Social Distortion is the eponymous third studio album by the American punk rock band of the same name , released on March 27, through Epic Records , their first recording on that label.
The album furthered the rockabilly , blues and country music experimentation of their previous album with songs like "Drug Train" and the radio hit " Ball and Chain ". The focus on the alternative rock scene helped bring attention to Social Distortion. Social Distortion was one of the band's most successful albums to date, and their first to enter the Billboard ; the release peaked at number After touring in support of its previous full-length studio album, Prison Bound , Social Distortion signed with Epic in and began work on its first album for a major label.
The album's controversial cover features 3 pieces of ripped paper featuring s style gangster on the first piece with a tommy gun trying to break a door with his right foot. The second piece features an empty liquor bottle held in a drunk woman's hand.
The final piece features a pin up putting on thigh high stockings. The pictures are drawn all in blue on a gray background. Many chain stores refused to sell the album in their stores because of the cover.
Reviews for Social Distortion have generally been favorable. AllMusic 's Mark Deming awards the album four-and-a-half stars out of five and claimed that Social Distortion "began to metamorphasize from a rather ordinary L. Social Distortion entered the Billboard album charts in September , just six months after its release. It peaked at number and remained on the chart for 22 weeks.
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