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Youth Of America


Youth Of America

Label: Jackpot

Genre: 80s Wave / Rock / Pop / Punk


  • LP €25.99
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Recorded in 1981 YOA was a bit different from previous efforts and even sounds different than other recordings made during the same time frame and sessions. The song YOA itself is out of a dream I had about the future. A time where people "over breed" themselves to the point that even the most simple thing had become the highest level of competition. The dream had such a sense of realism and intensity to it that I went overboard with the recording to symbolize it. Also at the time of this recording, it was the trend that most songs by bands were very fast and short, to the point that some were doing songs as short as 13 seconds or so. I did just the opposite to make some songs reach 10 minutes long. This did not make us popular in the USA, but overseas was a different story. Wipers records, in the United States were received poorly upon their release, due to us avoiding the current trends. It would take sometimes 6 to 9 years before our records would become relevant in the States. Europe was always very receptive, most of our tours were focused there. Taking Too Long When It's Over Can This Be No Fair Pushing The Extreme Yoa