måndag 4 november 2013
Youth Defense League - St CD (1999)
--Skins for skins demo 1986--
01. United stand
02. The oath (The banner)
03. Youth of America
05. Skins for skins
--Skinheads 88 demo 1988--
07. Skinheads 88
09. Youth of America
10. Blue pride
11. The boys
--American Pride 7'' 1990--
12. Skinheads 88
13. Youth of America
--Old Glory 12'' unreleased--
15. Old glory
16. New glory
--Livesongs from CBGB's--
18. Voice of Brooklyn (Skrewdriver cover)
19. The end
Released by New Glory Records (Sunwheel Records) in 1999.
An unofficial release by the same label that brought us releases from questionable acts like Johnny Rebel.
As a discography record this is the most complete but i have always prefered putting on the Voice of Brooklyn LP when listening to this band. That record was released in 2005 and sort of sorts out the garbage but anyway let's stick to this record for now.
Record starts of with the bands first demo with Rob on vocals that i uploaded yesterday. Two great songs but not really the best stuff by the band.
Tracks 07-11 covers the bands strongest release with Nick on vocals. The name Skinheads 88 can be confusing for some folks that are unaware about the songs original release year which was 1988. Back in those days PC-laws where still not in effect and people with "the wrong" politics didnt have to hide their faithin mathematic formulas like today. Long story short, the Skinheads 88 is about skinheads standing strong in 1988 NOT "Skinheads Heil Hitler" like some folks would have you believe. Anyway this cassette is probably the best stuff ever released by the band.
Tracks 12-14 was the band only proper release as a band and was released as "American Pride" through Oi!-Core records in 1990. Songs from their Skinheads 88 demo finally got a release but something went wrong in the creation of this EP since the songs actually sounds way better on the demo-cassette.
Tracks 15-17 was supposed to be released as the bands second release straight after "American Pride 7''" and had the workingtitle "Old glory". Something went wrong and the 12'' EP never got released until Vulture Rock Records picked it up in 2000 so at the release of this CD they where still unreleased and unknown by most people. New Glory is a smashing fucking song and probably the best stuff the band has ever recorded.
Finishing of the record are two live-songs from CBGB's recorded in 1988. The end can be skipped but the bands take on Skrewdrivers song Voice of Britain can't be ignored. Excellent song and a surprisingly good recording taking in the fact that it was recorded by a young YDL on a chaotic CBGB concert.
Not the best "aftermath record" with YDL but well worth your money if you can find it for sale today (which i doubt). I added the cd's complete coverscans since it's basically impossible to find tioday.