<!-- Automatically generated by DASHBot-->Mommy's Little Monster
is the first album
by American punk rock
band Social Distortion
, released in 1983 (though the CD erroneously notes 1982).Due to a typo on the tray card and CD
, many believe that this album was released in 1982, but this appears to be false. According to the liner notes, the album was recorded on Christmas Eve in 1982.
The album was critically acclaimed but was, however, not commercially successful. The album includes their live staples "The Creeps", "Another State of Mind
", "Telling Them" and the title track, which has been frequently played by KROQ
In 1982, Social Distortion took part in the tour with Youth Brigade
(as chronicled in the documentary Another State of Mind
) and broke up shortly afterwards. However, because of the tour's success, the band reconciled not long afterward and decided to begin work on their first album. They recorded the album in a single session. Mommy's Little Monster
was recorded at The Casbah in Fullerton, California
, on December 24, 1982, for numerous hours to cut down studio costs, which explains low budget production.
The exposure afforded to Social Distortion from the tour and subsequent documentary led to Mommy's Little Monster
being a surprise hit despite being self-released. However, the album went out of print in the mid-1980s after leader Mike Ness
started subsidizing his drug habit with the checks... Read More