Youth Gone Mad

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Youth Gone Mad
OriginLos Angeles
GenresPunk rock
Past members

Youth Gone Mad is a punk rock band founded in California in 1980 by Paul "ENA" Kostabi (also of White Zombie and Psychotica). Youth Gone Mad signed onto the Posh Boy Records roster, scored a minor radio hit with "Oki Dogs" in 1981, and played with bands such as Black Flag, Caustic Cause, The Mentors, The Stains, Fear, and others.

The band migrated east to New York, and went through numerous line-up changes along the way. At one time or another, the ranks included future Cults singer Madeline Follin and Dee Dee Ramone and Joey Ramone from the Ramones.[1][2]

In the year 2000, the album Touching Cloth was released as an import only. The album features guitar by Dee Dee Ramone and vocals from Madeline Follin, singing cover versions of Adolescents' "Amoeba" and Hammerbrain's "Killer In Your Radio." The songs featuring the Cults singer and Ramones bass player were excised from the album and it was released as Oompa Loompa in the United States.

2002 saw Youth Gone Mad release Youth Gone Mad featuring Dee Dee Ramone on tREND iS dEAD! records and Wanker Records. The album included the former Ramones songwriter/bass player's final studio recordings. Dee Dee played guitar and did backing vocals on most tracks (lead on "False Alarm" and "Horror Hospital"). Additionally, the song "Meatball Sandwich" was co-written and recorded with Joey Ramone. This release also featured Psychotica drummer Buz.

Youth Gone Mad has released seven studio albums and several 7" singles and splits, including False Alarm, Letch Patrol, Los Gusanos and more.

2011 Youth Gone Mad release Numbers with original line up from Los Angeles. Recorded at Thunderdome Studios and Clown Sound Studios.

Meatball Sandwich is a 7" split single of the American band Youth Gone Mad and False Alarm, released in 2002 and limited to 100 copies on pink vinyl.[3]


  1. ^ Ramone, Dee Dee (2002). Legend of a Rock Star: A Memoir. Thunder's Mouth Press. pp. 198, 199, 200. ISBN 1-56025-389-4.
  2. ^ Vizzini, Ned (June 5, 2001). "Column". New York Press. Volume 14, Issue 23. Archived from the original on 2007-10-14.
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