Orgin Fullerton, California
Genres Punk Rock
Years Active 1980-Present
Country of origin United States of America
Labels Finger, Frontier, Posh Boy
Associated Acts Agent Orange, D.I., Abandoned, Social Distortion, The Detours, Legal Weapon, ADZ, Christian Death, HVY DRT, Flower Leperds, Pinups, Sister Goddamn, The Vandals
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The Adolescents are an American punk rock band formed in 1980 in Fullerton, California. Some members used to play in Agent Orange and Social Distortion. The band broke up and reformed twice, sometimes with different guitarists, bass players and/or drummers. After the 1981 release of their s/t some members went on to play with Agent Orange and D.I. and the band split. They reunited in 1986 and released Brats in Battalions in 1987 and Balboa Fun*Zone in 1988 but split up again in 1989. They reunited in 1994, then in 2001 for a 20th anniversary tour and have continued performing ever since. They released OC Confidential in 2005, and The Fastest Kid Alive in 2011. They have influenced Bad Religion, NOFX, Face to Face, Good Riddance, The Offspring, Pennywise, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fu Manchu, Mudhoney, Blink-182 and The Vandals.


Tony Cadena - Vocals
Steve Soto - Bass
Dan Root - Guitar
Joe Harrison - Rhythm Guitar
Mike Cambra - Drums


Amoeba (1980)
Welcome to Reality (1981)
Adolescents (1981)
Brats in Battalions (1987)
Balboa Fun*Zone (1988)
Live in 1981 and 1986 (1989)
Return to the Black Hole (1997)
The Show Must Go Off! Live at the House of Blues 10/3/03 (2003)
Unwrap and Blow Me (2004)
OC Confidential (2005)
Adolescents VS Burning Heads split (2009)
The Fastest Kid Alive (2011)
American Dogs in Europe (2012)
Presumed Insolent (2013)

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