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Adolescents

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Punk rock may have started in the big cities but it was made for the suburbs. It was a lifeline for suburban kids who were bored out of their skulls with miles of block walls and the occasional...

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Punk rock may have started in the big cities but it was made for the suburbs. It was a lifeline for suburban kids who were bored out of their skulls with miles of block walls and the occasional mini mall. It was in this teenage wasteland 2O some years ago that the Adolescents came to fruition. Too young to fully grasp the world in turmoil and the dawn of Regan they were more concerned with the personal politics of growing up in a place where individuality was frowned upon and conformity was becoming a time honored tradition with which you could make your parents proud.Steve Soto was a founding member of Agent Orange whose song "Bloodstains" had been getting some radio play on "Rodney on the Roq" Rodney Binginheimer was an LA scenester who was making a small splash around the southland by playing punk rock and the kids in the suburbs were listening. Not only was he playing songs by the Ramones and the Sex Pistols he was playing local bands too like the Germs and the Bags. Agent Orange started playing in Hollywood and when they could in OC.Frontier records  released a compilation of demos from the early years including a previously unreleased Adolescent's version of "Richard hung himself" and the band  finished a record of new material titled "OC Confidential" a return to the power and intensity of the "blue album" while keeping both feet firmly planted in the now. A tribute to the blue album featuring bands such as Nofx, Dropkick Murphy's, Pennywise, Pully  and the Bouncing Souls  to name a few is also in the works... the band  spent  the second half of 2005 and 2006 on the road . Frank Jr returned to school and was replaced by Matt Beld (Los Infernos , Cadillac Tramps) Steve had produced the first Los Infernos cd and had been a "Matt" fan ever since . His playing and energy help make an already powerful live show that much better.2007 has them writing new material readying for a new release and  another summer tour  where they will be  bringing their brand of alienation to a town near you.