1978 marked the beginning of Social Distortion and their entrance into the punk scene. Seven studio albums, one extended play (EP), two compilation albums, two DVDs and twenty-four singles later the band shows no signs of slowing down, still going strong and playing live shows all over the world. Each album speaks to life’s hardships, heartbreak, and self reflection. In a 2016 interview with Riot Fest, frontman Mike Ness talks about the reliability of his lyrics:
“What people related to, I think, was just the vulnerability. That puts people’s guards down. I don’t know this for sure, but I may have been one of the first rock ‘n’ rollers to just say, ‘at certain times in my life I was an asshole.’”
What influenced the band’s single “Another State of Mind”?
Have you bought your tickets yet!? LA Music Critic Awards has made us beneficiaries for their event taking place on Tuesday, June 19th at The Mint LA! Be sure to come say hi to us and watch the winners as they showcase their talents!
Be prepared for a killer line-up for the whole night, with local rockers ROCKET closing out the night. They will also have musical legends Rusty Young and Cindy Alexander performing, as well as The Khourys, Great Willow, Alexis Keegan, Lexie Rose, Pi Jacobs, Ted Russell Kamp and a very special appearance by Shira Leigh from the Vans Warped Tour.
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