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Reagan Youth: A Collection Of Pop ClassicsA Collection Of Pop Classics (1991)
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Reagan Youth (not to be mistaken with L.A.'s Wasted Youth) were one of the finest hardcore punk bands to ever hail from NYC. The band formed in 1980 and disbanded with Reagan's exit from office; their story is a sad and tragic one, probably the most tragic in punk rock. But that's another story...on.
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Reagan Youth (not to be mistaken with L.A.'s Wasted Youth) were one of the finest hardcore punk bands to ever hail from NYC. The band formed in 1980 and disbanded with Reagan's exit from office; their story is a sad and tragic one, probably the most tragic in punk rock. But that's another story...on to the record.

This is a posthumous compilation of Reagan Youth's greatest material, the first half being from their earlier, more hardcore-oriented releases and the final half being from their later, more metallic releases. There are 22 tracks in all, including the classics "Jesus Was A Communist," "USA," and of course, "Reagan Youth." Just looking at the cover of this album pretty much explains the lyrical content, that being anti-racism/facism and other similar, refreshing themes. My personal favorite tracks would have to be "One Holy Bible" or "Queen Of Babylon," both from the band's slightly more metallic years.

If you've never had a chance to pick up a record by Reagan Youth, this is the one to get, as it's a good taste of their entire catalog. This album is, obviously, essential listening for any fan of punk rock. Their vocalist, Dave Insurgent, has a distinct and tuneful voice that is rare in this kind of music, and the band members themselves are easily some of the most talented and skilled musicians in punk rock.

 

 
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QBguitarQB (November 30, 2006)

This album is definitely a must-have. Reagan Youth is my favorite band though, so I might be a bit biased. However, I don't think anyone in their right mind can deny that they were great.

bornagainstcrackhead (October 14, 2006)

great hardcore album.

totalstranga (July 26, 2006)

does the cover still say sponsered by the David Duke Appreciation Society? hahaha those crazy fuckers! and if you are too young to know who that is then you probably think they are really Klansmen too. well not necessarily... ;)

etwiels88 (April 30, 2006)

Not great? Fuck that

Anonymous (April 25, 2006)

Good band, but not great. I really like this album though. Staple punk album. If you were to pick the 100 greatest punk albums of all time, I think this would make the cut.

Anonymous (January 17, 2006)

Must have.

Anonymous (September 6, 2005)

did any of see reagan youth live i saw almost every one of their shows at cbgb they are the best fucking band ever

Anonymous (February 17, 2005)

Reagan youth were a great band! Yeah the D.S.13 cover is ace, have you heard Bruce Banner, they've got a couple of old D.S.13 members

Anonymous (February 13, 2005)

Anyone else heard DS-13's cover of "New Aryans" ? God I fucking miss DS-13.

-Ken

punkcorekid (February 12, 2005)

o yea the first two lines of my last comment i was quoting an earlier comment....forgot the " "

punkcorekid (February 12, 2005)

"scouring" hahha
someone has been knee deep in a dictionary lately

hmm...if you think you need to look in a dictionary to know what scouring means, perhaps you should take an english class or associate with people smarter than you are (they shouldn't be too hard to find).

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

"Get a record player and get Volume One. Forget Volume Two, that's some stanky shit"

"What Will The Neighbors Think?" and "Jesus Was a Communist" are worth the price of admission alone, not to mention "Beautiful Day".

-BSD

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

>>>I'm confused. If I say I'm Spirit of '82...but I was born in 1989 and I was originally only down with the Spirit of '77 punk trend, then what will happen to my kids if I put them in the oven?

Retroactive Darwin Award?

lushj (February 11, 2005)

This album's a 5 because only half of it is the good stuff from "Reagan Youth Volume 1"- THAT'S the only Reagan Youth record worth getting because it is a stone cold classic.

Get a record player and get Volume One. Forget Volume Two, that's some stanky shit.

When I saw "Airheads" I was shocked to hear them covering "Degenerated"- that was fucking great! Plus the movie is all around awesome.

"I hate your music and I always have!" [crash]

IheartAdam (February 11, 2005)

I'm confused. If I say I'm Spirit of '82...but I was born in 1989 and I was originally only down with the Spirit of '77 punk trend, then what will happen to my kids if I put them in the oven?

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

Wasted Youth had a record called "Reagan's In."

Sometimes, when you search for Reagan Youth, Wasted Youth pops up as well.

So, I believe that is where the "Reagan Youth/ Wasted Youth" reference comes from.

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

"whats the story with them?"

http://www.newredarchives.com/bands/Reaganyouth/bio.htm

i ordered this cd once a long time ago. it never came.

gladimnotemo (February 11, 2005)

Degeneraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaated.

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

hhaha. props for that

stevejonestherealbones (February 11, 2005)

i dont try at all.

- j the b

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

you try to hard

stevejonestherealbones (February 11, 2005)

"Does this mean that Reagan Youth and Sonic Youth are 2 different bands? Damn."

you shouldnt have posted that, someone is going to tell you that its an " egregiously pathetic attempts at witty sarcasm."

then the person will take the dildo out of his ass and realize he's a fag

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

- now than my dildo lovin friend was witty sarcasm

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

Does this mean that Reagan Youth and Sonic Youth are 2 different bands? Damn.

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

score is for pretty lame review. Dude, fill the white space, you had plenty of room to stretch out, review some actual tracks, and maybe even go into the "tragic story." Also, this disc combines only two albums, not anything more. How you think anything from the metal stuff is better than Degenerated, New Aryans or Reagan Youth (the song) is beyond me. You do get props though, for even reviewing such a good disc.

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

"scouring" hahha
someone has been knee deep in a dictionary lately

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

oh, and quit wasting your time by scouring a dictionary for each of your replies on a stupid "punk" messageboard

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

"Jones, go back to sniffing gas instead of leaving your worthless comments, fraught with egregiously pathetic attempts at witty sarcasm."

ok buddy, there was no sarcasm used in my last post...not sure if you know what sarcasm is. i simply stated that reagan youth and wasted youth are different enough names to the point that they shouldnt be confused by anyone.

i wasnt being ironic or witty. if you confused my last post for an attempt at wit, you must not be very smart or have any wits of your own

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

Jones, go back to sniffing gas instead of leaving your worthless comments, fraught with egregiously pathetic attempts at witty sarcasm.

stevejonestherealbones (February 11, 2005)

"not to be mistaken with L.A.'s Wasted Youth"

um, yeah, especially because they have two completely different names. its not like one is named reagan youth and the other is named The reagan youth, or reagan tooth (even that is different enough though)

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

"whats the story with them?"

I think that after the band broke up, Dave's hooker girlfriend was one of some serial killer's victims, she was found in the trunk of a car. His mother also killed herself I think (or something like that, she died around the same time), and he got really depressed and killed himself.

Anyone wanna clarify? Oh, yeah, Reagan Youth fucking rocked.

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

whats the story with them?

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

let's keep the hardcore reviews coming. negative trend, reagan youth, circle jerks....all in the last couple of weeks. keep it up.

The_Wang (February 11, 2005)

"good stuff, but maybe not worth the ten. I'd give it a 7"

then why did you give it a ten?

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

great great GREAT band... definitely deserves the 10 rating...
it's amazingly sad how tragic dave's life became in the end

sickboi (February 11, 2005)

Reagan Youth wrote that song.

dazed (February 11, 2005)

Heil heil heil!

TheOneTrueBill (February 11, 2005)

I've long wondered the same thing

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

Did reagan youth write that song the band plays in airheads, or was it also a cover with R.Y. did it?

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

Are you realllllly haaaaaaaaaaappy???!!!!

joeg (February 11, 2005)

great band.

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

No, it's all about rocking to "New Aryans"

NEW ORDER
NO ORDER
DISORDER
NOOOOW!

-BSD

bizzlebrizzle (February 11, 2005)

I love the cover!

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

i meant good shit....there should be an edit comment thing.........

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

Nice......i aways wondered why this band was never mentioned on the site

God shite

TheOneTrueBill (February 11, 2005)

good stuff, but maybe not worth the ten. I'd give it a 7.

Anonymous (February 10, 2005)

I remember i got this cd in high school and my mom saw the cover and flipped out on me telling me she didn't raise me like that.
~exploitedyouth~

Anonymous (February 10, 2005)

Hey, we're still on the 10th!

-Chinatown

Anonymous (February 10, 2005)

Hey, we're still on the 10th!

-Chinatown

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