Adolescents

Adolescents

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The Adolescents are a punk rock band from Fullerton, CA, USA. The band has broken-up and reunited a number of times and have gone through a number of line-up changes, with only bassist Steve Soto appearing on every Adolescents record. The band was formed in 1980 by Soto, who had been the original bass player for Agent Orange (7), when he hooked up an Agent Orange fan named Tony Brandenburg (better known by his mulitple aliases: Tony Reflex, Tony Cadena, Tony Montana (4)). Soto then approach guitarist Rikk Agnew, but Rikk recommended his younger brother, Frank, instead. The line-up was then rounded out by guitarist John O'Donovan and drummer Peter Pan (10). Rikk Agnew quickly changed his mind about playing in the band and soon O'Donovan and Pan were replaced by Rikk and his friend, Casey Royer, respectively. This line-up recorded the band's first 7", "Amoeba", in 1980 and the band's self-titled LP (often referred to as "The Blue Album") in 1981. The Blue Album would prove to be a very influential record and the band's most popular release. Rikk Agnew departed shortly afterwards. He was initially replaced by Pat Smear and then Royer's roommate Steve Roberts (4), who appeared on the band's follow-up 7", "Welcome To Reality", also released in 1981, but the band split shortly afterwards. Montana, Rikk Agnew, and Steve Soto reunited in 1986, adding drummer Sandy Hanson and guitarist Alfie Agnew (Rikk and Frank's younger brother). This line-up released "Brats In Battalions" in 1987. Alfie left after the recording and was replaced by Dan Colburn. Colburn was later replaced by Paul Casey (3). Tony left the following year and Rikk and Steve shared vocal duties for 1988's "Balboa Fun Zone". Frank Agnew returned to the fold shortly afterwards and the Blue Album line-up even reunited for some live appearances in 1989 (one of which was released as the album "Return To The Black Hole" in 1997) but the band split again the same year.

The Adolescents remained dormant throughout the 1990s but members participated in a number of different bands. In 2001, the Blue Album line-up reunited again to play shows live shows. Casey Royer and Rikk Agnew soon bowed out but the band still continues to play with several different drummers and second guitarists. They released "O.C. Confidential" in 2005 and are working on a follow-up.
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Adolescents Discography

Albums

Adolescents Adolescents (Album, Comp) Frontier Records US 1981 Sell This Version
Adolescents Brats In Battalions (Album) S.O.S. Records (5), S.O.S. Records (5) US 1987 Sell This Version
Adolescents Balboa Fun*Zone (Album) Triple X Records Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
Adolescents Live 1981 And 1986 Triple X Records US 1989 Sell This Version
51225-2 Adolescents Return To The Black Hole(CD, Album) Amsterdamned Records 51225-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
78824-2 Adolescents Live At The House Of Blues(CD, Album + DVD) Kung Fu Records 78824-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
Adolescents OC Confidential (Album) Finger Records (2) US 2005 Sell This Version
Adolescents The Fastest Kid Alive (Album) Concrete Jungle Records (2), Concrete Jungle Records (2) Europe 2011 Sell This Version
Adolescents Presumed Insolent (Album) Concrete Jungle Records (2), Concrete Jungle Records (2) Europe 2013 Sell This Version
Adolescents La Vendetta... (Album) Concrete Jungle Records (2), Concrete Jungle Records (2) Europe 2014 Sell This Version
Adolescents Manifest Density (Album) Concrete Jungle Records (2), Concrete Jungle Records (2) Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Adolescents Welcome To Reality (EP) Frontier Records US 1981 Sell This Version
Adolescents Amoeba Posh Boy US 1990 Sell This Version
Adolescents / Circle Jerks Adolescents / Circle Jerks - Amoeba / Wild In The Streets (Single) Musical Tragedies Germany 1996 Sell This Version
none Adolescents Unwrap and Blow Me! 2003 EP(CD, EP, Ltd) Not On Label none US 2003 Sell This Version
Burning Heads / Adolescents Burning Heads / Adolescents - Split Burning Heads/ Adolescents Slow Death, Opposite Prod, Wee Wee France 2009 Sell This Version
Adolescents American Dogs In Europe (EP) Concrete Jungle Records (2) Europe 2012 Sell This Version
TE-006 Adolescents / Muletrain Adolescents / Muletrain - Adolescents / Muletrain(7", EP) Torreznetes Entertainment TE-006 Spain 2012 Sell This Version
Boozewax-001 Adolescents Gin(7", Ltd) Frontier Records Boozewax-001 US 2015 Sell This Version
ALTREC 034 Adolescents / Svetlanas Adolescents / Svetlanas - Hot War(7", EP, Ltd) Altercation Records ALTREC 034 USA, Canada & Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Compilations

Circle Jerks / Adolescents / T.S.O.L. Circle Jerks / Adolescents / T.S.O.L. - Middle Class Uprising (Comp) Weird System Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Adolescents The Complete Demos 1980-1986 (Comp) Frontier Records US 2005 Sell This Version