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Wasted Youth – My Friends Are Dead
(Underdog Records  1980  8097)

Sleeve in Very Good- condition
 – some ringwear & sticker tear on front

Vinyl in Excellent+ condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality apart from some light pops/crackles)

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 remnants of mid 1970s heavy rock band “Warrior”, fronted by Ken Scott. The band were largely influenced by Black Sabbath until the punk explosion at which point Scott split the group, due to its reluctance to embrace the new sound. There was brief collaboration with writer David W. Kirby (aka, Dwk The Dogbreaths) who recited verse over the top of extended rhythm sections during live sets.

Rocco Barker went on to form the band Flesh for Lulu and was in the Channel 4 show, A Place in Spain: Costa Chaos.

Classic Rock (magazine) reported that the band’s bassist, Darren Murphy, died of cancer on the 15th February 2012.

Weight 1.00000000 kg


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