Youth of Today — “Can’t Close My Eyes” EP

YOUTH OF TODAY — “Can’t Close My Eyes” EP
This EP was released a while before this band put out that great LP, “Break Down the Walls”. This 7 track 7″ shows the band a bit rawer, yet still as powerful. Besides the decent musicianship and vocal prowess of Ray of Today, all of these songs are great (especially “Expectations” and “Youth Crew”). The only problem (a tiny one) that I could see are the cliche straight-edge lyrics which are easily overlooked. This EP is simply one of the best I ever heard. (Positive Force) [MICKEY]

[Originally published: Issue #4, circa 1987]

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