Youth Defense League

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Youth Defense League was an Oi!/New York Hardcore (NYHC) band formed in 1986. The band was featured in the Revelation Records compilation album New York City Hardcore, which featured several NYHC bands, including Sick Of It All and Gorilla Biscuits. The group has been accused of racism and possible neo-Nazi sympathies. [1] The band's usage of nationalistic slogans and struggle for the downtrodden white, working-class man has garnered much support from fascist hate groups worldwide.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Skins for Skins demo (Demo-tape, 1986)
  • Skinheads 88 demo (Demo-tape, 1988)
  • Youth Defense League (New Glory Records – CD, 1999) (bootleg; contains Skin for Skin and Skinhead 88 demos, both singles, plus unreleased)
  • American History (Live at CBGB's 1987-1988 – Vulture Rock – CD/LP, 1999)
  • Voice of Brooklyn (Vulture Rock – LP w/7", 2005) (complete studio recordings, remixed)

Singles & Eps[edit]

  • "American Pride" (Oi Core – Single, 1988)
  • "Skinhead 88"/"The Boys" (Vulture Rock – Promo Single 7", 1999) (tracks from American History LP/CD)
  • "Old Glory" (Vulture Rock – 12", 2000) (remix of unreleased single)
  • "American Pride" (Vulture Rock – 12", 2000) (remixed reissue)

Compilations[edit]

  • Oi! Glorious Oi! (Step 1 UK – CD/LP, 1987) (song: Turncoat [from Skinhead 88 demo])
  • Spirit of Oi!: American Style Part 1 (Oi Core - CD, 1989) (song: Skinhead 88 [from Skinhead 88 demo])
  • US of Oi! Volume 1 (Step 1 UK – CD/LP, 1988) (songs: Skinhead 88, Youth of America, Turncoat [all from Skinhead 88 demo])
  • New York City Hardcore: The Way It Is (Revelation Records - CD/LP, 1988) (song: Blue Pride [from Skinhead 88 demo])
  • Still Out of Fucking Order (Step 1 UK – CD/LP) (song: Skinhead 88 [from Skinhead 88 demo])

References[edit]

  1. ^ Felix von Havoc, Maximum Rock'n'Roll, no. 239, January 1, 1984. [1] Access date: August 21, 2008.