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Reagan Youth

Reagan Youth
Hometown: New York Current Label: Unsigned or Unknown Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Paul Cripple - Guitar
Tibbie X - Bass
Stig Whisper - Drums
Trey Oswald - Singer

Reagan Youth Bio:

Reagan Youth is an American punk rock band formed by singer Dave Rubinstein (Dave Insurgent) and guitarist Paul Bakija (Paul Cripple) in Queens, New York in early 1980. They are known for introducing the style of hardcore punk to the East Coast punk scene, but were also a part of the peace punk movement. As strident radical anarchists, their name is a play on Hitler Youth.

Their initial career lasted until 1990, and singer Rubinstein committed suicide three years later following a series of tragic events. In 2006, Bakija reformed the band with bassist Al Pike, drummer Javier Madriaga, and several new members.

An important group in the New York hardcore scene, they performed regularly at CBGB and toured the U.S. extensively, often with other early punk bands such as the Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, The Misfits and the Beastie Boys.

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