2007 – Time Bomb Recordings
Produced by Various
Mike Ness – Vocals, Guitar
Dennis Danell – Guitar (tracks 1-9)
Brent Liles – Bass (tracks 1- 2)
Derek O’Brien – Drums (tracks 1- 2)
John Maurer – Bass (tracks 3-10)
Christopher Reece – Drums (tracks 3-9)
Jonny “2 Bags” Wickersham – Guitar (tracks 10-12)
Charlie Quintana – Drums (tracks 10-12)
Brent Harding – Bass (tracks 11-12)
1. Another State Of Mind
2. Mommy’s Little Monster
3. Prison Bound4. Story of My Life
5. Ball and Chain
6. Ring Of Fire
7. Bad Luck
8. When the Angels Sing
9. I Was Wrong
10. Reach for the Sky
11. Far Behind
Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Social Distortion. It was released on June 26, 2007. It includes hit singles from Mommy’s Little Monster to Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll – as well as the unreleased track “Far Behind”, which also became a hit single – yet lacks anything from Mainliner, which is actually a compilation of unreleased early material.
“Far Behind” is also the band’s first new song recorded with then line-up of Mike Ness (vocals, guitars), Jonny “2 Bags” Wickersham (guitar), Brent Harding (bass guitar) and Charlie Quintana (drums).
On to the story . . .
I don’t usually do “celebrity” pieces, but something caught my eye in the papers the other day. The actor David Carradine passed away.
I grew-up not liking him, or his acting. I was a fan of the Green Hornet TV show, and loving or rather wanting to be Bruce Lee. So, being a Bruce Lee fan I was always a little pissed to find out that Carradine stole the concept for the show Kung Fu from Bruce Lee. Lee proposed it, the studios were unsure of a show starring a Chinese actor. They weren’t sure it would sell. Lee went to China and made some kick ass movies, and Carradine went out and proposed Kung Fu as his show, and it sold.
If the show wasn’t taken, Bruce Lee might not have ever made Enter the Dragon — meaning the legend might not have ever been created.
Another irony is years later when the show was revamped on channel 13, or a similar station, Lee’s son Brandon was hired to be Carradine’s trainee. Too funny.
Fast forward to 2003, David Carradine is now the star of Quentin Tarantino’s two-part tribute to all things martial arts: Kill Bill. When these flicks came out I had no desire to see them. I thought Tarantino had strayed from the initial formula of Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown (Four Rooms was OK).
Anyway, at the end of 2003, I took my two nephews to a comic book convention in Pasadena, CA. They were heavily promoting the Hell Boy, and Kill Bill movies. The creator of The Crow comic book was supposed to be there.
So, I wander over to talk to the Crow guy (the movie starred Brandon Lee), the guy standing at his table said that he had just walked off to lunch. Cool. I turn around, and I bump into a table, and sitting at that table is: David Carradine. I turn, and he’s looking at me out of the corner of his eyes, so I smile, and say “Hi.” he turns around, and starts a conversation with some guy sitting behind him. I think maybe I should comment on Kill Bill, so I say, “congratulations on the success.” Again looks at me out of the corner of his eyes, then looks back at his new friend, and rolls his eyes. I stand there for a minute, look at one of my nephews, and say as quietly as I can, “fuck you, you stupid old prick. If it wasn’t for people like us, you’d still be hawking your whack-ass tai chi DVD’s on late night TV.”
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