February 25, 2013 – 4:38 am

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CBGB 1992 [no label, 1CD]

Live at CBGB, New York City, NY; February 24, 1992. Very good soundboard. Slight hiss.

Proudly out of step with the rest of Southern California’s hardcore brigade in its early days and growling further apart with time, Fullerton singer/guitarist Mike Ness has led his influential group through a fitful career of turbo-charged roots rock that was ironically vindicated when Social Distortion was recognized as the sonic template for some of the bands that broke California punk-pop into the big time in 1994. - The Trouser Press Guide To ’90s Rock (1997)

On the road to promote Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell (released in February 1992), this was one of the group’s best-selling albums and the last to feature drummer Christopher Reece, who left the band in 1994.

Thanks to Misfits666 who shared the tracks on Dime.

Posted at “One of the better-sounding Social Distortion boots… There’s a small amount of analogue hiss, but the vocals and instrumentation are all very crisp and clear in the mix. A typically energetic performance, with one of the best versions of Ring Of Fire.”

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Track 01. Bye Bye Baby (6.4MB)
Track 02. Hour Of Darkness (5.0MB)
Track 03. Let It Be Me (8.3MB)
Track 04. Prison Bound (10.8MB)
Track 05. So Far Away (6.5MB)
Track 06. Ring Of Fire (7.8MB)
Track 07. 99 To Life (9.2MB)
Track 08. Cold Feelings (7.6MB)
Track 09. 1945 (6.3MB)
Track 10. Bad Luck (9.6MB)
Track 11. Making Believe (7.7MB)
Track 12. Ball & Chain (13.2MB)
Track 13. Sick Girls (6.6MB)
Track 14. Born To Lose (9.6MB)
Track 15. Shame On Me (4.4MB)

Probable lineup:
Mike Ness – lead vocals, lead guitar
Dennis Danell – rhythm guitar
John Maurer – bass guitar, backing vocals
Christopher Reece – drums

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  1. 10 Responses to “SOCIAL DISTORTION - CBGB 1992”

  2. WOW! You absolutely ROCK, BigO!

    By TDC on Feb 25, 2013

  3. Completely kick ass!

    By Edward on Feb 25, 2013

  4. hey bigo, thanks! i saw social distortion here in b’ham, al at b&a warehouse in march 2005. it’s strange cause we drove by there saturday, and i started thinking about that show. it was originally supposed to be at sloss furnaces, and they moved the show cause of the weather. that was nice cause it was cold. sd were good, but i felt as though i got shortchanged. maybe that’s why i am downloading this. the ticket was $26.50, and they only played an hour set if that. it sure did go by fast. i remember they played ring of fire, walked off stage and that was it. i guess, that was their encore. one of the bands, straw dogs, who i’m really not familiar with didn’t even play. if you wanted to see them, you had to bring your ticket to the nick and you’d get in free. screw that. the shows at the nick usually don’t start till midnight or the headliners don’t come on till then. backyard babies played, and they were ok. as i recall, they were kind of like the cult but not as good. i would have rather seen the cult play, to be honest.

    anyway, today is johnny cash’s b-day. i can use irving plaza, nyc, ny 1996. the rips i had sucked so i deleted them. they were 128 wma’s then to play them on my ipod i had to convert them, and they still didn’t sound good.


    By Ed Saad on Feb 25, 2013

  5. hey bigo, correction. tomorrow is johnny cash’s b-day, the 26th. i thought, today was the 26th. still offer irving plaza, if you have it or can get it.


    By Ed Saad on Feb 25, 2013

  6. johnny cash man, what a talent.
    Is there anyone that doesn`t know that voice when they hear it .

    By mojowire on Feb 25, 2013

  7. Thanks, great!
    The video files to all 15 songs of that show can be found here:

    By Mr. Snips on Feb 25, 2013

  8. kinda odd seeing this show here.i’ve followed these guys since there begining.oldschool punk band.Mike still trys to keep them alive being the only original left.have everyhthing by these guys studio and there is a better recording of this show out there if you really want it you kind find it on the net…sxdx rules.

    By nashtheslash on Feb 26, 2013

  9. ps…if anyones interested go here for alot of downloads of there live shows…well worth the check…enjoy.

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    By nashtheslash on Feb 26, 2013

  10. Odd? He has Gun Club & Replacements recordings!

    By Edward on Feb 26, 2013

  11. WOO-HOO!!!!!!

    By RoBurque on Mar 14, 2014

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