|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||Mommy's Little Monster||9||Audio||1995||Time Bomb Recordings|
|2||Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell||11||Audio||1992|
|3||1945||5||Audio||1982||13th Floor Records|
|4||Live At The Roxy||17||Audio||1998||Time Bomb Recordings|
|5||White Light White Heat White Trash||12||Audio||1996||550 Music|
|6||Mainliner (Wreckage From The Past)||10||Audio||1995||Time Bomb Recordings|
|8||Mommy's Little Monster||9||Audio||1995||Time Bomb Recordings|
|9||Live At The Roxy||18||Audio||1998-06-30||Time Bomb Recordings|
|10||1945||3||Audio||1989||Triple X Records|
|11||Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell||11||Audio||1992||Epic|
|12||1945||3||Audio||1989||Triple X Records|
|13||Sex, Love And Rock 'N' Roll||10||Audio||2004-09-00||Time Bomb Recordings|
|16||Mommy's Little Monster||9||Audio||1989||Triple X Records|
|17||Mainliner (Wreckage From The Past)||10||Audio||1995-07-18||Time Bomb Recordings|
|18||Prison Bound||10||Audio||1995||Time Bomb Recordings|
|19||When The Angels Sing||5||Audio||1996||Epic|
|21||White Light, White Heat, White Trash||12||Audio||1996|
|22||Mommy's Little Monster||9||Audio||2001||Time Bomb Recordings|
|23||More Girls More Cars And Even Louder Guitars! + Bonus!||11||Audio||2000||Not On Label (Social Distortion)|
|24||Mommy's Little Monster||9||Audio||1983||13th Floor Records|
|26||Sex, Love, And Rock 'n' Roll||11||Audio||2004-10-04|
|27||1945||5||Audio||1985||13th Story Records|
|28||Sex, Love And Rock 'N' Roll||10||Audio||2004|
|29||Live At The Roxy||17||Audio||1998-06-30||Time Bomb Recordings|
|30||Sex, Love And Rock 'N' Roll||12||Audio||2005|
|31||Greatest Hits||12||Audio||2007-06-26||Time Bomb Recordings|
|32||Mommy's Little Monster||9||Audio||2000||Doug Moody Productions|
|35||White Light White Heat White Trash Advance CD||12||Audio||1996||550 Music|
|36||Ring Of Fire||2||Audio||1990||Epic|
|38||Story Of My Life||6||Audio||1990|
|39||When The Angels Sing||5||Audio||1997|
|40||When The Angels Sing||4||Audio||1997|
|41||Don't Drag Me Down||4||Audio||1996|
|42||Story Of My Life||3||Audio||1998||Time Bomb Recordings|
|44||Mommy's Little Monster||9||Audio||1989||Triple X Records|
|45||Story Of My Life||6||Audio||1990||Epic|
|46||Ring Of Fire||2||Audio||1990||Epic|
|47||Ball And Chain||6||Audio||1990||Epic|
|48||Girls Cars And Loud Guitars!||9||Audio||1996||Hit & Run (2)|
|49||White Light, White Heat, White Trash||13||Audio||2002||Epic (2)|
|50||White Light, White Heat, White Trash||13||Audio||2002||Epic (2)|
The legendary and influential punk/alternative quartet Social Distortion was formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California by frontman [a=Mike Ness] and then-guitarist Dennis Danell. The band underwent lineup changes before releasing their first album, "Mommy's Little Monster", in 1983. A year earlier, Social Distortion embarked on their first national tour with fellow punk band [a=Youth Brigade] – a trip chronicled in the celebrated punk rockumentary, "Another State Of Mind". Soon afterward, John Maurer and Bob Stubbs joined Social Distortion. After 1984, the band reformed and Chris Reese came on board as the band's drummer.
Social Distortion disappeared for a while before releasing their second album, "Prison Bound", in 1988, which would be their first recording with the classic lineup of Ness, Danell and newcomers John Maurer on bass and Christopher Reece on drums. In 1989, the band signed a deal with Epic Records and recorded their highly successful third album, which is self-titled, containing their popular hits "Story Of My Life" and "Ball And Chain" as well as the [a=Johnny Cash] cover "Ring Of Fire".
The band disappeared again after the release of their fourth album, 1992's "Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell", and Reece left Social Distortion in 1993. After auditions were held to play drums in the band, former [a=D.O.A.]/[a=Danzig] drummer Chuck Biscuits joined Social Distortion to record their next album, "White Light, White Heat, White Trash", in 1996, which would be their last release on Epic Records.
In 1999, while Social Distortion wasn't touring, Ness went solo, releasing two albums, "Cheating At Solitaire" and "Under The Influences", in the same year. Although some of Social Distortion's songs paid homage to country music artists, "Cheating At Solitaire" was an unalloyed expression of Ness's country influences. His second solo album, "Under The Influences", contains country covers.
Before the band could work on their sixth album, Danell passed away on February 29, 2000 in his Newport Beach home after apparently suffering a brain aneurysm, leaving Ness as the only remaining original member of the band. Danell was replaced by current guitarist Jonny Wickersham. Biscuits also left during that time, and was replaced by Charlie Quintana.
Following Danell's death, Social Distortion continued touring and their sixth album, "Sex, Love And Rock 'N' Roll", was released on September 28, 2004. After it was completed, Maurer quit the band and was briefly replaced by [a=Rancid]'s Matt Freeman. Months later, Freeman was replaced by current bassist Brent Harding, who was also part of Ness' solo tour.
In April 2009, Quintana announced that he was leaving the band to explore other musical opportunities. He was temporarily replaced by [a=Angels & Airwaves] drummer Adam "Atom" Willard, formerly of [a=Rocket From the Crypt] and [a=Offspring, The], and then Scott Reeder of [a=Fu Manchu]. Their current drummer David Hidalgo, Jr., who once toured but never recorded with [a=Suicidal Tendencies], joined in 2010. In January 2011, Social Distortion released their seventh studio album "Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes".