Tunes For Tuesday – Social Distortion

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The tune for today is honor of Wild Boy’s birthday tomorrow.  WB’s favorite song is “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash.  He sings it all the time and even got his preschool music teacher to sing it during weekly sessions at school (he still plays it even though WB is long gone from the school).

Although the original version by the Man In Black is classic and wonderful, I happen to love this version by Social Distortion.  Mike Ness has a vocal quality that I think is the epitome of rock and roll.  I have quite a few Social D songs in my regular running playlist.  If you haven’t heard this version, you should and if you have already, you know you need to hear it again.

Play it loud and enjoy!



Cover or original?  You choose.

About Melissa Burton

I’m Melissa Burton, a recent transplant from Brooklyn, New York to Southern California. By profession, I’m a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. In my actual life I’ve been a million things ...

4 Responses to Tunes For Tuesday – Social Distortion

  1. Jennifer

    I love Social D! It reminds me of high school & listening to KROQ endlessly.
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  2. Allie Burdick

    My college roommate introduced me to Mike Ness and Social D and I’ve never been the same since! We went to see them when I lived in L.A. and it was one of the best concerts EVER! And, of course, I love this version of Ring of Fire.
    Happy Birthday to Wild Boy!
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    • Melissa Burton

      You are one lucky girl. I’ve never seen them live but it’s on the list. I’m hoping that living in LA, I’ll now be able to catch them.

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