Vinyl LP pressing. Under the Influences, the second solo album from Social Distortion’s Mike Ness, is a compilation of country, rock, and bluegrass covers released just six months after his first solo effort, Cheating at Solitaire. As the title implies, Ness intends the album to be an illustration of the music that shaped him. Songs as diverse as “I Fought the Law” and “Wildwood Flower” make their appearance, each with Mike Ness’s unique spin. Included is a honky tonk version of Social Distortion staple, “Ball and Chain”. In 1999, Ness released his first country-influenced solo album, Cheating at Solitaire. Ness continued in this vein, releasing a compilation of country covers entitled Under the Influences that same year. Both albums came out on Time Bomb Recordings.