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Mommy's Little Monster

Social DistortionVinyl
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)


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Here's how you know you've made it in the music business: You've stayed strong for three decades on your own terms, on your own time, by your own rules, and over that time your influence has only grown. Each of your albums has been stronger than your last. You've been brought onstage by Bruce Springsteen, because he wanted to play one of your songs. You've seen high times ... Read more in Amazon's Social Distortion Store

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  • Vinyl
  • Label: 13th Floor
  • ASIN: B0043ZLQCO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #792,715 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I love the sound when I smash the glass" February 3, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is the first record I ever fell in love with, I found it in the "hardcore" section of the local mall chain store when I was 15. As soon as "The Creeps"(1st song) kicked in , I knew I had found the style of music I would be listening to for the duration of my teenage years.It was as if a door to a secret society called punk had been opened. Unfortunately, while I listened to a literal ton of great punk bands during my youth, very few ever came close to "Mommy's" era S.D. While music(especially punk rock) is subjective, for me S.D. nailed it with this one. The perfectly distorted guitar, the melodies trying to find thier way through the agression, and especially Ness's SoCal accented raw teenage voice piercing through it all. This guy's vocals are unmistakable, with Joe Strummer being his only competition for finest punk vox. "Mommys" also captures one of the last earnest moments in punk rock. The now dated belief that punk was a real thing, a real lifestyle and culture vibrates through these songs. This album has all the menace and also the poignancy formerly associated with punk that is missing from current "punk" bands.I've since grown away from punk, but I still have this record, probably always will.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best punk rock album ever May 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I fell in love w/ Mike Ness and Social D in the 80s. They toured constantly, it seemed like they came to the Cameo Theatre in Miami Beach (and when that shut down, 1235) at least 2X a year. Best energy at those shows, everyone screaming our lungs out to songs that told our stories. If you don't get amped listening to this album, you should really stick to emo-core fluffy music, and quit calling yourself a punk rocker.

The new stuff is just as good, but is more of a showcase for Mike Ness' phenomenal songwriting ability. My favorite band in the whole wide world. God bless Social D, they have fed my spirit for 20 years.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting Distorted March 25, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This album knocks me out, the first time I listened to it, and every time I listen to it. This is the voice of original street punk, Orange County style, after the scene had eaten itself and the dust had cleared. Social Distortion's honesty, brutality, and pure talent enabled them to stay vital for all these years. Mike Ness is undoubtedly one of the most talented rock guitarists out there, punk or otherwise, and on this record, his riffs don't harmonize so much as they attack and destroy. Stand-outs on the album include "Telling Them," "Another State of Mind," and "Moral Threat." Every Social D. album is a masterpiece, but this one is exceptional. Mommy's Little Monster has undoubtedly influenced any modern-day "punk" band, remaining a well-documented testimonial of what it was like to be young, angry, and powerless.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Music Personifies How Real Punk Rockers Are! April 21, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
Mike Ness and the rest of Social D were a bunch of ruthless punks out to have a good time and share their music with the rest of us. They (along with two other bands) were the first punk artists to have a North American tour in the early 80's. Through the experiences from this tour came one of Social D's most poignant songs, "Another State of Mind", where singer Mike Ness was being faced with either continuing the tour or quitting like some of his buddies did. Many teens related to these punk icons and believed in what they stood for. For me, this band will forever be a part of who I am. Don't forget to listen to "Telling Them" and "Creeps." (Lee)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Punk Record! October 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I grew up on this album as well as Social D's "Mainliner:wreckage from the past" and let me tell you that after 10+ years of listening they have lost absolutely none of their power! I am not a fan of much social D after the early punk years. When mike ness lost the ability to sing reasonably and they became a weird rockabilly/country from the heart type band I said goodbye. If you enjoy bands like Black Flag,Circle Jerks,T.S.O.L. and others from that time period and cali location than you will certainly dig every second of this. The only problem I really ever had with Mommy's Little Monster was that it's only 9 songs long and that the album versions of All The Answers and Moral Threat don't live up to the Earlier ones (which appear on "mainliner"). Do yourself a favor and pick both up right now!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one more classic January 12, 2005
Format:Audio CD
i remember when i got this album at a small cd store for only 7 bucks(what a deal!) not knowing anything about social d. (much less punk rock.) i was listening to anti-flag, rancid, nofx, not that those bands dont provide great music, but then i didnt know what was totally real and what wasnt(know what i'm sayin!?) i remember it was this album,doa's bloodied but unbowed, misfits' earth ad,black flag's damaged, descendents, and circle jerks that totally kickstarted a never ending journey through a realm with never-ending possibilities(musically at least, lol). now that i have left and revisted this album several times, today, i thought to myself "this album is great!" once more. what i just said shows how these 9 inspirational, powerful, guitar driven hardcore punk tunes from OC can get ya. social d. didnt need to play super fast like other bands, they had their own style which is what makes a great band.

"all the answers" has to be my fav. social d. song and the version on this album is the greatest one of em all, all of these songs are all at their best here. now i'm no fan of the later-social d. i think theyre better known for but i have heard those 82 demos, seen that short video of them playing "under my thumb" and "1945" back in those early days, and have the mainliner comp. also... but this album beats all those things, a classic, an essential for anyone whether they think so and so "is punk rock" or if they just wana hear something they could find themselves listening to time and time again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
They sound awesome. Their music is the only music I have bought in 10+ years and I love it. They are a lot of fun to listen to.
Published 5 months ago by chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This is an awesome CD. All Social D fans have to love this one. Love it. Love Social Distortion. What more can I say.
Published 7 months ago by L. DIGIOVANNI
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent... Obviously.
Not much else to say about it. Listen and learn what awesome is. Would recommend to anyone with any taste at all.
Published 11 months ago by SamHain
5.0 out of 5 stars SD at their best
This was the album that put them on the map. This album is one of my personal top 10 records that changed my life.
Published 17 months ago by mflick35
4.0 out of 5 stars Social Distortion - Mommy's Little Monster
There's no way I'm gonna try and tell anyone that I was a Punk back in the late '70's, or anytime for that matter. Read more
Published 20 months ago by R. Kesler
4.0 out of 5 stars classic debut release
the 1982 classic debut recording from Social D is a necessary addition to any punk collection. Although there may be a couple forgettable songs, most are classic Southern... Read more
Published on September 14, 2009 by celtic warrior
4.0 out of 5 stars Where It All Began...
This is where it all began. Many of the so called "punk rock" bands of today would do well to go back and listen to this album. Read more
Published on March 29, 2007 by nousefouraname
3.0 out of 5 stars Monster's Ball
Social Distortion is considered a classic band. For some, though, there is little to crow about. Those people are mistaken. Read more
Published on January 5, 2007 by Doug Brunell
5.0 out of 5 stars Social D at their best
Mommy's little monster is in my opinion, Social Distortion's greatest sound. I'm in high school and really enjoy punk music, So this CD's raw enerfy and blaring guitars is a good... Read more
Published on May 16, 2005 by L. Higgins
5.0 out of 5 stars Social Distortion's finest work
Social D have been around for over twenty years now and have released several albums. Of all of them, this one stands far above the others. Read more
Published on October 12, 2004 by DisturbedMonkey
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