009, Social Distortion announced on its official website that it would embark on its first South American tour in April. The long-standing Social Distortion get a warm welcome as they play Ireland for the first time in their career. "We know which songs are going to be fan favorites on the record before we even record them. Aside from Ness on guitar and Casey Royer on drums, early members included Mark Garrett on bass and former Cal State Fullerton basketballplayer Tom Corvin on vocals. Social Distortion play their first Irish date on Joe Strummer ‘s 60th Birthday. Considering their decades long existence, its amazing that tonight is Social Distortion ‘s first ever Irish date. Carr toured with the band and played drums on live performances until he left in 1995. Genres: Punk Rock, Rock & Roll. It's a little more Johnny Thunders. 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. Released 27 March 1990 on Epic (catalog no. Garrett was succeeded by Rikk Agnew. [39] Prior to this, they embarked on an East Coast tour that July and August. Even when the record's done, it doesn't mean the creativity of writing is. He details how he plunged headfirst into serious drug addiction and ended up being strung out on heroin for weeks at a time. In April 2009 the band announced that longtime drummer Charlie Quintana was leaving the band: After ten amazing years behind the drum kit for Social Distortion, Charlie "Chalo" Quintana has announced he's moving on to explore other musical opportunities. For the band's eponymous album, see, Left to right: Harding, Hidalgo, Ness, and Wickersham in 2011, Major label years and mainstream success (1989–1996), Subsequent activities and departure of Quintana (2005–2009), Upcoming eighth studio album (2011–present), Steininger, Alex. There is a common theme in most of his lyrics about "impulsiveness, its consequences and the hard struggle to overcome". Social Distortion's musical style began as decidedly punk rock when the band formed in the late 1970s. On December 6, Social Distortion made their network television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Social Distortion is an American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California. They are considered one of the best-selling punk rock bands,[9] with more than three million albums sold worldwide. Once I get out of that mode, I'm out of that mode completely. 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. While the band still failed to break into the mainstream success at the time of its release, critical praise given to Prison Bound garnered attention from major labels, including Epic Records, with whom Social Distortion would eventually sign in 1989. 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. Ness commented, "The band and I are really looking forward to our tour of South America. As a result of Ness's escalating drug habit and troubles with the law, Social Distortion briefly went on hiatus in 1985. He also hinted at the band entering the studio in about six months. "[25] 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.". The album has a similar sound to the previous, eponymous, album, said to be a blend of "punk, blues, country and rockabilly". "[50], In May 2012, Ness stated that Social Distortion was expected to begin writing their eighth studio album in January 2013. 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. Said Ness in an April 2011 interview with Rolling Stone: "At the time, I saw that, and it just felt like, ‘That's it right there. The album included then-newcomers John Maurer on bass and Christopher Reece on drums. "[47] Also in a January 2011 interview with Exclaim, Mike Ness said that there would not be another seven- or eight-year wait between Social Distortion albums. Original member Brent Liles, who played bass on Mommy's Little Monster, died on January 18, 2007 after being hit by a semi truck while riding a dirt bike in Placentia, California. [16] The band's first real show was in early 1979 at the Cuckoo's Nest nightclub on Placentia Avenue in Costa Mesa, California. They released two albums — Mommy's Little Monster (1983) and Prison Bound (1988) — before signing a three-album contract with Epic Records in 1989. He stated that the band were banking on a 2016 release date and that some songs that he considered to be filler were getting praise from his bandmates,[52]. The episode included an interview with program host, Nic Harcourt. [30][31] Asked when the album was expected to be released, Ness stated that it would "probably be out" in the spring or summer of 2010. During this time, Ness was in and out of various rehabilitation centers and jails. Social Distortion, an Album by Social Distortion. [8] Many of their later albums, including their second gold record[8] Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell (1992), were also well received. Year Title Artist Rating Releases; 1983: Another State of Mind: Social Distortion: 2: 1990: Ball And Chain: Social Distortion: ... Social Distortion: 1: EP. Social Distortion announced a full US tour in the fall of 2010 in support of their new album, supported by Frank Turner and Lucero. Now in their fourth decade, Social Distortion have officially done one of the most non-punk thing possible: They've failed to burn out. I'm really trying to be a little bit more disciplined. Find Social Distortion discography, albums and singles on AllMusic Official Social Distortion merch and music. [44] They also mentioned that "Machine Gun Blues" would be the album's first single and available for download via iTunes on November 16. Through iTunes in the U.S., as a download only, the Greatest Hits also includes a new Social Distortion cover version of the Chuck Berry classic "Maybellene". In the fall of 2003, after completing demos, Social Distortion returned to the studio with producer Cameron Webb to complete the album. The album included two hit singles—"Bad Luck", and "When She Begins". Rated #229 in the best albums of 1990, and #9058 of all-time album.. [7] 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. After the release of the White Light, White Heat, White Trash album, Social Distortion took another hiatus and Ness pursued a solo career and released two albums (Cheating at Solitaire and Under the Influences) in 1999. Upon its return from the Another State of Mind tour in 1982, they recorded their debut album, Mommy's Little Monster. Mommy's Little Monster includes the title track as well as the song for which the previous tour was named, "Anoth… Prior to the release of that album, longtime bassist John Maurer, who had remained with the band for 20 years, decided to leave Social Distortion and Rancid's Matt Freeman replaced him on tour for a few months and then the band hired their current bassist Brent Harding. The band then returned to the studio around the summer/fall of 1989, with producer Dave Jerden, to begin recording their self-titled third album, which was released in 1990. [35] The album also included a re-recorded version of "Under My Thumb", a cover of the Rolling Stones, as a hidden track. It gets people talking, which is nice. 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. Since its inception, the band lineup has been a virtual revolving-door of talent with many members coming and going – Ness has been the only constant member. [42], 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. Featured peformers: Dave Jerden (producer, engineer, mixing engineer), Mike Ness (vocals, lead guitar), Dennis Danell (rhythm guitar), John Maurer (bass guitar, backing … [7] Ness's drug habit continued throughout 1984 and 1985 as the band continued to gain success with Another State of Mind appearing as one of the punk rarities on MTV, and touring in California and Arizona. The album was released in early 1983 on their own label, 13th Floor Records. 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. Mommy's Little Monster includes the title track as well as the song for which the previous tour was named, "Another State of Mind". We hit some spectacular heights which I will never forget – adios amigos! It includes hit singles from Mommy's Little Monster to Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, yet lacks any song from Mainliner. From 2001 to 2004, the band had been touring semi-frequently, playing sold-out shows in the Los Angeles, California area and other cities. [22] White Light, White Heat, White Trash was the final Social Distortion album recorded with Dennis Danell before his death. 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. "[26][27], Quintana's replacement was announced as Angels & Airwaves drummer Adam "Atom" Willard, formerly of Rocket from the Crypt and The Offspring.[26][27]. Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell surpassed all their previous albums in popularity. This was the album that "gained the band a national name in punk circles".[7]. Social Distortion in Germany in 2005. Although Prison Bound never charted on Billboard, the title track still receives extensive airplay on Los Angeles radio station, KROQ-FM. So I've got to raise the bar. "Mike Ness on politics, new album, and touring,", "Punk rock legends Social Distortion sees fans get younger as decades roll by", "Punk pioneers: Social Distortion performs in Miami Beach on Saturday", "Social Distortion Talks New Album, State of Punk Rock", "Bad Religion Announce Shows In Manchester And London", "Social Distortion – Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes – Issue 818", "Social Distortion: What's the Status of Our New Album", "Rikk Agnew & Eric Blair part 2 His youth, Social Distortion and O.C. Along with a new studio recording of the song, "Far Behind", new studio recordings of 6 of their classic songs are included as well. Mike and Dennis remained the only constant members for the next two decades with bass and drum members changing every few years. The music was fast, angry and energetic. Orange County punks Social Distortion have released seven studio albums, one EP, two compilation albums, two DVDs and 24 singles since forming in 1978. performing Machine Gun Blues and Story of My Life.[45]. EK 46055; CD). The holidays are quickly approaching and there's a pandemic that is making our lives very difficult this year. 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. 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. Ness is the leader and only permanent member. 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