Mike Ness and Social D. set themselves apart from the slew of Punk bands to emerge from L.A. during the early 1980s with the release of Mommy's Little Monster -- it's one of the best West Coast Punk albums ever, standing shoulder to shoulder with the Germs' (GI) and X's Los Angeles. Touching on teen alienation, self-destructive behavior and street life, and espousing a total repudiation of middle class America, this debut is one's of Punk's most articulate manifestos. Unfortunately, their future was jeopardized by frequent line-up changes and battles with substance abuse. The band languished until Ness, in a brilliant career move, spent some time in the pokey, got cleaned up and then re-formed the band to cash in on his newly acquired credibility as a convict rock 'n' roller. Prison Bound debuted a new Rockabilly-anchored sound for Social D. and revealed that Ness's lyrical preoccupations had turned from political angst to nihilistic outlaw laments. After this rather tentative return, the band put together two remarkably solid records, a self-titled LP (1990) and Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell (1991). No longer a Punk band in the least, these albums displayed a different sort of... See More
Social Distortion Concert Films
Guitar Center Sessions
Runtime: 57 minAn intimate concert and interview with rock band Social Distortion. Performances include "Story of my Life", "Mommy's Little Monster","Prison Bound", and "Bad Luck". With host Nic Harcourt.
Social Distortion Top Tracks
Live At House Of Blues Boston 2014
The Gaslight Anthem
Runtime: 1 hr 38 minThe Gaslight Anthem performs live at The House of Blues, Boston in 2014. The show features a performance of their hit "Get Hurt” and songs, “45” and “Blue Jeans.
My Career As A Jerk
Runtime: 1 hr 34 minFrom the beginning, LA punk band the Circle Jerks were rooted in controversy. Formed by ex members of Black Flag and Red Cross (now Redd Kross) in late 1979, the band came to encapsulate the image, sound and energy of California Hardcore Punk. Filmmaker David Markey (1991: The Year Punk Broke, The Slog Movie) mixes in-depth interviews, rare live footage and historical perspective to illustrate the story of one of the most influential bands in the American underground. My Career as a Jerk follows the band from their early days and classic debut to navigating the independent label and touring scene of the 80s to the addictions, fights and injuries that forced their break up. Of course the story doesn't quite end there.
Guitar Center Sessions
Runtime: 59 minAn intimate concert and interview with punk band Bad Religion. Performances include "Wrong Way Kids", "Generator", "Infected", and "Sorrow," with host Nic Harcourt.
Live On Lansdowne, Boston MA
Runtime: 1 hr 16 minBlow-your-mind live performances? Dropkick Murphys are all of those things along with their boundless enthusiasm, infectious energy and supreme devotion to their loyal fans - fans who have been eagerly awaiting this release. Recorded over 6 nights and 7 shows in March 2009 this live package puts the band's hot ticket live show experience in your own home.
Death Of A Nation
Runtime: 1 hr 5 minDeath Of A Nation is a visual chronicle of the band's recent tours across the United States, in support of their most recent Fat Wreck Chords CD, The Terror State. Filmed at a variety of North American shows, Death Of A Nation offers a rare glimpse of ANTI-FLAG live; People everywhere can view their live set. In addition to the live footage, Death Of A Nation will also feature the video for Turncoat, which has been one of MTV.coms most downloaded videos for the past few months and is also featured in Fat Wreck Chords acclaimed Rock Against Bush Volume 1 compilation.