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Youth Attack


Charles Bronson "Youth Attack: Dekalb Straight Ahead"

  • Perhaps no hardcore band of the late 90s embodies the spirit of youth and the cynicism of Gen X better than Charles Bronson. Humorous and sarcastic, yet heartfelt and sincere, the band showcased the absurdity of being young and told to feel excited about an inevitable future of debt slavery, career entrapment, divorce, and all the usual misery that comes with being an adult.

    After just three years as a band in rural Dekalb, Illinois, and written at a lightning pace while playing shows virtually every weekend, "Youth Attack!" showcases Charles Bronson with a fully developed and innovative style, delivering 20 relentless songs at a breakneck pace in just over 12 minutes. With lyrics that address everything from corporate chains swallowing up small towns to the allure of escapism, the band sought to push the form of hardcore forward in a way that was more personal and relatable while remaining steeped in the classic influences of the genre—an ethos that carries over to Youth Attack Records today.

    Celebrating its 25th anniversary, and for the first time in decades, "Youth Attack!" is now available for a limited time, tastefully remastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios, sounding crazier and more poignant than ever. “As adult oblivion beckons, now’s the time…”

    Track Listing:
    01. Marriage Can Suck It
    02. Youth Attack!
    03. The Painful, Yet Unavoidable, Deathstar Comparison
    04. XDumbfucksX
    05. Too Much Of A Good Thing
    06. Standing In Front Of Bulldog Records
    07. Stock Footage
    08. Pre(Im)Mature Retirement P.L.A.N.
    09. The Only Time I Think About Romance Is When I Wonder
    Why I Don't Think About It
    10. Deaf And Dumb
    11. Fuck Technology, I'll Keep My Pocket Change
    12. Red And Green Make Yellow
    13. Let's Start Another War So I Can Sing About Stopping It
    14. I Just Can't Avoid The Void In Avoid
    15. Wastoid On The Celluloid
    16. Shrinkage
    17. Close Encounters Of The Nerd Kind
    18. IQ32
    19. Punch Drunk
    20. The Tears Of A Clone