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Social Distortion


Download links and information about Social Distortion by Social Distortion. This album was released in 1990 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Punk, Heavy Metal, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 41:10 minutes.

Artist: Social Distortion
Release date: 1990
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Punk, Heavy Metal, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 41:10
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No. Title Length
1. So Far Away 3:37
2. Let It Be Me 4:15
3. Story of My Life 5:46
4. Sick Boys 3:19
5. Ring of Fire 3:50
6. Ball and Chain 5:43
7. It Coulda Been Me 3:52
8. She's a Knockout 3:52
9. A Place In My Heart 3:15
10. Drug Train 3:41



Social Distortion’s cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” signaled a crucial shift in the career of Orange County’s proudest sons. It wasn't simply a revved-up, tongue-in-cheek punk cover of a Nashville classic; it was a genuine and heartfelt reanimation of a timeless love song, passed from one outlaw to another. The self-titled album that accompanied “Ring of Fire” proved that Social Distortion had become much more than an O.C. punk band. It was the eager inheritor of a rock tradition that extended not only from Joe Strummer and Bruce Springsteen, but also from Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Hank Williams. Band leader Mike Ness would always carry himself as a graduate of the L.A. gutter-punk scene, and songs like “She’s a Knockout,” “A Place in My Heart," and “So Far Away” carried the torch for hardcore. But with this album, he started to identify more with the singing outlaws who'd preceded him, scarred but sensitive with their tall tales of lost love, jailbreaks, and train robberies. By superimposing the iconography of early American roots music on his Orange County punk ethos, Ness created two of the band’s most enduring songs: “Ball and Chain” and “Story of My Life.”