Shawn Stern with Youth Brigade at the Anti Club, Los Angeles CA 1985, Photo: Vincent Ramirez
As usual, another tough poll for me. I think the easy answer here is LA's Youth Brigade because they've got a more impressive resume. For anyone that's watched Another State Of Mind, it's hard to come out of that movie and not be a fan of the Stern brothers' Youth Brigade. Aside from that, "Sound and Fury" is also one hell of an album with classic track after classic track.
As for the DC Youth Brigade, although short lived and a small collection of recordings, the "Possible" EP kicks in about as hard as any record from that era with the killer anthem, "It's About Time That We Had a Change". Really, there's not a bad track on that 7", plus their tracks on the Flex Your Head comp help make up one of the greatest hardcore compilations of all time.
So who did I vote for? I went with LA's Youth Brigade, but I could have just as easily voted for DC's Youth Brigade any given day. -Tim DCXX
LA's Youth Brigade - 148
DC's Youth Brigade - 118
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Posted by DOUBLE CROSS at 11:19 PM