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Adolescents - Brats in Battalions (LP) - WHITE VINYL - Vinyl Record LP

Adolescents - Brats in Battalions (LP) - COLOR VINYL

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Great second album by the Adolescents! 2007 limited reissue on color vinyl.


The first album by the reformed Adolescents (the group had split after their 1981 debut) finds most of the original band reunited, with the exception of Alfie Agnew standing in for his brother Frank Agnew on second guitar, behind singer Tony Cadena and lead guitarist/primary songwriter Rikk Agnew. Much had changed on the hardcore scene since the band's 1982 split, however, and Brats in Battalions finds the group foundering a bit as they try to decide which of the several available fragmentary mini-genres they slot into best: Queers/Descendents-style pop/punk, Redd Kross-style sarcastic power pop, Social Distortion-like Americana, Suicidal Tendencies-like punk metal? All are tried on, and while most of them suit the band fine, none of them are exactly right. Interestingly, the best tracks are the Flamin Groovies-inspired raucous covers of the proto-punk classics "I Got a Right," and a "House of the Rising Sun" that turns the Animals' version of the song into a grinding howl of post-hardcore energy. (Unfortunately for fans of punk covers of British Invasion classics, "Do the Freddie" is a clattering, seemingly half-finished original, not the Freddie and the Dreamers theme song). The Adolescents, and their later incarnation, ADZ would make this style of punk-infused pop covers a band specialty over their following albums, but those records would also find the group focusing their own creative energies to a greater effect.

-All Music


A1 Brats In Battalions 2:33
A2 I Love You 4:14
A3 The Liar 1:59
A4 Things Start Moving 3:11
A5 Do The Freddy 0:57
A6 Losing Battle 1:36
A7 House Of The Rising Sun 4:08
B1 Peasant Song 2:42
B2 Skate Babylon 2:50
B3 Welcome To Reality 2:02
B4 Marching With The Reich 2:05
B5 I Got A Right 2:46
B6 She Wolf 4:14

Original Release Year: 1987

Label: Nickel & Dime Records

Catalog #: NICKEL & DIME 002LP

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Color

Condition: New

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