posted by Luchi 77 at martes, agosto 08, 2006

Social Distortion - Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell.
Although the self-titled Social Distortion record from 1990 is my all time favorite release from this band, this one is right up there. This CD rocks righteously and relentlessly from beginning to end, never taking a breath. Mike Ness howls out tales of despondence and despair while whipping the band into a joyous catterwaul. This is the Punk Rock Blues folks and if there were really such a sub-genre, Mike Ness would be its Howlin' Wolf. An aside: The release of this CD coincided with a crazy party year (years?) for an extended group of friends. The good times centered around one house that had a great stereo system whose Achilles heel was a tragically under powered pre amp (or something like that, memories are a bit hazy). Many were the late nights when this album was cranked (or the Stones, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Dan Baird, etc.) and the receiver would suddenly shut down and a scary warning light would flash PROTECTOR, PROTECTOR, PROTECTOR. Although it was a bummer at the time to lose the stereo for a few minutes and have to turn it down, in retrospect, a flashing PROTECTOR light was a sure sign of a really good time. C&P.

Cold Feelings
Bad Luck
Making Believe
Born To Lose
Bye Bye Baby
When She Begins
99 To Life
King Of Fools
Sometimes I Do
This Time Darlin'
Ghost Town Blues