Social Distortion guitarist Jonny “2 Bags” Wickersham was recently interviewed by Minnesota Daily, where he talks about making records and why it took seven years to deliver their latest one, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. He sets the record straight, saying:
“It takes so much time mostly just because we’re on the road all the time. It’s not important to try and rush anything out. We can just kind of tell when we are ready to put one out. It’s not what a lot of bands do, but I’ve noticed even with a lot of bands that I love, once they’ve put out like 15 albums, I start to lose interest. So we don’t want that to happen.”
Jonny also talked about what it would be like if Social D were to release an album in less than seven or eight years. He states, “It gives a chance for the sound to change or evolve. We’re still Social D, and we don’t really take off in any crazy direction. But we’re still gonna grow as musicians and give ourselves time.”
You can read what else Jonny has to say here.
Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes was released in January 2011 on Epitaph and Social Distortion are reportedly planning to make another album next year. The band recently streamed two rare songs on their Facebook page.