Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy!
Legendary Orange County, CA, punk Mike Ness (Social Distortion frontman) said this week in an interview with Spinner (full article) that the band is “deep into” recording a new album. As for the buzz on an acoustic album? Ness says that “the acoustic thing is just a future project, which I think will be significant and equally important. But as far as the priority goes, it’s more important now to get a studio record out that is a regular record.”
Social D has done a good job at not diluting their music by releasing just one new album on an average of every four years (that’s seven albums over the band’s massive 27-year span). The upcoming album will see the return of guitarist Jonny “2 Bags” Wickersham and bassist Brent Harding and will also welcome a new drummer, Adam “Atom” Willard (former drummer for Rocket From The Crypt and current Angels & Airwaves drummer).
What got me absolutely amped was when Ness stated that the new album is reminiscent of 1992’s Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell (by far my favorite Social D record). Ness also said that he’ll be “bringing more elements of early New York 70s punk” and that it’s “a little more Johnny Thunders.”
Social Distortion’s last LP, Sex, Love, And Rock ‘N’ Roll, came out in 2004 on Time Bomb Recordings.