"One of Canada's first synth-pop groups, Rational Youth was formed in the summer of 1981 by Tracy Howe(The Normals, Men Without Hats, Heaven Seventeen) and Bill Vorn (U, Sacred Noise). Inspired by the influential Kraut-rock band Kraftwerk, they set out to create their own brand of modern electronic music. Within months of their first meeting, Tracy and Bill, along with Mario Spezza, recorded and released their first 12" single "I Want To SeeThe Light" b/w "Coboloid Race" on the newly formed YUL Records imprint. Coincidentally, almost 30 years later to the day that Rational Youth were touring across Canada, Kevin Komoda found two Rational Youth live cassettes as well as a box full of Rational Youth negatives and other memorabilia. The initial idea was to release these shows on cassette only as a limited edition collector's item, but the news of these live tapes quickly spread and sparked a renewed interest in Rational Youth. What was supposed be, and still is, a limited edition cassette release soon transformed itself into a 3 CD set with rarities, a 5 LP box set as presented here on VOD-Records" (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | DE| 2014| VINYL-ON-DEMAND | 77.90

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