Social Distortion’s drummers – special Christopher Reece
O baterista do Social Distortion na época clássica da banda, época dos discos Prison Bound, Social Distortion e Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, época do crescimento da banda e do contrato com a Sony, época da turnê com Ramones e tudo o mais, foi Christopher Reece.
Social Distortion’s drummer in the classic years, the times of the records Prison Bound, Social Distortion and Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, of the band’s growth when they signed to Sony Records, of the tour with the Ramones and everything else, was Christopher Reece.
Chris começou a brincar com tambores na bandinha da Payson Jr. High School. Ele gostou e a coisa funcionou fácil desde cedo. Inclusive, ele tem uma história de bateristas na família.
O baterista nasceu em San Francisco, em 1959. Seus pais que eram descendentes de pioneiros mórmons que se instalaram em Goshen, Utah – hoje em dia, Chris tem uma propriedade lá onde passa algumas férias com os filhos, para que eles tenham a experiência da “country life” dos EUA. De lá, seus pais, já hippies, migraram para San Francisco e ficaram lá até 1972. Chris nasceu e cresceu na mágica San Francisco dos anos 1960.
Quando acabou a High School, Chris voltou para San Francisco mas acabou em Reno, Nevada, onde fez amizade com Sean Graves (depois roadie do Social Distortion e da banda solo de Mike Ness) e com Bix Bigler (depois do 7Seconds). No porão eles tiravam covers de Ramones e assistiram shows do DOA e do Black Flag no RAD, que era uma garagem nos fundos de uma casa, época em que não haviam clubs que tivessem punk rock em Nevada.
Chris played drums in Payson Jr. High marching band. Something he enjoyed and that came easily. He hás a history of drummers in his family.
He was born in San Francisco 1959 to parents who were descendants of Mormon Pioneers who settled Goshen Utah. Today he owns property there and vacation with his family there for them to experience country life.
His parents were hippies who migrated from Utah to SF. He grew up in the magical 60’s in SF, then family moved to Utah in 72′ to go back and farm family land. Reece was exposed to country music on the radio and being familiar with country classics helped when Mike Ness wanted to explore traditional American music.
After high school he left to return to SF and landed in Reno Nev. around 78′. The drummer had musical buddies like Sean Greaves (who became a Social Distortion roadie and later played in Mike Ness’s solo act) and Bix Bigler (who played in 7 seconds), both from Payson Ut.
They lammed in a basement to Ramones covers and got to see early touring punk bands like DOA and Black Flag, who stopped of in Reno and played while on limited tours. They played at the RAD House which was a garage behind someones house. No clubs existed at those times.