Damn, and we were doing so well up to this point in terms of me
being impressed by bands. Maybe it was time for something
non-techno, non-ska, but just balls out, in your face, punk music.
Who better than Social Distortion?
In keeping with our musical variety of the day, Mike Ness and the
rest of the boys of Social Distortion blew on stage to scare the
crap out of any of The Cardigan's fans that may have drifted over.
From the opening to the end I started to realize why I liked punk -
it's the defiant message in the lyrics, it's the driving mix of
guitar, bass, and drums, and it's the energy that a punk band will
spit in your face, sometimes literally. And Social Distortion was no
Finally a band working the entire Buzz Stage, including the
little platform area jutting into the crowd, Mike Ness had no
trouble getting the boys and girls in the pit fired up, tossing
bodies, and just having a blast. Sporting his guitar and pretty cool
tattoos, here was a band showing what the punk scene was about.
We'll keep this review short and sweet, and I'll be giving the
dudes of Social Distortion TWO THUMBS UP. I think I better or they
might just kick my ass!