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Adolescents are a punk band from Southern California, who formed in 1980. They were one of the main hardcore punk bands from Southern California, along with Social Distortion and Agent Orange. The band has had many lineup changes, with bassist Steve Soto being the only consistent member. The current lineup is:

  • Tony Reflex (born Anthony Brandenburg) - vocals
  • Steve Soto - bass
  • Dan Root - guitar
  • Mike Cambra - drums
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  • Ian Taylor - guitar

Their discography:

  • Adolescents (1981)
  • Brats in Battalions (1987)
  • Balboa Fun*Zone (1988)
  • OC Confidential (2005)
  • The Fastest Kid Alive (2011)
  • Presumed Insolent (2013)
  • La Vendetta... (2014)
  • Manifest Density (2016)

This band provides examples of the following tropes

  • Epic Rocking: "Kids of the Black Hole" (5:26)
  • Lead Bassist: Steve Soto, who founded the band and was the only constant member of every lineup.
  • Miniscule Rocking: Even though they're hardcore punk, they still have short songs. "Word Attack" (1:07), "Do The Freddy" (0:57) and "Self-Destruct" (0:47) are prime examples.
  • Revolving Door Band: Definitely. They've had 17 members leave.

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