Saturday, February 05, 2011
A Punk Rocker approaching 50
Mike Ness of Social Distortion will be 49 this year. Ness has fronted and been the principal song writer of Social Distortion for more than 30 years now and I'm pretty sure the only original member.
Social Distortion just released "Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes" (iTunes, Amazon) is a great piece of work that mixes Americana music with SxDx's punk rock roots.
I can't believe how much I'm enjoying this album.
"Writing on the Wall" is one of my favorites tracks,
And a SxDx bonus track.
Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" is one of my favorite all time songs and SxDx has been covering it for more than 20 years.