Cheating at Solitaire is the first solo album from Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness. Released in 1999, it bypasses much of Social Distortion's punk muscle in favor of a more roots-oriented approach to rock and roll. It features cameos by Bruce Springsteen, Brian Setzer, and members of Royal Crown Revue. Johnny Cash was invited to perform on the song "Ballad of a Lonely Man", but was too ill to record at the time.
Cheating at Solitaire. Cheating at Solitaire Tracklist. 1. The Devil In Miss Jones Lyrics. 2. Don't Think Twice Lyrics. 3. Misery Loves Company Lyrics.
Album Name Cheating at Solitaire. Released date 13 April 1999. Labels Time Bomb Recordings. 5. Rest of Our Lives. 7. Cheating at Solitaire.
This album is dedicated in loving memory of Louise Elliott & Vibiana Ness. At the bootleg version the sidecover shows "Mike Ness - Cheating at Solitair". Writing is smaller as the Original and has another Kind of Script. Side and Back Cover Bottom Right corner Time Bomb Logo Is missing.
Cheating At Solitaire a strong album that can explain why Social Distortion has stuck together all those years with a strong leading presence of Mike Ness. It also demonstrates why, in my opinion, Ness is one of the best song writers of the genres generation. This album is a good grasp of what he is all about, strong and meaningful lyrics. It’s great for fans of rock or rockabilly, even folk or country and overlapped with a punk attitude. But if you are generally not a fan of country, this could still be something to check into
In one sense, it seems a little strange that Mike Ness would choose to record a solo album since he always appeared to be the driving force behind Social Distortion. On the other hand, Social Distortion is a full-fledged rock band, which means they're a democracy - and that might have gotten a little constricting after nearly 20 years in the same outfit. Hence, Ness decided to take a solo detour in 1999 with Cheating at Solitaire.