Album: White Light White Heat White Trash
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After releasing three albums between 1988 and 1992, Social Distortion took four years to come out with 1996’s hideously covered White Light White Heat White Trash, their final album to feature Dennis Darnell on rhythm guitar, and an album where they toned down the cow and focused on the punk.
And, of course, 1996 was a good year for this, as punk rock — California punk rock — was having a bit of a day in the sun in the wake of the massive success of Green Day. If you turned on any kind of rock-leaning radio station in the mid-90s you’d hear songs by the Offspring, Bad Religion, Rancid and others. And so, Mike Ness consciously decided to go back to his early O.C. life days.