Social Distortion

Also known as S.D., Social
Members of Social Distortion: Atom Willard, Brent Harding, Brent Liles, Casey Royer, Charles Montgomery (3), Charlie Quintana, Christopher Reece, David Hidalgo Jr., Dennis Danell, Derek O'Brien, Frank Agnew, John Carrot, John Maurer, John Wickersham, Matt Freeman (2), Mike Ness, Rikk Agnew
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Discography of Social Distortion:

# 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
7 Social Distortion 10 Audio 1990-03-00 Epic
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
14 Prison Bound 10 Audio 1988
15 Social Distortion 10 Audio 1990-03-00 Epic
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
20 Social Distortion 10 Audio 1990-03-00 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
25 Social Distortion 12 Audio 1997-10-22 Epic
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
33 Social Distortion 10 Audio 1990-03-00 Epic
34 Social Distortion 10 Audio Epic
35 White Light White Heat White Trash Advance CD 12 Audio 1996 550 Music
36 Ring Of Fire 2 Audio 1990 Epic
37 Cold Feelings 2 Audio 1992
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
43 Social Distortion 10 Audio 2008
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".


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