city shock (2009/NO WAY)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Finally, more than just a few songs for our enjoyment. If you've heard their previous 7"s and compilation tracks, then you know they are an all around solid hardcore-punk band. As for the tunes present here, they've combined melody with speed on all the right levels. You can hear late '70s punk-rock from all around the globe as well as intense early '80s hardcore in their sound. It's another winner from SOCIAL CIRCKLE, and you won't be let down.
expiration date (2011/SIDE TWO)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The band's final offering, this 7" is 5 tracks of intense, early '80s hardcore mixed with late '70s punk from all around the globe. More anger and speed than previous releases, SOCIAL CIRCLE manages to exit on their most manic note while still maintaining the melody and catchy hooks of their "static eyes" 7".
greatest hits (2007/TIME BOMB)
PUNK-ROCK. Classic songs from every classic album are represented in this definitive retrospective. From the early So-Cal punk track "mommy's little monster" that put them on the map, on through to 2004's radio hit "reach for the sky". Covering SOCIAL DISTORTION's three decade long career, "greatest hits" showcases the best in band leader Mike Ness' heart-on-the-sleeve songwriting. Their classic cover of Johnny Cash's "ring of fire" is included as well. "far behind", is the hard charging new song recorded just for this collection.
hard times and nursery rhymes (2011/EPITAPH)
ROCK/PUNK-ROCK. "hard times and nursery rhymes" builds on singer Mike Ness' twin footings, one in the haunted American landscapes of HANK WILLIAMS and the other in the raw swagger of "exile"-era ROLLING STONES. While these twin pillars have always been behind SOCIAL DISTORTION's anthemic songs, on "hard times and sursery rhymes" they come roaring to the fore, in one of the hardest rocking, most soulful albums of Ness' career. For fans of The Gaslight Anthem, Rancid, Bad Religion, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Tiger Army. Vinyl version includes 2 additional tracks and CD of the album.
s/t (2012/MUSIC ON VINL/EPIC)
PUNK-ROCK. Already this full-length got re-pressed on 180gr vinyl. With their "self-titled" 3rd album and major label debut, SOCIAL DISTORTION continued their progression from a rather ordinary L.A. hardcore-punk band into a roots rock band - it mixed punk with rockabilly, and country. Featuring the breakout hits "story of my life" and "so far away", Mike Ness and company proved that they could split the difference between rockabilly and RAMONES-style punk.
somewhere between heaven and hell (2011/MUSIC ON VINYL)
PUNK-ROCK. Already this full-length got re-pressed on 180gr vinyl. "somewhere between heaven and hell" is the 4th studio album by the American punk-rock band SOCIAL DISTORTION, released in 1992. It continues the melding of country and rockabilly influences with punk that began 2 albums before with "prison bound".
white light, white heat, white trash (2011/MUSIC ON VINYL)
PUNK-ROCK. Already this full-length got re-pressed on colored white and 180gr vinyl. While not completely departing from the rockabilly sound of their previous 3 albums, "white light, white heat, white trash" is definitely a return to the band's punk-rock roots. This album is the closest SOCIAL DISTORTION has come to releasing another pure punk-rock album since "mommy's little monster". This album, along with "somewhere between heaven and hell" stand as the best 2 complete albums that SOCIAL DISTORTION have ever released.
s/t (2008/FLAT BLACK)
HARDCORE. SOCIAL SICKNESS comes from out of nowhere with 12 songs of great fast California hardcore. All the songs are short and the point with no bullshit filler. Great pissed off vocals over some well played, DRI styled hardcore. If you're a fan of C.O.P., BAD ANTICS or older thrashy stuff like SCARED STRAIGHT, D.R.I. you'll definetly like this. A plus release for the bands debut.
live spit (2010/MYSTIC)
HARDCORE. First released in 1988 and unavailable for years, these hand-numbered, original copies of the SOCIAL SPIT "live spit" 7" on colored vinyl were recently uncovered and are available again for a limited time only. SOCIAL SPIT was a part of the San Diego hardcore scene in the mid-'80s and were featured on various Mystic Records compilations. For fans of BATTALION OF SAINTS, DR. KNOW and R.K.L..
psycho ward (2011/MYSTIC)
HARDCORE. This is "psycho ward" from 1987 and unavailable for years. SOCIAL SPIT was a part of the San Diego hardcore scene in the mid-'80s and were featured on various Mystic Records compilations. For fans of BATTALION OF SAINTS, ILL REPUTE and RKL.
there's no place like home (2011/MYSTIC)
HARDCORE. "there's no place like home" captures 13 tracks from this San Diego hardcore band from. Originally released in 1989 and out-of-print since more than a decade. Features cover art by Marc Rude (Hirax, Misfits, The Offspring).
making room for youth (2009/NEW RED ARCHIVES)
PUNK-ROCK. Formed in the San Francisco area in 1980, SOCIAL UNREST's debut 7" was produced by East Bay Ray of the Dead Kennedys. This 7" can be seen as a prelude to the classic "rat in a maze" mini-album.
rat in a maze (2009/NEW RED ARCHIVES)
PUNK-ROCK. Formed in the San Francisco area in 1980, SOCIAL UNREST's debut MLP, "rat in a maze", was produced by East Bay Ray of the Dead Kennedys. It is now considered a classic of West-Coast punk. After being out-of-print for many years, it's now back on red vinyl!
songs for sinners (2010/DR. STRANGE)
PUNK-ROCK. SOCIAL UNREST celebrate nearly 3 decades of punk by reuniting with original singer and recording these 3 tracks. This is honestly the best stuff the band has released since their 1982 debut "rat in a maze". Intelligent lyrics backed with aggressive punk-rock make this an instant collectors item.
Burn in hell bundy (2007/EVEN WORSE)
HARDCORE. Virginia's SOCIALCIDE return, with their 1st official 7", after their limited "Sick of the pressure" demo 7". SOCIALCIDE deliver 8 songs of raw energetic, pit slammers. Going for a slightly more of an old New York or even Boston sound with classic hardcore themes, like youthfull desperation, personal frustration, to all out pissed off, the vocals stand out as well, keeping it highly original, along with great '82 style guitar ridden riffs, and all out great musicianship. Definetely fits well,with all the other great bands VA, is flooding us with right now, DIRECT CONTROL, WASTED TIME etc. The list goes on. Get it!!