Social Distortion – Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes (Epitaph)

Releasing new music sporadically over the course of their 20+-year career, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes finds legendary Californian band Social Distortion aging relatively gracefully. Although the days of their sneering, pissed off sound are largely gone, the mid-tempo songs included here still manage to ring chords of familiarity that dedicated fans should enjoy. Highlights include Gimme The Sweet and Lowdown, Alone and Forsaken and Machine Gun Blues.