Mixing Springsteen's factory-overalls ethic with Southern California punk energy and black leather, punk godfathers Social Distortion have all but trademarked their sound over the past 30 some years, a brand of hard rockabilly/punk that's cut with the melodic, road-tested lyrics of frontman Mike Ness. Their searing guitars and a locomotive rhythm section drive Ness's hard-luck tales of love, loss and lessons learned. In addition to the early punk of The Ramones and The Clash, the band's sound was culled equally from Ness's love of roots music, specifically early country music greats like Hank Williams and the early blues recordings of the South. Mainliner: Wreckage From the Past is a collection of raw early singles and b-sides originally recorded in 1981 when the band was just in their teens and compiled for release in 1995. The 10-tracks find the band in their full on punk-rock glory offering up a cover of the Rolling Stones "Under My Thumb" and the fan favorite "1945."
• Vinyl LP reissue from Craft Recordings
• Collection of early singles and B-sides recorded in 1981 and released in 1995
• Standard sleeve packaging