Social Distortion – “Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes”
Latest outing by Mike Ness and co. Punk/Rock & Roll/Country/Rockabilly’s most badass band seem to get sweeter with age. Decades on and going strong. This album is chock full of old school nostalgia (“Gimme The Sweet And Lowdown”), b&w gangsterisms (“Machine Gun Blues”)and beautiful punkish affirmations and vindications (“Still Alive”).
This is old cars, tattoos, pin-up girls, and old time Americana. Bettie Page, where are you?
My kids sing along with these tunes. I love that. I grew up on Social D, and it kinda gives me a sense of ease thinking that maybe my kids will share some of the same values that made me who I am. This is a band that changed my life. Mr. Ness…thank you.
For a little bit of fun check out the video for “Machine Gun Blues“. A wee cinematic masterpiece.