Social Distortion’s front-man tackles Dylan’s classic here. I have had many years to decide, but I’m still not sure if I like it.
The enduring L.A. punk band Social Distortion has overcome numerous personnel shifts, the demise of the Los Angeles hardcore scene that spawned them, and the heroin addiction of singer/guitarist/bandleader Mike Ness to achieve a measure mainstream acceptance for their rootsy, hard-hitting punk without compromise. Inspired by the fertile L.A. punk scene,Ness formed the group in 1978 with drummer Casey Royer and brothersFrank (bass) and Rikk Agnew (guitar). When the brothers left to join the Adolescents, Ness‘ schoolmate Dennis Danell joined on bass; the next few years saw a revolving-door membership…[read more]