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BR played their first show at a warehouse in Fullerton with Social Distortion in 1980. It was the third show of Social Distortion.
Jay: "Mike Ness was in the punk rock scene cuz Social Distortion sucked as a band. They weren't anything other than a punk rock band. And WE sucked; I'm not trying to say that anybody was better. It wasn't that it was a bad scene. It was a scene that people could actually go to and be a part of. They weren't a heavy metal band, they weren't a country and western band; (...) Mike Ness has been saying a lot of things against that cuz every review that you read of Social Distortion I says 'coming out of the 80s punk scene'. They don't wanna be a part of that. They don't wanna be associated with that anymore. To them that's an anchor. It's something that drags them down. So he's gonna say (...) it's more punk what he's doing now. Which is true! What he's doing now is much more relevant than what he did. It's up to date, it's new".