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Preview: Two Mike Ness Solo Albums Being Reissued on Vinyl

Artist: Mike Ness
  • Under the Influence
  • Cheating at Solitaire
Release Date: April 6, 2018
Label: Craft Recordings
  • 2-LPs (Cheating at Solitaire)
  • 1-LP (Under the Influence)
Craft Recordings is proud to announce two vinyl reissues for Mike Ness' solo albums, Under The Influences and Cheating At Solitaire, both set for release on April 6th.

Ness is most widely known as the frontman for Social Distortion - a band that would profoundly impact the American Punk Rock movement and go on to be one of the best-selling punk rock groups of all time. But long before he ever heard the Ramones, the Clash or the Sex Pistols, Ness grew up listening to early rock and roll.

His solo work represents the full spectrum of all these influences. Cheating At Solitaire and Under The Influences integrate punk, rockabilly, primitive rock and roll, country and blues while maintaining the energy that typifies Mike Ness.

About Cheating At Solitaire:

Cheating At Solitaire, the first solo release from Ness, was originally released in 1999 and has been long out of print on vinyl until this reissue. This 2-LP album incorporates the raw power and social relevance that has always marked Mike Ness' music, while embracing many of the defining styles in American rock and roll history. Among the guest contributors are Brian Setzer and Bruce Springsteen, and featured cover songs include Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" and Hank Williams' "You Win Again." Bonus track "Company C" is exclusive to the vinyl configuration.

The album is available to pre-order now as a 2-LP vinyl set, and also on limited-edition blue vinyl (500 pieces).

Track List:

Cheating at Solitaire
  • Side A
    • The Devil In Miss Jones
    • Don't Think Twice
    • Misery Loves Company (with Bruce Springsteen)
    • Crimes Don't Pay (with Brian Setzer)
  • Side B
    • Rest Of Our Lives
    • You Win Again
    • Cheating At Solitaire
    • No Man's Friend
  • Side C
    • Charmed Life
    • Dope Fiend Blues (with Billy Zoom)
    • Ballad Of A Lonely Man
    • I'm In Love With My Car
  • Side D
    • If You Leave Before Me
    • Long Black Veil
    • Send Her Back
    • Company C
Under the Influences

  • Side A
    • All I Can Do Is Cry
    • Gamblin' Man
    • Let The Jukebox Keep Playing
    • I Fought The Law
    • Big Iron
    • One More Time
    • Six More Miles
  • Side B
    • A Thief In The Night
    • Once A Day
    • Funnel Of Love
    • House Of Gold
    • Wildwood Flower
    • Ball and Chain - Honky Tonk