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USA punk band from LA

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The Adolescents are an American punk rock band formed in Fullerton, California in 1980 by Steve Soto and Tony Cadena. From its earliest days, the band has functioned as a kind of Southern California punk supergroup, being formed originally from early members of Agent Orange and Social Distortion.

Since its inception the Adolescents has undergone a series of break-ups, reunions, and line-up changes. Their first break-up came in 1981, the same year that their self-titled debut album was released. The band reunited in 1986 and released the albums Brats in Battalions and Balboa Fun*Zone before splitting up again in 1989. After a one-off reunion performance in 1994, the band reunited yet again in 2001 for a 20th anniversary tour and have continued performing ever since. The Adolescents began releasing new material again with the albums OC Confidential (2005) and The Fastest Kid Alive (2011).

The band has influenced many notable punk rock, alternative rock, hard rock, and heavy metal bands, including Bad Religion, NOFX, Face to Face, Good Riddance, The Offspring, Pennywise, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fu Manchu, Mudhoney, Blink-182 and The Vandals.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1981 Adolescents 1 8
1987 Brats in Battalions 1 2
1988 Balboa Fun Zone 3 1
2005 OC Confidential 1
2011 The Fastest Kid Alive 1
2013 Presumed Insolent 1
2014 La Vendetta... 2
2016 Manifest Density 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2005 Naughty Women in Black Sweaters: The Complete Demos 1980-1986 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Live 1981 and 1986 2 1
1997 Return to the Black Hole 1
2004 Live at the House of Blues 4 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1981 Welcome to Reality 1
2003 Unwrap and Blow Me 1
2012 American Dogs in Europe 1

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