Social Distortion: Discography of the Moment

Mommys Little Monster
Released in 1983 by 13th Floor Records.
Produced by Social Distortion, Chaz Ramirez, and Thom Wilson.
Band lineup:
Mike Ness – vocals, guitar; Dennis Denell – guitar; Brent Liles – bass; Derek O’Brien – drums.
Tracks: 9
Highlights:
“The Creeps” “Another State of Mind” “Telling Them” “Mommys Little Monster”

Prison Bound
Released in January 1988 by Restless Records.
Produced by Social Distortion and Chaz Ramirez.
Lineup changes:
John Maurer replaced Brent Liles on bass and Christopher Reece replace Derek O’Brien on drums.
Tracks: 10
Highlights:
“Prison Bound”

Social Distortion
Released in March 1990 by Epic Records.
Produced by Dave Jerden.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12
Highlights:
“So Far Away” “Story of My Life” “Ring of Fire”
Notes:
Album reached #128 on the Billboard 200 in 1990.

Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell
Released in February 1992 by Epic.
Produced by Dave Jerden.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
Highlights:
“Cold Feelings” “Bad Luck” “Born to Lose”
Notes:
The song ‘Bad Luck’ reached #2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1992.

Mainliner: Wreckage from the Past
Released in July 1995 by Time Bomb Recordings.
Produced by Chaz Ramirez and Gary Hirstius.
Band lineup (this album is a collection of early recordings recorded in 1981):
Mike Ness – guitar, vocals; Dennis Danell – bass, vocals; Carrot – drums, vocals; Brent Liles – bass, vocals; Derek O’Brien – drums, vocals.
Tracks: 10
Hightlights:
“Under My Thumb”

White Light, White Heat, White Trash
Released in September 1996 by Epic.
Produced by Michael Beinhorn.
Band lineup:
Mike Ness – vocals, guitar; Dennis Danell – guitar; John Maurer – bass; Deen Castronovo – session drummer (after this album was released Chuck Biscuits was their drummer).
Tracks: 12
Highlights:
“Dear Lover” “Don’t Drag Me Down” “I Was Wrong” “When the Angels Sing”
Notes:
Album reached #27 on the Billboard 200 in 1996.
The song ‘I Was Wrong’ reached #4 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1996.
It was ranked #170 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Best Albums of All Time in 2004.

Live at the Roxy
Live album released in June 1998 by Time Bomb.
Produced by Bobby Leigh, Mike Ness, and James Saez.
Band lineup:
Mike Ness – guitar, vocals; Dennis Danell – guitar; John Maurer – bass; Chuck Biscuits – drums.
Tracks: 18
Notes:
Album reached #121 on the Billboard 200 in 1998.

Live in Orange County
Live album released in January 2003.
Tracks: 14

Sex, Love and Rock n Roll
Released in September 2004 by Time Bomb Recordings.
Produced by Social Distortion and Cameron Webb.
Lineup changes:
Johnny Wickersham replaced Dennis Danell on guitar and Charlie Quintana replaced Chuck Biscuits on drums.
Tracks: 10
Highlights:
“Reach for the Sky” “Don’t Take Me For Granted” “Angel’s Wings”
Notes:
Album reached #31 on the Billboard 200 in 2004.
The song ‘Reach for the Sky’ reached #27 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in 2004.

Greatest Hits
Compilation album released in June 2007 by TimeBomb.
Tracks: 12
Notes:
Album reached #86 on the Billboard 200 in 2007.

Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes
Released in January 2011 by Epitaph Records.
Produced by Mike Ness.
Band lineup:
Mike Ness – vocals, guitar; Johnny Wickersham – guitar; Brent Harding – bass; Josh Freese – drums.
Tracks: 11

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