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Break Down the Walls

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Customer Reviews

NYC/HC 88!

This definetly influenced my youth. Going to CB's for Superbowl of Hardcore shows and just the whole NYCHC scene back then was pretty rad. I'm not sure if the Champion sweatshirts and Nike Air Max's were the downfall, but hell it was a good time. At 14 anyway. Good record for a time. Just before Ray and the gang thought just alittle too much of themselves. This record represents a scene and a time perfectly. This is history kids, where's your notebook?

sxe 4 LIFE!

OH MAN!!! these guys did it agen! they put out another great full length. these guys have inspired so many and even now there influence takes place in the hardcore scene, this cd dishes out fast rythems, sweat breakdowns and awsome straight edge lrics. these guys paved the way for so many like champion, have heart, and much more!

Ground breaking album.

Youth of Today led the way for a whole new era in hardcore. This positive and insightful album has trancsended the ages to bring a message of hope and inspiration to youths of all backgrounds. Truly a gift to all hardcore enthusiasts and punk fans alike.


Formed: 1985 in Danbury, CT

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Arguably one of the leaders of the second wave of straight-edge in the mid-'80s, Youth of Today was a New York-based band started by ex-Violent Children members Ray Cappo on vocals and John Porcelly on guitar. Rounding out their lineup in 1985 with Graham Philips on bass and Darren Pesce on drums, Youth of Today recorded and released their debut EP, Can't Close My Eyes, on Positive Force, a well-known straight-edge mainstay. Philips and Pesce exited shortly thereafter, and lineup changes abounded...
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