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Reviewed by Pud

Mike Ness, the leader of Social Distortion (the second best punk band ever - God bless the Ramones!) has released his first solo effort with 15 songs that are in the country/rockabilly mold yet keep a punk rock feel. 

Listen to me people, 'cuz I'm only gonna say it once: This fuckin' album is easily one of the best albums ever. Feel like shit? Want to feel worse? Then this is for you, man. 

Ness has a very cool way of putting how he feels into songs. He doesn't do it poetically, he does it matter-of-factly. If he feels like shit, he says "I feel like shit." 

Bruce Springsteen and Brian Setzer guest star on a couple tunes too. 

This CD is a fucking classic.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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