Ken Scott, Rocco Barker, Nick Nicole, Darren Murphy, Andy Scott
Wasted Youth was a punk / post-punk band from London, England, active between 1979 and 1982, which blended early Goth and post-punk with dark acoustic strains of the sort associated with Nick Drake and Syd Barrett. The line-up of the band was Ken Scott (vocals and guitar), Rocco Barker (guitar), Nick Nicole (synth), Darren Murphy (bass) and Andy Scott (drums). Their records were released through Bridgehouse Records, a label set up by the bass player's father in the pub he owned in Canning Town.
Wasted Youth emerged from the Plaistow power pop trio The Tickets who were fronted by Ken Scott with brother Andy on Drums and John McGeady on bass [ see the Bridgehouse website, Terry Murphy book etc.] Scott was previously in "Warrior" until the punk explosion at which point he split the group, due to its reluctance to embrace the new sound.