Monday, June 8, 2009

Social Distortion + The Durango Riot @ Bataclan Paris June 8th 2009

Social Distortion + The Durango Riot
@ Bataclan Paris June 8th 2009

First on stage is The Durango Riot a rock- psyche-Punk band from Sweden , as with many Swedish band it's a 100 % rock kick ass band.
The Hives is probably the most famous rock band from Sweden right now , we should hear about this one pretty soon.

The Durango Riot from Sweden
Then headliner Social Distortion is taking the stage by storm in a very packed and sweaty Bataclan.
Lots of rockers tonight many of them with tatoos & Lots of beautiful girls too also with tatoos.
Social Distortion has a very long career they've been Rock'n Roll with a Punk attitude and power then more heavy ( metal ) in the 90's , it seems that now, with the addition of a keyboard-piano player, they tend to be part of the "Americana" but with lots of balls.
Tonight we'll find all of these influences in their songs .
Some are Punk with OooHH and AAaahh to sing along ( Green day and Offspring have made a career with this ) others are more 50's Rock played heavy ( with piano ) but to my surprise lots of songs are ballsy country -rock with Hammond-sounding keyboard à la Deep Purple.

Mike Ness has a very monotonous voice which tends to get on my nerves after half an hour.
Overall good show but it could have been better.