• let them know: the story of youth brigade and b.y.o. records  (boxed 31-track CD + DVD and Book (p & p will be charged at cost price), £22.95)

    label: better youth organization

    Featuring tracks from 7 Seconds American Steel Anti-Flag Ashers Blue Collar Special Bouncing Souls The Briefs Ch3 Complete Control The Cute Lepers Dropkick Murphys Filthy Thieving Bastards The Ignorant In The Red Johnny Madcap and The Distractions Krum Bums Lagwagon Leatherface Lower Class Brats Matt Skiba Nofx Nothington Off With Their Heads Old Man Markley Pennywise Pulley Shark Soup Subhumans Wednesday Night Heroes Young Governor and Marvelous Mark Youth Brigade. Full Length DVD directed by Jeff Alulis 90 min. documentary film. Also includes over 30 minutes of bonus footage. 108 Page Coffee Table Book: This companion piece to the movie is a full colour, hardbound book containing stories, snippets, anecdotes and rare intimate photos about the evolving independent punk rock scene throughout the past 25 years. Submissions from: Fat Mike (Nofx), Jack Grisham (TSOL), Johnny Bonnel (Swingin’ Utters), Brendan Mullen (The Masque), Tony Reflex (Adolescents), Jonny Wickersham (Social Distortion), plus many more. Told through interviews and rare footage of the explosive LA Punk Rock scene from the 80’s until now, Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO looks at the last 25 years of the influential L.A. punk band and label, as well as documenting the early L.A. punk and DIY scene. Riots, harassment from the law, amazing bands, crazy stories and best of all, one family’s earnest desire to change the world through punk rock are captured in this documentary. Founded by brothers Shawn and Mark Stern from the band Youth Brigade, the BYO was a part political movement, part business venture that served as a way to organise punks to take positive action to help sustain their scene and their way of life. The ideals upon which it was founded helped countless bands put on shows, put out records, and otherwise get their music out to the world. It allowed for the making of the landmark punk documentary Another State of Mind and it spawned BYO Records, which stands today as one of the oldest surviving independent punk rock labels in the world. BYO, Youth Brigade and the Stern family are three intertwined entities that comprise one of the too-often-overlooked chapters in the history of punk. Interviews with Ian MacKaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat, founder of Dischord Records), Fat Mike (NOFX, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, founder of Fat Wreck Chords), Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio), Gary Tovar (founder of Goldenvoice Promotions), Brendan Mullen (founder of The Masque Club, author of "Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and The Germs"), members of The Bouncing Souls, Swingin' Utters, 7 Seconds, and many others involved in the So Cal Punk Scene.

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