Critic’s Pick – Social Distortion

Critic’s Pick – Social Distortion

Critic’s Pick – Social Distortion

By Matt Clevenger

Fans of punk, rockabilly, country and blues should check out the long-awaited new Social Distortion album “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes,” just released on the band’s new label Epitaph Records Tuesday, Jan. 18. Formed in 1979, Social Distortion were among the founding fathers of American punk, and are known for their unique, country-influenced crossover hits including “Story of My Life,” “Ball and Chain” and “Ring of Fire.” Produced by Social D front man Mike Ness himself, “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes” is the band’s first new album since 2004, and second studio release since the death of guitarist and founding member Dennis Dannell in 2000. The highly anticipated album also represents Social Distortion’s official debut since signing to punk/indie giant Epitaph Records in early 2010. Samples of two songs from the new album, “Machine Gun Blues” and “California (Hustle and Flow),” can be heard through links on the band’s web site at www.socialdistortion.com and more information can also be found at the Epitaph Records site at www.epitaph.com.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]

On craft and craftsmanship

In the studio with Landon Crowell By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Landon Crowell, Inertia in Light of a Likely Disaster, 2011. Wood, […]

Modern masters, talking turkeys and the king himself

Your summer roadmap to art in Cincinnati By Susan Byrnes Photo: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Hot Coals in Soul,” 2010. Acrylic and […]