Social Distortion
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1978
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Social Distortion

Social Distortion Biography (Wikipedia)

Social Distortion is an American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California. The band currently consists of Mike Ness (lead vocals, lead guitar), Jonny Wickersham (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Brent Harding (bass, backing vocals), David Hidalgo Jr. (drums), and David Kalish (keyboards).

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. Since its inception, the band lineup has been a virtual revolving-door of talent with many members coming and going – Ness has been the only constant member. After 41 years of performing, Social Distortion continues to tour and record music.

To date, Social Distortion has released seven full-length studio albums, two compilations, one live album, and two DVDs. They released two albums — Mommy's Little Monster (1983) and Prison Bound (1988) — before signing a three-album contract with Epic Records in 1989. Social Distortion rose to fame with their 1990 self-titled third album, which produced their well-known hit singles "Ball and Chain", "Story of My Life", and the cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire", and was certified gold by RIAA. Many of their later albums, including their second gold record Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell (1992), were also well received. They are considered one of the best-selling punk rock bands, with more than three million albums sold worldwide. Social Distortion is currently working on a new album, tentatively due for release in 2019.

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Social Distortion Tracks

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Ball and Chain
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Ring Of Fire
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Ring Of Fire
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Machine Gun Blues
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Machine Gun Blues
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Another State Of Mind
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Another State Of Mind
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Far Behind Time
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Far Behind Time
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Give Me The Sweet And Low Down
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Give Me The Sweet And Low Down
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Story Of My Life
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Story Of My Life
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Prison Bound
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Prison Bound
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Bad Luck
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Bad Luck
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California (Husle and Flow)
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California (Husle and Flow)
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Still Alive
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Still Alive
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Mommy's Little Monster
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Mommy's Little Monster
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When The Angels Sing
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When The Angels Sing
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Don't Drag Me Down
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Don't Drag Me Down
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She's a Knockout
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She's a Knockout
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Sick Boys
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Past BBC Events

Reading + Leeds: 2012
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2012-08-24T15:49:19
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2012

Reading + Leeds: 2012

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