Label: NICKEL & DIME 002LP, Triple X Records – 51061-2
Format: vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Red Translucent
Brats in Battalions is the second studio album by the American punk rock band the Adolescents, released in August 1987 on SOS Records, the band’s independent record label. It followed a reunion of the band after a five-year breakup, and subsequent lineup changes which saw drummer Casey Royer and original guitarist Frank Agnew replaced, respectively, by Sandy Hanson of the Mechanics and by Agnew’s younger brother, Alfie Agnew. Brats in Battalions explores several styles of punk rock and features new recordings of all three songs from 1981’s Welcome to Reality EP, as well as cover versions of the traditional folk song “The House of the Rising Sun” and the Stooges’ “I Got a Right”. Singer Tony Brandenburg (here using the stage name Tony Montana) left the band after this album, and the Adolescents recorded one more album without him, 1988’s Balboa Fun*Zone, before breaking up for another 12 years.