The Fastest Kid Alive


01. Operation FTW
02. Inspiration
03. Wars Aren’t Won, Wars Are Fought
04. One Nation, Under Siege
05. Babylon By Bomb
06. Too Fast, Too Loud
07. Learning To Swim
08. Can’t Change The World With A Song
09. Orange Crush
10. Serf City
11. Jefferson Memorial Dance Revolution
12. Tokyo Au Go Go
13. No Child Left Behind
14. Branded
15. Peace Don’t Cost A Thing

Release Date: 03. June 2011
Concrete Jungle Records
LC 24184

THE ADOLESCENTS are one of America’s most popular punk bands. They were formed by original AGENT ORANGE bassist Steve Soto and singer Tony Cadena /Reflex in 1979 in Fullerton, California. Along the way they recruited the Agnew brothers from SOCIAL DISTORTION and in 1981 released their self titled debut album “Adolescents“ which would  become one of the most  influential  Southern California punk rock albums of all time. Along with BAD BRAINS, BLACK FLAG & MINOR THREAT they are one of the leading bands of the 1980s hardcore / skate punk scene.

The first line up disbanded in late 81 but the band returned in 1986 with a new drummer and a new record “Brats in Batallions” Reflex left in 1988 and the band released one more record “Balboa Funzone” before disbanding in 1989 The band once again reunited in 2001 for a 20th anniversary tour and  have continued performing ever since. With a few line up changes Soto and Reflex have taken THE ADOLESCENTS across the US, Europe, Japan and South America and they released OC Confidential, their first studio album in 17 years in 2005.

Over the years the band has influenced many of today‘s later punk groups, including BAD RELIGION, NOFX, FACE TO FACE, GOOD RIDDANCE, THE OFFSPRING, PENNYWISE and RISE AGAINST and hard rockers SLAYER and FU MANCHU. 2011‘s upcoming album The Fastest Kid Alive will be out on Concrete Jungle Records! “The Fastest Kid Alive” features 15 brand new songs and connecting past and present perfectly!


Photo Credit © Jason Cook 2019