Social Distortion - Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes
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U.S. Release Date: January 18, 2011

E.U. Release Date: January 17, 2011

Label: Epitaph

Recording Year: 2010

UPC/EAN Code: 45778711963

Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes

Social Distortion

About Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes by Social Distortion

Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes builds on singer Mike Ness' 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' career.

After years of working with various producers in the studio, Mike Ness took on the duty for the first time with their new album. The band entered a Burbank studio in early 2010 where they recorded for the next several months in between spring and summer tour dates which included Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. In early October the band wrapped up recording before heading out for their fall US tour.

"It's something I've always wanted to do," Ness explains. "I love being on that side of the board. Even though I've co-produced all of our records, I always was there for everything. It just came to a point where I was like 'I think I want to try this, I want to do this ourselves.' By being at the helm this time allowed so much more focus for me to the fine details of every aspect of it, whether it was performances, or tones, or arrangements, backing vocals....everything."

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New items have been added to our online store, just in time for the Holidays! https://t.co/KDUXaa5CPa https://t.co/rZ2368BMlR

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Holiday Sale is happening now through November 30th at the online store. https://t.co/HXSzoSronJ. https://t.co/JsQRvFsG5V

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Southern California - Both of our shows at @HOBAnaheim are now sold out. Thank you and we look forward to seeing yo… https://t.co/c2beifehBh

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Tickets for our shows at @hobanaheim are on sale now! Pick up yours now: Feb 28: https://t.co/Kf6dltdCfo // Mar 1:… https://t.co/U7mUXWPHac

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Excited to be performing at the Grand Opening of the new @hobanaheim on Feb 28 & March 1. Get ticket info at… https://t.co/TJEmJfRvQu

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'THE INDEPENDENT YEARS: 1983–2004' vinyl box set is available now! Pick up yours at: https://t.co/KDUXaa5CPa. - SD… https://t.co/A2O7fAvdbx

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.@mikeness is performing on Fri 10/21 at @playhousesquare in Cleveland as part of @rock_hall tribute to @JohnnyCashhttps://t.co/GgjbYEzwvb

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Due to an unforeseen production delay the release date for THE INDEPENDENT YEARS: 1983–2004 has been moved to 11/11. https://t.co/KDUXaa5CPa

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