Social Distortion: “Under My Thumb” from White Light, White Heat, White Trash

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About “Under My Thumb”

“Under My Thumb” is a hidden song by Social Distortion from their album White Light, White Heat, White Trash.

“Under My Thumb” is a classic rock song originally recorded by the legendary British rock band The Rolling Stones. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and first appeared on their 1966 album, Aftermath. The song has since become one of the band’s signature tracks, featuring a catchy, upbeat melody with a prominent marimba riff played by Brian Jones which gives the song a distinct and memorable sound. The song’s arrangement is a blend of rock and pop elements, and it’s characterized by its infectious groove.

Lyrically, the song has been the subject of discussion and interpretation over the years. Some view it as a reflection of a power shift in a relationship, while others see it as a commentary on control and dominance. Mick Jagger’s vocal delivery exudes confidence and assertiveness, adding to the song’s intrigue.

About White Light, White Heat, White Trash

White Light, White Heat, White Trash is the fifth studio album by the American punk rock band Social Distortion, released in 1996. This album is a pivotal work in the band’s career, showcasing their evolution from their punk rock roots toward a more polished and mainstream sound.

The album features a mix of punk, rockabilly, and hard rock influences, creating a dynamic and energetic musical experience. Tracks like “I Was Wrong” and “When the Angels Sing” reveal the band’s knack for crafting catchy melodies with introspective lyrics.

Lyrically, White Light, White Heat, White Trash explores themes of redemption, personal reflection, and the challenges of life on the margins. It received positive reviews and marked a successful return for the band after a hiatus.

This album remains a fan favorite and a testament to Social Distortion’s enduring appeal and their ability to blend punk sensibilities with a more accessible sound.

How to find “Under My Thumb”

On CD: Go directly to track #12

Listen to “Under My Thumb”

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