In celebration of the 20th anniversary for the Turbojugend of Los Angeles, punk icons FEAR graced the stage at the Regent Theater along with a set from neighboring Orange County pillars, Adolescents.
In addition to the festivities for the Turbojugend, FEAR was marking the arrival of their first studio album in more than a decade with the recent release of For Right and Order. The album marked the first studio release since 2012's revisiting of their 1982 classic, The Record with the re-recoding of The Fear Record. The album punctuated a busy year for the band given that they had also released the EP Nice Boys (Don’t Play Rock & Roll) earlier this year.
Among punk's most enduring frontmen, Lee Ving's signature rasp and sharp wit landed well with the rowdy sold out crowd. Asserting his unique durability, Ving proved commanding with the kind of performance that underscored just why has is so beloved and still so influential.
Essentials like "Beef Bologna", "New York's Alright If You Like Saxophones", "I Love Livin' In the City" and the anthemic "I Don't Care About You" incited beer-soaked mayhem in the best possible way. With many of these entries surpassing four decades, it becomes especially apparent that Ving and FEAR simply knew how to craft a classic that stand the test of time.
Bolstering the evening, OC legends Adolescents asserting their tenure with a set that was just as electrifying. With a set that included the standards like "Rip It Up", "No Way", Kids of the Black Hole" and the forever-singalong "Amoeba" - the evening led by the elder statesmen of punk was served as an emphatic reminder that age ain't nothing but a number and the classics never go out of style.
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