Saturday, March 5, 2011

Crippled Youth "Join The Fight" 7" (1986)

I can't believe I didn't post this one two years ago. Oh well, here is the lone 7" EP from what would later become the still influential youth crew band BOLD. 9 tracks of intense blistering NYHC/Youth Crew from a group of then 13-14 year olds. Matt's vocals on this record are fucking priceless! Fierce at moments, very innocent sounding at others, sometimes cracking. Excellent smile inducing lyrics dealing with kids that suck, straight edge, unity, standing up for yourself, moshing, you know stuff kids are into. Crippled Youth played a reunion show(s) somewhat recently which is kinda silly, but whatever. Good bad Music for bad, bad Times! referred to this band as "Boyscout Hardcore", this term made coffee come out of my nose. This EP rages. Released by New Beginnings from California.

1. Walk Tall, Walk Straight
2. Positive Scene
3. Can't You See
4. Not Just Talk
5. Respect
6. Choice
7. Stand Together
8. K-Town Mosh Crew
9. United We Stand

Download here.


  1. Nowadays a never ending supply of horrible road fighting can be seen applied everywhere; online, DVD's, mobile phones and images of crazy fight scenes. And yes, many of these road battles are covered with youngsters, battles involving young school going kids.
    kids fighting.