Social Distortion / Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes
Album: Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes   Collection:General
Artist:Social Distortion   Added:Jan 2011
Label:Epitaph Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-04-10 Pull Date: 2011-06-12
Week Ending: Jun 12 May 29 May 22 May 15 May 8 May 1 Apr 24 Apr 17
Airplays: 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 28, 2013: Time Traveler
Machine Gun Blues
4. Oct 30, 2011: Aural Surgery
California (Hustle & Flow)
2. Dec 04, 2012: We're All Alright
Machine Gun Blues
5. Jun 10, 2011: Of Sound Mind
Alone & Forsaken
3. Feb 10, 2012: Time Traveler
Machine Gun Blues, Diamond In The Rough
6. Jun 10, 2011: Time Traveler
Machine Gun Blues

Album Review
D. Cannibal
Reviewed 2011-03-25
Well, this band is certainly not the same one that cranked out “Mommy’s Little Monster” and “1945”. Now Mike Ness & co. fancy themselves an old-timey rockabilly band that forgot to turn off the distortion (pun intended). Good for a spin now and then, I suppose, if you don’t mind these punkers sounding like they got stranded in an old honky-tonk in Tennessee and had to sing catchy pop hooks to hitch a ride back home. Beersoaked rock-country anthems incorporating as much Exiles-era Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, and dare I say Green Day? Hmm. Okay, daytime radio-friendly I guess. Try: 2, 5, 10. FCC: 10 “shit”

1. Somber, rockin instrumental
2. Swingin’ rockabilly number, harmonies remind me of Stones’ “Exile”
3. Dookie-style GD with a speakeasy vibe
4. Honky-rock stomp a la “Ball and Chain” in terms of mood
5. Upbeat, kind of bluesy, catchy harmonies, kind of goofy.
6. A drifting country-rock ballad, tastes like beer and tears.
7. More upbeat, still kind of down, plus acoustic guitars
8. Storytellin’ sad pop-rock
9. Brokenhearted ballad complete with piano
10. A bit of the old SD peeks through here, probably the most fun on the album, rockin stomper complete with backup harmonies.
11. Lackluster but still decently catchy pop-rock

Track Listing
1. Road Zombie   6. Bakersfield
2. California (Hustle & Flow)   7. Far Side Of Nowhere
3. Gimme The Sweet & Lowdown   8. Alone & Forsaken
4. Diamond In The Rough   9. Writing On The Wall
5. Machine Gun Blues   10. Can't Take It With You
  11. Still Alive