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." punk", "Social Distortion Import Bonus Tracks by Social Distortion @ARTISTdirect", "Social Distortion Biography – ARTISTdirect Music", "Review: White Light, White Heat, White Trash", "Social Distortion: White Light White Heat White Trash", "Early Social Distortion bassist ID'd in wreck", "News > Features – Mike Ness wants to have a few words with you", "Thank You Charlie Quintana for Ten Great Years! [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. He stayed until late 2004, and was replaced by current bassist Brent Harding. 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 success was just beginning and, in fact, taking time between albums became a pattern for Social Distortion. Social Distortion announced a full US tour in the fall of 2010 in support of their new album, supported by Frank Turner and Lucero. The focus on the alternative rock scene helped bring attention to Social Distortion. 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 long-standing Social Distortion get a warm welcome as they play Ireland for the first time in their career. 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 … With this album, Social Distortion proved they were back on track after a five year hiatus from 1983 to 1988. 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. [7], This article is about the band. Single. Social Distortion released their first Greatest Hits album in June 2007, containing re-recordings of pre-2004 material as well as an unreleased track called "Far Behind". [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. Garrett was succeeded by Rikk Agnew. We hope to come home with a few new fans as well". Left to right: Jonny Wickersham, Brent Harding, Charlie Quintana, and Mike Ness. Charlie had this to say about his departure, "Playing with Social D for ten years was a good time in my life. 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. In September 2004, Social Distortion issued their long-awaited sixth album Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, which was their second album to peak in the top 40 of the Billboard 200, at number 31. Rated #229 in the best albums of 1990, and #9058 of all-time album.. 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. "[50], In May 2012, Ness stated that Social Distortion was expected to begin writing their eighth studio album in January 2013. 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". In April 2009, Social Distortion announced that Quintana was leaving the band to explore other musical opportunities. [56] The logo came from an invitation to a New Year's Eve party that a friend of Ness’ had designed. ", Five years had passed since releasing its debut. Find Social Distortion discography, albums and singles on AllMusic After 43 years of performing, Social Distortion continues to tour and record music. For several months, T.S.O.L. [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. Biscuits also left during that time, and was replaced by Charlie Quintana. Dennis Danell died on February 29, 2000 in his Newport Beach home after apparently suffering a brain aneurysm, leaving Ness as the only remaining original member of the band. The album has a similar sound to the previous, eponymous, album, said to be a blend of "punk, blues, country and rockabilly". Ness stated in an interview that this Greatest Hits technically means "what was good with radio. It includes hit singles from Mommy's Little Monster to Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, yet lacks any song from Mainliner. Mommy's Little Monster includes the title track as well as the song for which the previous tour was named, "Anoth… We’re stoked to announce Sounds From Behind The Orange Curtain happening on Saturday, October 26 at FivePoint Amphitheatre. 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. In 1997, Social Distortion left Epic and returned to Time Bomb Recordings for the first time in eight years. Upon its return from the Another State of Mind tour in 1982, they recorded their debut album, Mommy's Little Monster. The album was released in early 1983 on their own label, 13th Floor Records. On December 6, Social Distortion made their network television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Social Distortion is a punk/alternative musical group.It was startd in Los Angeles, California in 1978 by singer/guitarist Mike Ness. On August 6, 2011, Social Distortion performed a live set for "Guitar Center Sessions" on DirecTV. 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. [23] Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, released on September 28, 2004, would be the band's first release with Wickersham and Quintana. Ness commented, "The band and I are really looking forward to our tour of South America. Wed, May 1, 2019. 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. The singles "Story of My Life" and "Ball and Chain" were able 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. "[48] 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. From 2001 to 2004, the band had been touring semi-frequently, playing sold-out shows in the Los Angeles, California area and other cities. 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. "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. Social Distortion went on hiatus again as Ness went solo, releasing two albums, Cheating at Solitaire and Under the Influences, featuring song covers, in 1999. 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. He details how he plunged headfirst into serious drug addiction and ended up being strung out on heroin for weeks at a time. "[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 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.[41]. That's the pressure I put on myself. Upon its return from the Another State of Mind tour in 1982, they recorded their debut album, Mommy's Little Monster. [8] Many of their later albums, including their second gold record[8] Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell (1992), were also well received. The fourth album, Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, was released in 1992. There have been some rumors claiming that the band broke up again, following his death. 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. The album included then-newcomers John Maurer on bass and Christopher Reece on drums. [43] Despite being planned for a November 2010 release, the band announced that the album would be released on January 18, 2011. When Danell was brought in, the other members left as they did not want to wait for him to learn. 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. Ness acknowledges in a 2003 interview that it is a little backward, marketing-wise, to play songs for the fans for a few years before recording them—but it has always worked well for them. On the origins of the band's name, Royer recalled "Mike was like 15, trying to play guitar but he couldn't. We hit some spectacular heights which I will never forget – adios amigos! [22] White Light, White Heat, White Trash was the final Social Distortion album recorded with Dennis Danell before his death. 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. 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. He also hinted at the band entering the studio in about six months. Social Distortion, Soundtrack: Power Rangers. [37], 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. Get Social Distortion setlists - view them, share them, discuss them with other Social Distortion fans for free on setlist.fm! Social Distortion, an Album by Social Distortion. 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