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Theadora Clowns Around with John O'Donovan of The Yeastie Boys John O' Donovan may be better known for being an original member of the influential OC punk band The Adolescents in the 80's, but I know him best as Jay O' Clownovan of the Yeastie Boys. A band that started as a joke, but this punk band / circus sideshow has really been hitting the big top in the past years, gaining legitimate success as a band and have gained a huge following over the years. It's no surprise really. They are less of a band, and more an experience, as their shows are the closest thing you can get to a circus without the animal abuse. They are punk as duck too, so that's like the icing on the cake. Yeastie Boys put on a great stage performance and are mostly all seasoned musicians, (out of the 20 or so in rotation that play instruments are anyway) the Yeastie Boys are sort of a regrouping of members from influential bands of yesteryear. Although if you fear clowns, this is not the show for you. That Clowney Royer looks like one murderous muther-clucker. Gacey would be proud. Listen in as I ask John how the notoriety as a clown attributes to his self actualized success in life and what other projects he has going on in the works. Also, will he make me a balloon animal and can I throw a pie in his face? Anti-Social Commentary with Theadora Kelly Anti-Social Commentary is a weekly podcast that streams live every Friday at 3:00 pm (PST) at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/antisocial. Your friendly neighborhood Anti-Socialite Theadora Kelly interviews guests from the underground music scene. We discuss anything and everything that alienates one from society; the taboo, the politically incorrect, the elephants in the room, anything that will create controversy, stir the pot or exploit your personal brand. Theadora Kelly is a self proclaimed Anti-Socialite and frontwoman for the LA based Punk / band, The Theadora Kelly Project: http://www.reverbnation.com/tkproject
The Adolescents Supporting Acts: Youth Brigade, The Vices, Army Of Ponch The Adolescents 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.
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