Electric Frankenstein, Descartes A Kant
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The Adolescents formed in January 1980 in Fullerton, CA by Steve Soto after he was booted from Agent Orange in December 1979. Original members were: Tony Cadena (vocals), Steve Soto (Bass), Frank Agnew (Guitar), John O'Donovan (Guitar), and Peter Pan (Drums). Both John & Peter left in June and were replaced by Rikk Agnew (Guitar) and Casey Royer (Drums), both formerly of Social Distortion & The Detours.
The Adolescents signed with Frontier Records in January 1981 and recorded the Blue Album the following month. From start to master, the album was done in four days. The album started hitting the stores in April. Rikk was relieved from the band just as the album was being released, and was replaced by Pat Smear (formerly of the Germs and destined for Nirvana & Foo Fighters). This line up lasted until the end of June when Pat left.
We were planning our first tour for late summer through the fall and Pat couldn't tour. He was replaced by Casey's roommate Steve Roberts. This line up recorded the "Welcome to Reality" EP in July, which was eventually released in October 1981.
Unfortunately the "Classic" Adolescents broke up in August 1981 just before our first ever tour was getting under way (oddly enough, we'd never made it out of California). Not too bad for a band that was only together a year and 8 months! After the break up, Tony formed the Abandoned, Steve & I joined Legal Weapon, Casey formed D.I. and Rikk joined Christian Death after his departure.
After the break up in August 1981 we all did various things, D.I. being the most consistent of all our individual endeavors. After he did his solo album in '83, Rikk joined D.I along with our younger brother Alfie Agnew of Almost 21. This was in my opinion the best version of D.I., the "Ancient Artifacts, Horse Bites, Team Goon" era. That line up ended when the Adolescents reformed in April 1986.
The reformed Adolescents started out with the original "Blue Album" line up. Shows were plentiful and we started working on a new album. By the time the recording of the album was coming up Casey and I left the band. Casey wanted to keep D.I. going, and I lost interest. Sandy Hansen took Casey's place and my younger brother Alfie took mine. They recorded the "Brats in Battalions" album in the late summer, a couple of weeks after me and Casey split.
Electric Frankenstein - over 25 years, over 100 record releases, and more! EF has almost single-handedly returned rock to its most basic and savage roots, the way it was meant to be. They have been receiving international acclaim for their exciting brand of Punk Rock and Roll, done with the great intensity of such bands as the Stooges, MC5, Dead Boys, NY Dolls, Damned, Black Flag, Misfits, AC/DC, Kiss, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, etc. In addition to playing the most dynamic, ravenous, and menacing rock you've ever heard, EF recognizes the importance of integrity. From giving proper nods to the architects of street-level rock (Iggy and the Stooges, Dead Boys, AC/DC), to fiercely supporting DIY labels to their constant efforts to put fans first ahead of profit, EF is championing the cause to bring Rock back to the people and out of the hands of corporations. EF aren't young or pretty, and in case you haven't noticed neither is Real Rock & Roll. EF aren't here to be your girlfriend, they're here to ROCK! While stupid critics might say 'but, it's only rock n roll, its nothing new', EF fans are saying "Damn, right!" as they embrace the best of what's loud, fast, and rules from the last 30 years distilled down to one single organism. EF are one a mission to revitalize Rock & Roll and save people from the boredom of "alternative music". EF shows are intense, exciting, and inspiring.
Descartes A Kant
Band from Guadalajara, Mexico. Surf, Noise, Punk, Swing e intensidad vocal con arreglos carnavalescos es solo parte de lo que uno se puede encontrar al escuchar en Descartes a Kant, banda oriunda de Guadalajara, Jalisco, que vió la luz en el 2001. Descartes a Kant es una agrupación que mezcla teatralidad con experimentación, energía y disonancias con dulzura melódica, y que a lo largo de 12 años de trayectoria se ha distinguido por lograr un estilo propio integrando diversas expresiones del arte escénico y visual. Con 3 Festivales Vive Latino en su haber y múltiples giras por la república Mexicana, giras por Centroamérica, Estados Unidos, España y exitosas presentaciones en festivales internacionales como Rock al Parque (Colombia), SXSW (Austin, Tx), Culture Collide (Los Ángeles), White Nights (Rusia), Lavapiés Diverso (Madrid), Grec (Barcelona), Grand Performances (California), además de ser teloneros de artistas como Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sonic Youth, The Melvins, Cansei de Ser Sexy, Slayer, The Horrors, Stereo Total, etc. Descartes a Kant ha ganado 3 premios de la música independiente "Indie Music Awards" por "Mejor Banda Nueva" (2008), "Mejor Disco Experimental" (2013) y "Mejor Acto en Vivo" (2013), así como también han tenido apariciones televisivas en Telehit, Exa Tv, Canal Once y en el programa Sesiones con Alejandro Franco por Sony Spin. Cuentan con 2 álbumes: Paper Dolls (2007) e Il Visore Lunatique (2012), ambas producidas por Discos Intolerancia. Actualmente trabajan en lo que será su próximo material.