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Prison Bound

July 19, 1991 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 19, 1991
  • Label: Time Bomb Records
  • Copyright: 2011 Time Bomb Records
  • Total Length: 41:05
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002ANKM30
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,055 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

What else can be asked!
Luis Bugarini
This album is still better than most bands that claim to be "punk" today; however, it is lacking by Social Distortion's standards.
nousefouraname
Every song is good, Indulgence and on my Nerves are the best.
Brad Landis

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christian Jorgensen on November 24, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The album Prison Bound marked the return of old punk rock band Social Distortion after years of absence. The album is VERY different from Mommy's Little Monster. From the short outburts of anger and energy on the previous album, Prison Bound mixes country rythms and rock into the punk, and creates over 4 minute long anthems. Who would have thought that listening to Mommy's Little Monster? The album and the change to the music is very interesting, although not all liked it and "sellout" were whispered by some. I don't feel that Social Distortion with Prison Bound sold out in any way. Yes the album IS more radio friendly than Mommy's Little Monster, but it is in no way selling out the ideals that Social Distortion always held high. The album is still full of critic of society and is still siding with the working class. The album also is the start of Social Distortions new style with the country inspired rythms.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By nousefouraname on March 29, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This album is still better than most bands that claim to be "punk" today; however, it is lacking by Social Distortion's standards. It really seems like this album is a bit lost. It's as if Mike Ness couldn't quite decide what direction he wanted to take his band. It definitely has the beginnings of the Rockabilly sound that would shape the rest of their future albums. Still, you get the feeling like it is not very realized on this album. This album is half "Mommy's Little Monster" and half "Somewhere Between Heaven & Hell" without ever really coming close to either of those albums greatness. It also has a very downbeat feel to it which is probably due to the fact that it's the first album that Social Distortion made in about 4 years due to Mike Ness's battles with drug and alcohol addiction.

This would not be a good starting point for anyone who is new to the band; however, it does have several gems. "Prison Bound" is arguably the single best song the Mike Ness has ever written. Here are the songs that are worth a listen on this album...

-It's The Law

-Indulgence

-Prison Bound

-Lost Child
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Berry on July 7, 2012
Format: MP3 Music
I'm not into writing dissertations about recording artist's albums, leaving that for the overly indulged. Simply put, Prison Bound is the definitive Social Distortion recording. I've listened to every piece of music Mike Ness and Social D have written or recorded. This album blends their MMLM past with their present and future status as a hard charging rock band. Anyone who might question Mike's punk integrity need only watch the documentary Another State of Mind to realize he is/was as punk as they come. He is much too talented of an individual to get pigeonholed into one double-kick drum category. Accept it. Prison Bound is where the Social D "outlaw" sound was born. If you're not fond of the signature Michael Ness outlaw guitar picking, bountiful in this album, you're not a fan of Social D. Crank the stereo to full, work on the damned house, and enjoy!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "stephens@accountmate.com" on September 9, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This CD is 41.13 minutes of punk rock history !. 9 songs and one rockn' cover of the Rolling Stone song <Backstreet Girl>, proves that Social Distortion never forgot it's roots of country and rock and roll history.
The music is evenly balanced of acustic and electric guitars with a driving drum beat this very method worked very well with Buck Owens and Johnny Cash, The title of this review comes from the song "Prison Bound"
Johnny Cash in the late 1950's had a song called "I walk the line" <mmmm> ???
If you liked their cover of the Johnny Cash song "Ring Of Fire" ?
Then get this CD!
Enjoy!
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16 of 24 people found the following review helpful By punkviper on February 3, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Social D made an impact with Mommy's Little Monster in 1983, a record that stuck out like a sore thumb in its era of SoCal hardcore and worldwide apathy to punk rock. It took them 4 years to get it together and release this, their 2nd full-length, Prison Bound. And it sets the table for better things to come, but really isn't all that compelling on its own. By this time Mike Ness had been in and out of drugs and jail, and the "roots-rock rebel" attitude had begun to set in permanently. Prison Bound, to me, is the best song they've ever done. It captures everything Social D are about. But the rest of the album has an irritating "80's" feel about it that, while not overpowering, doesn't help when the songwriting is this weak.
Their next 2 efforts would be much fuller realized, and would cement Social D's place among the greatest American punk acts ever. Ness eventually got a little full of himself circa the radio success of White Light, White Heat, White Trash, and the subsequent solo albums that many scoffed at as merely vanity projects. But, while Ness' "I was there when it actually mattered" pose does get a little tired, he has fronted a good enough band that he might just merit a little arrogance every now and again.
Not the youthful, brash, peppy album that Mommy's Little Monster was, but not quite at the plateau they would eventually achieve with Somewhere Between Heaven & Hell. Start elsewhere first, then work your way to this.
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By SamHain on June 7, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
these guys are great!!! i have been listening to this stuff for years. i know i could just get the mp3s, but I want to have all of their CDs.
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