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Japanese reissue of the Orange County punker's 1990 Epic debut with two rare bonus tracks: 'Shame On Me' and their cover of 'It's All Over Now'. 12 tracks total, also featuring 'So Far Away', 'Let It Be Me', 'Story Of My Life'and 'Ball And Chain'. 1997 Sony release.
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"Social Distortion" was their major label debt for Epic records. With the opening track, "So Far Away", it's apparent they hadn't lost a bit of energy. The teenage rebellion had changed into adult hardships, making their lyrical progression right on target. The pop vocals, such as ah-ah-ah and la-la-la, in the music feel more like 50's rock and roll, which isn't used in mainstream pop.
Mike Ness' rough voice is the epitome of masculinity. He can sing lyrics that would normally come across as whining, but he does it with a tougher, stronger attitude.
Musically, it's a raw, faster version of rockabilly. The guitar distortion is like the humming engine of a hot rod, ready to take off. The overall sound is very solid and supports the lyrical toughness to a T.
In the early nineties, Social Distortion opened a concert tour for Neil Young along with Sonic Youth. From what I heard, Social Distortion blew both of them off the stage.
Mike Ness has a style that is unmatchable, and he puts a lot of heart and soul into his tunes. Songs like Let it be me, Sick Boy, and So Far Away make me feel good on bad days.Ball and Chain is a good one, but I must say as famous as this one got I think there are some others on this album that should have got just as much recognition.
This band has been making tunes for a long time, and they deserve much respect, not to mention that the band members have been through a lot. Social Distortion isn't just a another Punk group. These guys are different. It seems like Punk Rock today is a bunch of sophmoric boys singing and whining. Social Distortion on the other hand are MEN who sing about real life, and what we all go through good and bad. Lots of times when I hear Social D I don't just hear great music, I hear the sounds of a band who understands people today, and the problems and rough spots of our society and living in Urban America.
I saw Social Distortion about a year ago, and I was so impressed to see and hear a punk rock group that I grew up listening to as a boy play in front of me as a man and have all of the power and energy a band could ever desire.They played quite a long set list too.
Social Distortion isn't on MTV AND VH1, and to me thats a good thing because it seperates the true punk rock from the sophmoric cheese punk of today. These guys don't sing about what its like to be rich, and do abnoctious videos were they dance around and try and get you to giggle. Social Distortion appeals to us middle class Americans who work long hours, mis our girlfriends/wives and have ups and downs with the law.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Ok, as much as I love Social D, Sick boy made me exactly that. Sick. I've always been a Social D fan, so dont think I'm doing this cuz I dont appreciate them. Read morePublished on March 31 2004 by Jiggy Remirez
I am east coast as they come and came upon punk rock rather late after trying everything else--rap, country, you name it. Read morePublished on March 23 2004
I remember when I was a freshman in college, watching the now-defunct 120 Minutes on MTV, I came across the videos for both "Ball And Chain" and "Story Of My... Read morePublished on March 10 2004 by H. Yu
I have to admit, I didn't listen to Social D much before I got this album, but how could you not be a fan after listening to this? Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2004 by Melanie Mullen
No really, what did you expect from the best punk band from Orange County? If your like me then you would expect nothing but the very best. And thats what you get! Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2001 by Pacificgod