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 … 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. 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. " In his interview with Frank Turner, Ness stated that his goal was to make a new Social Distortion album in two years and wanted it to be different than Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. , This article is about the band. That's the pressure I put on myself. 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. It's life and death, it's celebration.’ It just felt powerful.". , On May 20, 2010, Social Distortion updated their Twitter with this post saying, "the album is tracked... finishing up writing and getting ready to head back into the studio to record vocals." Sometimes [the songs] are more powerful stripped down than with full volume." 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. The success was just beginning and, in fact, taking time between albums became a pattern for Social Distortion. He was replaced by former U.S. 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. Ness commented, "The band and I are really looking forward to our tour of South America. This time, when this record was finished, the creative process didn't end just because the record was done.  In September that year, he confirmed that the album would be recorded in January 2010 at Studio 606, a studio owned by the Foo Fighters. 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 rose to fame with their 1990 self-titled third album, which produced their well-known hit singles "Ball and Chain", "Story of My Life", and the cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire", and was certified gold by RIAA. 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. Come celebrate 40 years of Social Distortion with us and our friends, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Distillers, Frank Turner, Eagles Of Death Metal and more! The band reformed in or around 1986, once Ness finished his drug rehabilitation program. I'm really trying to be a little bit more disciplined. For several months, T.S.O.L. 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. A notable style change takes place in Prison Bound, which takes on a definite country/western flavor and marks the start of the band's entrance into a style sometimes called "cowpunk." 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. The music was fast, angry and energetic. 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. 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 … Ness also revealed plans for his next solo album, but he was not sure if it was going to be released before or after the follow-up to Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll or the acoustic album. Tragedy struck on February 29, 2000 when their longtime guitarist Dennis Danell died from an apparent brain anyuerism. There are references to Cash and the Stones in the songs "Prison Bound" and "On My Nerves. , 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". Carr toured with the band and played drums on live performances until he left in 1995. Featuring a fresh take on our “Skelly” logo the collection features two styles; ‘The Classico style’ and ‘The Strut style.’ During this time, Ness was in and out of various rehabilitation centers and jails. , 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. They are considered one of the best-selling punk rock bands, with more than three million albums sold worldwide. The album has a similar sound to the previous, eponymous, album, said to be a blend of "punk, blues, country and rockabilly". It's almost like a Bob Dylan/Bruce Springsteen/Johnny Cash kind of feel with a punk edge ... but acoustic. We couldn't be more thrilled to announce that we're finally making it happen and we look forward to meeting our loyal fans in Brazil and Argentina for the first time. After releasing a handful of singles between 1980 and 1982, Social Distortion released their first studio album in 1983, titled Mommy's Little Monster. Featured peformers: Dave Jerden (producer, engineer, mixing engineer), Mike Ness (vocals, lead guitar), Dennis Danell (rhythm guitar), John Maurer (bass guitar, backing … Even when the record's done, it doesn't mean the creativity of writing is. From 2001 to 2004, the band had been touring semi-frequently, playing sold-out shows in the Los Angeles, California area and other cities. There is a common theme in most of his lyrics about "impulsiveness, its consequences and the hard struggle to overcome". Biscuits also left during that time, and was replaced by Charlie Quintana. Along with a new studio recording of the song, "Far Behind", new studio recordings of 6 of their classic songs are included as well. Rated #229 in the best albums of 1990, and #9058 of all-time album..  White Light, White Heat, White Trash was the final Social Distortion album recorded with Dennis Danell before his death. All the singles and albums of SOCIAL DISTORTION, peak chart positions, career stats, week-by-week chart runs and latest news. The album was released in early 1983 on their own label, 13th Floor Records. We apologise for any inconvenience to our Australian fans and hope to make it there as soon as possible. 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. On December 6, Social Distortion made their network television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! 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.  Social Distortion is currently working on a new album. Garrett was succeeded by Rikk Agnew. 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.". On August 6, 2011, Social Distortion performed a live set for "Guitar Center Sessions" on DirecTV. ", In May 2012, Ness stated that Social Distortion was expected to begin writing their eighth studio album in January 2013. The long-standing Social Distortion get a warm welcome as they play Ireland for the first time in their career. 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. In April 2009, Social Distortion announced that Quintana was leaving the band to explore other musical opportunities. In 1997, Social Distortion left Epic and returned to Time Bomb Recordings for the first time in eight years. Social Distortion, Soundtrack: Power Rangers.  Many of their later albums, including their second gold record Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell (1992), were also well received. 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. 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...". , Asked in a January 2011 interview with Performer Magazine if Social Distortion intended to record more albums for Epitaph, Ness replied, "I would suspect so, yes. Mike and Dennis remained the only constant members for the next two decades with bass and drum members changing every few years. It was Social Distortion's first album that was not financed by the band. Since 2001, due to the band's ongoing tour schedule, the album's release was put on hold several times. They released two albums — Mommy's Little Monster (1983) and Prison Bound (1988) — before signing a three-album contract with Epic Records in 1989. 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. 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. He stayed until late 2004, and was replaced by current bassist Brent Harding. 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.  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. 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. This line-up lasted only a short time until Christopher Reece joined on drums. 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. Social Distortion's musical style began as decidedly punk rock when the band formed in the late 1970s. But yeah, once we stop touring in November, we'll be ready. To commemorate our 40th Anniversary, we’re stoked to share a new collection of sunglasses that we partnered with Madson Of America to create. The album was released in early 1983 on their own label, 13th Floor Records. 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