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Social Distortion (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Punk Rock/Garage Rock/Indie Rock' started by ComfortablyNumb, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. ComfortablyNumb

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    Social Distortion
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    Genres
    Punk Rock

    Origins/Formed in
    Orange County, California 1978

    Band Website

    Current line-up
    Mike Ness
    Jonny "2 Bags" Wickersham
    Brent Harding
    David Hidalgo, Jr.


    Former/past members
    Dennis Danell
    Rikk Agnew
    Eddie Livingston
    Frank Agnew
    Tom Corvin
    Tim Maag
    John "Carrot" Stevenson
    Tim Maag
    Brent Liles
    John Maurer
    Matt Freeman
    Casey Royer
    Bob Stubbs
    Chris Reece
    Randy Carr
    Chuck Biscuits
    Derek O'Brien
    Charlie Quintana
    Adam "Atom" Willard
    Scott Reeder



    Discography

    Mommy's Little Monster (1983)
    Prison Bound (1988)
    Social Distortion (1990)
    Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell (1992)
    White Light, White Heat, White Trash (1996)
    Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll (2004)
    Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes (2011)








     
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  2. LivingDead

    LivingDead Fiend For Life

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    Re: Social Distortion

    Nice thread! I've been a fan of SD for a while, but they've always been one of those bands that I can only listen to in small doses.
     
  3. gregjohnson1229

    gregjohnson1229 Senior Member

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    Re: Social Distortion

    I love social distortion. They are like a combo of Johnny Cash and the Ramones
     
  4. eberg15101

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    Re: Social Distortion

    Social Distortion is a band that I have always absolutely loved, but I've never actually owned anything from.. Needs to change, I know:heheh:

    A lot of their songs have played big parts in my life, and they fit any mood I;m in.. Any time teachers would get on my ass about something, all through middle school, I;d put Born To Lose on my ipod as loud as it would go and skateboard down the street as fast as I could get myself going.. I don;t even think cars mattered to me at that point:lmao::
    That music made me feel invincible..
    Ball and Chain goes on just about every time we play pool.. Prison Bound is 2 credits, so we don;t play that one, but it's still an awesome song...:D

    Social D is a perfect blend of country, punk, and rock n roll, IMO.. not another band sounds like them.. Many influenced by them and even attempted a similar sound, but none have made it so much their own.. Even, what I;ve heard from their newest album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes has been great!

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    Re: Social Distortion

    Story of My Life is one of my favorite songs.
     
  6. Born to Lose

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    Social Distortion is an amazing band. I'll never forget when I first heard them, it blew my mind. Absolutely blew my mind. I was depressed, tired, maybe a bit worn out from -ahem- a wild night before, and sitting in an early morning saturday class, listening to Ball and Chain, which I'd downloaded for no reason, and it just seemed so right. I went home and downloaded the rest of their material, and they were one of the few bands to ever not only change how I view music, but how I view life in general. Mike Ness' lyrics and just his persona are just so relatable to me, I dont know why. I saw them at the Roseland Ballroom this past october and it was an incredible show. I'll never forget during Ball and Chain, after the line "...I'm born to lose" the music stopped and Mike pointed at the crowd and everyone shouted back "...and destined to fail!" it seems pessimistic but everyone has felt like that and hearing everyone sing the line back to Mike with such passion was such a liberating feeling of togetherness, that none of us are alone and we all feel like that sometimes. Maybe that's what makes Social D so great... they're incredibly human. Some singers sing from the point of view of others, and some of them are quite good at that. But Mike Ness never plays a character... he writes for himself and for the audience.

    I'd suggest checking out White Light, White Heat, White Trash (1996) and Sex, Love, and Rock'n'Roll (2004) if you havent already.
     
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    I needed to be able to print these lyrics from a webpage, so I decided I'd post them here so I can print and chord them and also so everyone can see how great a songwriter Mike Ness is. :D

    I was brought into this world, 1962
    I didnt have much choice, you see
    But by the time I was eight, I could tell it was too late
    I was already barking up the wrong tree

    Well when I was in school, you thought I was a fool
    in trouble, breakin' all the rules
    I was abscent from class, my daddy spanked my bare ass
    but I sure tried hard to be cool

    Born to lose, was what they said
    ya know I was better off dead
    Born to lose, you're just bad news
    you dont get no second chance

    It was a hot summer night in mid-July
    a hangover and a black eye
    Your momma said I was a loser, a dead-end cruiser
    and deep inside, I knew that she was right

    Born to lose, was what they said
    ya know I was better off dead
    Born to lose, you're just bad news
    you dont get no second chance

    I tried to get myself a job, because the way that things are
    wanna have nice things and go far
    Well I'm sorry honey, I aint got much money
    but I can sure play this here old guitar

    As the years went on, I made a few mistakes
    it was trouble-bound for this young man
    The police knockin' at my door, well he dont live here no more
    and he's playin' in a rock 'n' roll band

    Born to lose, was what they said
    ya know I was better off dead
    Born to lose, you're just bad news
    you dont get no second chance

    Born to lose, was what they said
    ya know I was better off dead
    Born to lose, you're just bad news
    you dont get no second chance
     
  8. Metal Head Mike

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    Great Band. Been following these guys since the early days. Seen them Live for the 10th time last year. They still rock hard Live
     
  9. Born to Lose

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    I'm seeing Social Distortion june 22nd and 23rd. Woot!
     
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    Mike being Mike...

     

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