I was fortunate enough to see SOCIAL DISTORTION last night. What I was unfotunate enough to have to deal with was motherfucking Long Island, home of absolutely nothing good and right and pure. The club was horribly overpacked, filled with enough douchebags that I almost bailed before Mike Ness and his merry band of troubedours took the stage. Luckily I found solace about 20 feet from the stage, pressed against the bar and tenaciously held this area through the whole show, where the soothing sounds of Social D and many beers calmed me down.
(I love this video from the 1982 "Another State Of Mind)
Quote of the nite was when Ness asked the crowd what they thought of Jersey Shore folks. Considering that half the fucking squidheads at the show probably model their lives after that show, it was certainly ironic when the query was answered by booing. Not as much fun was when a little slut-ette puked three feet from me, nearly bathing me in her vile putridity.
(Social D last year in Sweden)
Social D were fucking awesome, playing a healthy dose of their catalog (dating back to Mommy's Little Monster).
Thank the punk rawk gawds that old Mikey never did the dirt nap, despite his previous hobbies dabbling in drugs, crime and prison life. I first saw Social D in the early 80's and almost thirty years later, they still deliver the goods.
(Social D in assholesville, Long Island)
Road Zombie / Bye Bye Baby
Under My Thumb Bad Luck
Don't Drag Me Down
Another State Of Mind
Mommy's Little Monster
Reach For The Sky
Ball and Chain
Sometimes I Do
Nickels and Dimes
Ring Of Fire