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Youth of Today

Youth Of Today was formed in 1985 by two members of the New York hardcore band Violent Children — Ray Cappo (vocals) and John Porcelly (guitar), aiming to start a straight edge band at a time when most old school straight edge bands had disbanded. Having difficulty finding a bassist and drummer, Ray and John found help from two high school friends, Graham Philips and Darren Pesce.

In 1985, Youth Of Today recorded their debut EP for Positive Force Records, Can't Close My Eyes. After touring for a while both Graham and Darren left the band, and two members of New York band Strai ...read more

Youth Of Today was formed in 1985 by two members of the New York hardcore band Violent Children — Ray Cappo (vocals) and John Porcelly (guitar), aiming to start a straight edge band at a time when most old school straight edge bands had disbanded. Having difficulty finding a bassist and drummer, Ray and John found help from two high school friends, Graham Philips and Darren Pesce.

In 1985, Youth Of Today recorded their debut EP for Positive Force Records, Can't Close My Eyes. After touring for a while both Graham and Darren left the band, and two members of New York band Straight Ahead joined Ray and John, Craig Setari (bass) and Tom Carroll (drums). Tom left during their second tour, and Drew Thomas, drummer of brotherband Crippled Youth, was asked to finish the rest of the tour. A short while later, Underdog vocalist Richie Birkenhead joined the band on second guitar. With this line-up, the first Youth Of Today album was recorded, entitled Break Down The Walls, and released by Wishing Well Records, the label of California straight edge bands Unity and Uniform Choice.

Soon after recording the album Drew was replaced by Mike « hide

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LPs
We're Not In This Alone
1988

4.1
19 Votes
Break Down The Walls
1986

3.6
68 Votes
EPs
Youth Of Today EP
1990

3.9
8 Votes
Can't Close My Eyes
1985

4
11 Votes
Compilations
Can't Close My Eyes (Reissue)
1997

3.2
29 Votes

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