Thursday, February 28, 2013

Social Distortion: Discography of the Moment

Social Distortion is a punk rock band that was started in 1978 in Fullerton California by singer/guitarist Mike Ness. When the band first formed, its lineup included Rikk and Frank Agney, and Casey Royer (who all left early in the band's lifespan to join The Adolescents). The band has sold over 3 million albums and is planning on releasing another album in 2013.

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SOCIAL DISTORTION DISCOGRAPHY

1945
Released in 1982 by 13th Floor Records.
Produced by Social Distortion.
Band lineup:
Mike Ness - vocals, guitar; Dennis Denell - guitar; Brent Liles - bass; Derek O'Brien - drums.
Tracks: 3
1945. Under My Thumb. Playpen.




Mommys Little Monster
Released in 1983 by 13th Floor Records.
Produced by Social Distortion, Chaz Ramirez, and Thom Wilson.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 9
The Creeps. Another State of Mind. It Wasn't a Pretty Picture. Telling Them. Hour of Darkness. Mommy's Little Monster. Anti-Fashion. All the Answers. Moral Threat.





Prison Bound
Released in February 1988 by Restless Records.
Produced by Social Distortion and Chaz Ramirez.
Lineup changes:
John Maurer replaced Brent Liles on bass and Christopher Reece replace Derek O'Brien on drums.
Tracks: 10
It's the Law. Indulgence. Like an Outlaw. Back Street Girl. Prison Bound. No Pain No Gain. On My Nerves. I Want What I Want. Lawless. Lost Child.



Social Distortion
Released in March 1990 by Epic Records.
Produced by Dave Jerden.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12
So Far Away. Let It Be Me. Story of My Life. Sick Boys. Ring of Fire. Ball and Chain. It Coulda Been Me. She's a Knockout. A Place in My Heart. Drug Train.
Charts:
#128 on the US Billboard 200.



Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell
Released in February 1992 by Epic.
Produced by Dave Jerden.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
Cold Feelings. Bad Luck. Making Believe. Born to Lose. Bye Bye Baby. When She Begins. 99 to Life. King of Fools. Sometimes I Do. This Time Darlin. Ghost Town Blues. Alone and Forsaken. Mainliner 1992.
Charts:
#76 on the US Billboard 200.



Mainliner: Wreckage from the Past
Released in July 1995 by Time Bomb Recordings.
Produced by Chaz Ramirez and Gary Hirstius.
Band lineup (this album is a collection of early recordings recorded in 1981):
Mike Ness - guitar, vocals; Dennis Danell - bass, vocals; Carrot - drums, vocals; Brent Liles - bass, vocals; Derek O'Brien - drums, vocals.
Tracks: 10
1945. Playpen. Mainliner. Moral Threat. All the Answers. Justice for All. Under My Thumb. 1945. Playpen. Mass Hysteria.



White Light, White Heat, White Trash
Released in September 1996 by Epic.
Produced by Michael Beinhorn.
Band lineup:
Mike Ness - vocals, guitar; Dennis Danell - guitar; John Maurer - bass; Deen Castronovo - session drummer (after this album was released Chuck Biscuits was their drummer).
Tracks: 12
Dear Lover. Don't Drag Me Down. Untitled. I Was Wrong. Through These Eyes. Down on the
World Again. When the Angels Sing. Gotta Know the Rules. Crown of Thorns. Pleasure Seeker. Down Here With the Rest of Us. Under My Thumb.
Charts:
#27 on the US Billboard 200.
Notes:
It was ranked #170 in Rolling Stone's 500 Best Albums of All Time in 2004.



Live at the Roxy
Live album released in June 1998 by Time Bomb.
Produced by Bobby Leigh, Mike Ness, and James Saez.
Band lineup:
Mike Ness - guitar, vocals; Dennis Danell - guitar; John Maurer - bass; Chuck Biscuits - drums.
Tracks: 18
Story of My Life. Bad Luck. Under My Thumb. Prison Bound. Mommy's Little Monster. Mass
Hysteria. The Creeps. Another State of Mind. Let It Be Me. No Pain No Gain. Cold Feelings. Telling Them. I Was Wrong. 1945. Don't Drag Me Down. Ball and Chain. Ring of Fire. Untitled.
Charts:
#121 on the US Billboard 200.



Sex, Love and Rock n Roll
Released in September 2004 by Time Bomb Recordings.
Produced by Social Distortion and Cameron Webb.
Lineup changes:
Johnny Wickersham replaced Dennis Danell on guitar and Charlie Quintana replaced Chuck Biscuits on drums.
Tracks: 10
Reach for the Sky. Highway 101. Don't Take Me for Granted. Footprints on My Ceiling. Nickels and Dimes. I Wasn't Born to Follow. Winners and Losers. Faithless. Live Before You Die. Angel's Wings.
Notes:
#31 on the US Billboard 200.



Greatest Hits
Compilation album released in June 2007 by TimeBomb.
Various producers.
Various lineups.
Tracks: 12
Another State of Mind. Mommys Little Monster. Prison Bound. Story of My Life. Ball and Chain. Ring of Fire. Bad Luck. When the Angels Sing. I Was Wrong. Reach for the Sky. Far Behind. Maybellene.
Charts:
#86 on the US Billboard 200.



Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes
Released in January 2011 by Epitaph Records.
Produced by Mike Ness.
Lineup changes:
Brent Harding replaced John Maurer on bass and Josh Freese replaced Charlie Quintanaon on drums.
Tracks: 11
Road Zombie. California. Gimme the Street and Lowdown. Diamond in the Rough. Machine Gun
Blues. Bakersfield. Far Side of Nowhere. Alone and Forsaken. Writing on the Wall. Can't Take It With You. Still Alive.



Original Album Classics
Box set released in 2011 by Sony Music.
Various producers.
Various lineups.
This box set comprises of the 3 albums Social Distortion, Somewhere Between Heaven & Hell, and White Light White Heat White Trash.

4 comments:

  1. That Greatest hits collection is really not that good.

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  2. not the "greatest" greatest hits collection i have seen either.

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  3. you and I could have done a much better job putting that one together.

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