The Adolescents is an American punk band. It was formed by Steve Soto in 1980 in Fullerton, California. The band is a punk supergroup, consist of former members of Agent Orange and Social Distortion. Alongside with Black Flag, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, and many others, they are frequently given credit as one of the leading bands of the 1980s hardcore punk wave.
For 30 years after its formation, the band have undergo several changes in member. The Adolescents split up and reformed twice, occasionally with different guitarists, bass players and/or drummers. In 1981, their first broke up was after the release of their self-titled debut release, which is frequently considered as an influential punk rock album, when several members of the band were implicated in their own projects, including Agent Orange and D.I.. But in 1986, the Adolescents reunited and released two more albums, Brats in Battalions in 1987 and Balboa Fun*Zone in 1988; before breaking up again in 1989. The Adolescents were reunited again in 2001 for a 20th anniversary tour and have sustained performing ever since. The band released "OC Confidential", their first studio album in 17 years in 2005, following by 2011's upcoming album "The Fastest Kid Alive".