Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The first line-up of the early 80s hardcore band the Adolescents, from Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA, comprised Frank Agnew (rhythm guitar), Rikk Agnew (lead guitar), Casey Royer (drums/vocals), Tony ‘Montana’ Brandenburg (vocals) and Steve ‘Soto’ Rodgers (bass/vocals). Brandenburg formed the band, enlisting the Agnews and Royer, who were all formerly members of Social Distortion. Rikk Agnew had, in addition, formerly played with several Los Angeles bands including the Detours, while Rodgers had been part of Agent Orange. Following a flirtation with Posh Boy Records (the ‘Amoeba’ single, of which only 15 copies were pressed), the band’s debut emerged on Frontier Records in 1981. Immediately afterwards, the band collapsed. Rikk Agnew went on to release a solo album (All By Myself) for Frontier the following year, which largely comprised songs written for the intended second Adolescents album. Afterwards, he played with...

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