Sunday, 12 January 2014


"happy hour"
Year:  1994
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  BYO
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk  Rock

Youth Brigade was formed at the end of summer 1980 in Los Angeles, amid the explosion of the punk scene in Southern California, by brothers Shawn,Mark and Adam Stern. The brothers Stern have established YOUTH BRIGADE as one of the most powerful, independent groups in North America over the course of their 7 odd years of existence. In 1998 the band went back in the studio to record a 30-second song for the Fat Wreckchord compilation "Short Music For Short People". The song was recorded in a friend's living room, and brought back all of the raw edged energy that had been missing in previous recordings. The raw sound went over so well, that the band decided to abandon the high production sounds and get back to basics. In mid '99, they went in to record 6 new tracks for Volume 2 of the BYO Records Split series. The flip side of the album was N. California's Swingin Utters. The album received rave reviews, stating that this was Youth Brigade's best recordings ever! The band has been touring sporadically for the past year and a half, and is currently working on a new album that is tentatively scheduled to be released in 2005. After more than 20 years as a band the boys don't keep to any strict schedule, they've earned that right! But one thing is for sure...they don't seem to be going away anytime soon! This is in my opinion one of the best punk rock albums recorded in the 90's decade. Highly recommended 
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"to sell the truth"
Year:  1996
Label:  BYO
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock

Started in 1980 and after record two EP'S and several songs, they disbanded late 1984 as the majority of american and british punk bands. Fortunately the story didn't finish there and Youth Brigade returned in 1991 with a large album compilation ("stink with Kalifornia") and this mini album entitled "come as" in 1992, which collect six old songs remade plus six new songs. The quality sound, composition and lyrics are almost so excellent than its next album "happy hour", but maybe not than it. Despite all there is a song which has became a total anthem entitled "shoulda stayed home". YOUTH BRIGADE continues to be one of those important names in the hardcore punk scene.
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