Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes

Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes

by Social DistortionSocial Distortion


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Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes builds on singer Mike Ness's twin footings, one in the haunted American landscapes of Hank Williams and the other in the raw swagger of Exile-era Rolling Stones.

While these twin pillars have always been behind Social Distortion's anthemic songs, on Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes they come roaring to the fore, in one of the hardest rocking, most soulful albums of Ness's career.

From opener "California (Hustle and Flow)," a song with enough attitude to redline a '40 Merc, to the dark rockin' cover of Hank William's "Alone and Forsaken," longtime fans will find the trademark punk roar they love. New fans, too, will be drawn to Ness's maturing songwriting and vocals .

Ness produced Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes (his first time at the production helm) with an eye to his rock and roll legacy, and it's not hard to imagine fans of Springsteen or Petty rocking out to these timeless songs. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2011
Label: Epitaph
UPC: 0045778711925
catalogNumber: 87119
Rank: 14368

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Social Distortion   Primary Artist
Danny Frankel   Percussion
Josh Freese   Drums
Ijeoma Njaka   Background Vocals
Jonny Wickersham   Group Member
Mike Ness   Group Member
Brent Harding   Group Member
Danny McGough   Piano,Hammond Organ
Kandace Lindsey   Background Vocals
Dave Hidalgo   Group Member

Technical Credits

Duane Baron   Engineer
Hank Williams   Composer
Jonny Wickersham   Composer
Mike Ness   Composer,Producer
Danny Clinch   Band Photo
Russell Lee   Cover Photo
Emily Frye   Art Direction,Layout

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