Social Distortion

Social Distortion

by Social Distortion
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Social Distortion

With Prison Bound, Social Distortion began to metamorphasize from a rather ordinary L.A. hardcore band into a roots rock band willing to make with more than their share of the attitude, and this process continued on their self-titled third album (which was also their major-label debut). Musically, Mike Ness and company had learned to split the difference between rockabilly and Ramones-style punk, not unlike fellow L.A. vets X, and if Ness couldn't sing or write with the skill or the resonance of John Doe, "Story of My Life" and "It Coulda Been Me" sound a lot more personal and deeply felt than anything on Mommy's Little Monster, and "Ball and Chain" and "So Far Away" prove he could crank out a respectable honky tonk number if he put his mind to it. Thanks to Epic's sponsorship, the group had more time and money at their disposal for Social Distortion than on their previous albums, and producer Dave Jerden made the most of it; Mike Ness and Dennis Danell's guitars sound lean, sharp, and powerful; Ness's vocals are better controlled than ever before; and Christopher Reece's drums have a tight snap that suits both the thrashier numbers as well as the slower, blusier tunes. Social Distortion isn't a great roots rock album, but it's a pretty good one, and it's better and more affecting than anything this band had cranked out before.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/12/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074644605525
catalogNumber: 46055
Rank: 17609

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Social Distortion 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Social D. has always been able to right very catchy punk songs, making them very popular, as they deserve! In my opinion this is one of their best cd's...a MUST have!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Social D's best album. It is a must have for anyone that likes rock and roll.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of Punk Rock's greatest albums. Mike Ness takes the the simple, catchy three-chords songs like the Ramones did and combiine Country, Rockabilly, and a little Blues to make Social D. one of Punk Rock's finest!
Guest More than 1 year ago
with a love for the greats like johnny cash and the 50's style rock n roll, mike ness successfully combines punk, blues, and country. only social d can pull that off.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great album by a great band. Social Distortion continues to contribute great music mixed with thoughtful lyrics with this album.
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