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History[ edit ] Early years — [ edit ] Social Distortion was formed in late by frontman Mike Nessinspired by the Sex Pistols and many other British punk bands as well as rock acts such as the Rolling Stones. Social Distortion was named for my distortion pedal, which I gave to Mike to play 'cause back then he was no good.
Inthe band—now consisting of Ness, Danell who now played Social destruction guitarBrent Liles on bass, and Derek O'Brien on drums—embarked on their first international tour US and Canada with fellow punk band Youth Brigadea trip chronicled in the punk rockumentary Another State of Mindwhich was not released until Mommy's Little Monster and first hiatus — [ edit ] Upon its return from the Another State of Mind tour inthey recorded their debut album, Mommy's Little Monster.
The album was released in early on their own label, 13th Floor Records. Mommy's Little Monster includes the title track as well as the song for which the previous tour was named, " Another State of Mind ".
This was the album that "gained the band a national name in punk circles". He details how he plunged headfirst into serious drug addiction and ended up being strung out on heroin for weeks at a time. This line-up lasted only a short time until Christopher Reece joined on drums.
As a result of Ness's escalating drug habit and troubles with the law, Social Distortion briefly went on hiatus in During this Social destruction, Ness was in and out of various rehabilitation centers and jails. First comeback and Prison Bound — [ edit ] The band reformed in or aroundonce Ness finished his drug rehabilitation program.
It released its second album, Prison Boundtwo years later in —over five years after their debut. The album included then-newcomers John Maurer on bass and Christopher Reece on drums.
The success was just beginning and, in fact, taking time between albums became a pattern for Social Distortion. Ness acknowledges in a 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.
It was Social Distortion's first album that was not financed by the band. 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 28 years after its release.
It is also sometimes cited as among the best rock albums of —the album is said to "split the difference between rockabilly and Ramones-style punk. Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell surpassed all their previous albums in popularity.
The album has a similar sound to the previous, eponymous, album, said to be a blend of "punk, blues, country and rockabilly". Carr toured with the band and played drums on live performances until he left in The band took another hiatus after the release of Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, and did not return to the studio until In Junethe band began demoing songs for the fifth album,  then returned to the studio in to record White Light, White Heat, White Trashwhich was released in The album also included a re-recorded version of "Under My Thumb", a cover of the Rolling Stones, as a hidden track.
Former Danzig drummer Chuck Biscuits joined the band between the recording and release of the album, and is credited in the liner notes although this album actually features one time Journey drummer Deen Castronovo. It released its first and only live album, Live at the Roxy in Social Distortion went on hiatus again as Ness went solo, releasing two albums, Cheating at Solitaire and Under the Influencesfeaturing song covers, in Dennis Danell died on February 29, in his Newport Beach home after apparently suffering a brain aneurysmleaving Ness as the only remaining original member of the band.
There have been some rumors claiming that the band broke up again, following his death. He was replaced by former U. BombsCadillac Tramps and L. Biscuits also left during that time, and was replaced by Charlie Quintana.
After Danell's death, the band continued touring semi-frequently, playing sold-out shows in the Los Angeles area around the New Year for three straight years.
The band's — lineup, left to right: Wickersham, Harding, Quintana, and Ness Social Distortion started work on the follow-up to White Light, White Heat, White Trash inwhich was originally to be released in the fall of that year,  but it was not completed. Sincedue to the band's ongoing tour schedule, the album's release was put on hold several times.Bullying: The Social Destruction of Self - Kindle edition by Laura Martocci.
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