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November 3, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than a decade in punk rock, Rikk Agnew finally got around to cleaning out his musical attic. The new solo release by the former Adolescents and D.I. guitarist has both a project name, "Rikk Agnew's Yardsale," and an album title: "Emotional Vomit." Both are fitting.
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November 3, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than a decade in punk rock, Rikk Agnew finally got around to cleaning out his musical attic. The new solo release by the former Adolescents and D.I. guitarist has both a project name, "Rikk Agnew's Yardsale," and an album title: "Emotional Vomit." Both are fitting.
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October 16, 1987 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
A dolescent Grows Up . That's probably not what Frank Agnew, former guitarist for the seminal Orange County punk band the Adolescents, would call his autobiography, if or when he writes it. But it paints a pretty good picture of his outlook on life at the grand old age of 23. The younger brother of Adolescents founder and lead singer Rikk Agnew, Frank speaks of his new band--the Tribe--in terms of its greater "maturity."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1987 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
A dolescent Grows Up . That's probably not what Frank Agnew, former guitarist for the seminal Orange County punk band the Adolescents, would call his autobiography, if or when he writes it. But it paints a pretty good picture of his outlook on life at the grand old age of 23. The younger brother of Adolescents founder and lead singer Rikk Agnew, Frank speaks of his new band--the Tribe--in terms of its greater "maturity."
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March 8, 1985 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
The lineup for tonight's benefit concert at Cypress College includes such punk and quasi-punk bands as the Circle Jerks, the Dickies, the Vandals, D.I. and Plain Wrap. But don't expect to hear shouts of "anarchy!" from band members during this show or see anyone on stage wearing "Reagan Hates Me" T-shirts that are popular with many punk rockers. Such left-wing posturing might not sit well with the campus group that is the show's beneficiary--the Cypress College Republicans .
NEWS
March 1, 2000
Dennis Danell, 38, guitarist for the punk band Social Distortion who came into the band not because of his musical ability but because the band's singer-songwriter and front man Mike Ness wanted a friend at his side. Danell and Ness had been practically inseparable since their days at Troy High School in Fullerton, although they had known one another since elementary school.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 1996
Some of the pioneers of Orange County punk still have vivid memories of being thrilled and influenced by the Mechanics back in the now-obscure band's late-'70s heyday. "I was blown away. Completely," says Agent Orange's leader, Mike Palm, remembering his first Mechanics show. The band's trademarks were the grease-stained gas-station attendants' outfits all five members wore, and its penchant for decking out stages with oil cans, brake drums and the like.
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October 8, 1988 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
On the surface of it, you might suppose that the Adolescents were trying to do for Orange County's Balboa Peninsula what Bruce Springsteen's early albums did for the honky-tonk boardwalk amusement strip of Asbury Park, N.J. "Balboa Fun Zone" is the name of the new album by the Adolescents, who emerged in the late '70s and early '80s as one of the leading bands of Orange County's punk rock explosion. On the LP's front cover is a romantic night view of the Fun Zone, with the Ferris wheel aglow.
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March 1, 2000 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dennis Danell, the guitarist who joined veteran Orange County punk band Social Distortion in 1979 not because of his musical ability but because front man Mike Ness wanted a friend at his side, died Tuesday, apparently of a brain aneurysm, band manager Jim Guerinot said. He was 38. "He was as healthy as a horse--he surfed or ran every day and was very much a family guy," Guerinot said.
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March 8, 1985 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
The lineup for tonight's benefit concert at Cypress College includes such punk and quasi-punk bands as the Circle Jerks, the Dickies, the Vandals, D.I. and Plain Wrap. But don't expect to hear shouts of "anarchy!" from band members during this show or see anyone on stage wearing "Reagan Hates Me" T-shirts that are popular with many punk rockers. Such left-wing posturing might not sit well with the campus group that is the show's beneficiary--the Cypress College Republicans .
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM
When the responsibilities of being a young father and the pressures of college course work begin to weigh on Frank Agnew, he sometimes finds himself taking the long way home. It leads him to a place from his past--a nondescript, concrete apartment complex in a quiet neighborhood of Fullerton, across a narrow street from a schoolyard.
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May 18, 1989 | Mike Boehm
A few years ago, Lou Reed released a song called "Doin' the Things That We Want To," about how commendable--not to mention how much fun--it is to follow one's creative inclinations wherever they might lead. Reed didn't know Rob Wasserman at the time and he might have laughed at the notion of inviting a jazz-oriented bass player such as Wasserman to become a member of one of his raw, hard-edged rock bands. But by doing the things that he wanted to do, with an eye toward breaking some of the conventions of the upright bass, Wasserman has arrived as a collaborator of choice for an array of prominent pop music figures.
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