One of Southern California's best-loved hardcore bands, the Adolescents helped establish the blueprint for Orange County punk, along with Agent Orange and Social Distortion. Although their music was the most standard-issue of the three, the Adolescents' blazing energy and quintessential teenage snottiness gave them an instant connection with their audience, and defied their upbringing in California's bastion of staid conservatism. Their original lineup was only together briefly, and the majority of their limited discography was actually recorded during a late-'80s reunion. Nonetheless, their impact was an enduring one, as countless followers borrowed from their attitude and covered their best-known songs.
The Adolescents were formed in 1980 in the Los Angeles suburb of Fullerton, at the border of Orange County. Their self-titled debut album was released on Frontier Records in 1981, and quickly became one of the best-selling California hardcore albums behind the Dead Kennedys' Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables.
Electric Frankenstein is a four piece entity dedicated to playing loud, aggressive, and melodic Punk Rock and Roll music that recalls a time when people wrote real songs that were truly memorable. Songs that made a difference to your life once you heard them, changing your perspective forever. Remember the first time that you heard the Dead Boys, the Damned, the Ramones, the Weirdos, the Germs, the Avengers, the Misfits, Black Flag, or any of your other favorites? The World felt ready to explode! Everything else soon sounded like shit. Remember when the latest singles you bought meant so much that you got into fist fights with losers who made fun of "your music"? You kicked their ass. Well, that time is here now. With first such bands as Poison Idea, Dwarves, The Action Swingers, Lazy Cowgirls; next, New Bomb Turks, The Humpers, DGeneration, and now Electric Frankenstein, you have to come out of your little nest and once again feel the immanent chaos. Suddenly, its no longer safe; we're playing for keeps! Time to spell Rock with a capitol 'R' again, and don't forget the Roll! Like one of EF’s songs says, "A Little Bit of Yesterday, A Whole Lot of the Future Now!".
The Droogettes were formed by Philadelphia area based musicians: Rachel Starlett, Frankie and Jen Reiling in the fall of 2012. This trio was joined by drummer Tina Klein in February 2013 after auditioning numerous drummers.
The Droogettes vision was clear from their earliest conception, to provide the Punk and Oi! movement with an all-female alternative to a scene that is mostly dominated by males.
Taking the 7 Seconds song "Not Just Boys Fun" literally, these girls wanted to provide a voice, not just for a generation, but with a female's outlook and perception.
Taking their image from a clockwork orange theme, these girls play Punk & Oi! influenced by bands like The Business, The Oppressed, Blitz and Cock Sparrer .
After catching the eye of local independent Philadelphia label Creep Records, the band hit the studio in July 2013 to record demos which then became their self-titled CDEP. This was their debut recording was recorded and produced by Arik Victor (Kill Your Idols/ The Casualties) fame and is scheduled for world-wide release on August 26th 2014. A video for the song "We Don't Love You" was filmed and released by Jeremy Ginsberg as a promotional vehicle for the CD on Creep Records. The band recently just released a split 7” with Scotland’s own External Menace in 2015 to great reviews.
The Droogettes have shared the stage with some great punk hierarchy so far, with support slots for bands such as: D.I., The Business, The Dickies, Infa Riot, The Vibrators and Slaughter & The Dogs.
With the departure of Klein and Frankie, The Droogettes have found a permanent addition in their lineup with newest drummer Jamie and guitarist Elija. They are currently recording a new full length CD/ LP on Violated Records, a subdivision of Creep Records. It will feature all new tracks as well as a track recorded with Hard Skin singer Johnny Takeaway. The Droogettes also have a split 7” on Rebel Sound Records with UK punk legends Vice Squad to be released early summer 2016. Promotional videos will follow.
The Droogettes are out to prove they can rock as well as their male peers.
To contact The Droogettes email inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org