The Youth Are Getting Restless

The Youth Are Getting Restless is a live album from hardcore punk and reggae pioneers Bad Brains.[6][7] It was recorded at the Paradiso Theater in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1987 by the VPRO. The show was part of the band's I Against I tour. It remains one of the group's best selling albums.

The Youth Are Getting Restless
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Live album by
Released1990
Recorded1987, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
GenreHardcore punk, heavy metal, reggae, funk metal
LabelCaroline[1]
Bad Brains chronology
Quickness
(1989)
The Youth Are Getting Restless
(1990)
Spirit Electricity
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau(1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[4]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[5]

The album captures Bad Brains in concert at the height of their commercial and critical peak, featuring a diverse mix of hardcore punk, mellow reggae, funk, and heavy metal. Two of the reggae tracks are cover songs: Dennis Brown's "Revolution," and a rearranged medley of the Rolling Stones's "She's a Rainbow" and The Beatles's "Day Tripper."

Critical receptionEdit

The New York Times wrote that the album is a "virtual greatest-hits collection, played with blistering intensity and engineered with its muscle intact."[8]

Track listingEdit

  1. "I" – 2:33
  2. "Rock for Light" – 1:40
  3. "Right Brigade" – 2:30
  4. "House of Suffering" – 2:04
  5. "Day Tripper/She's a Rainbow" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)/(Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) – 4:53
  6. "Coptic Times" – 2:10
  7. "Sacred Love" – 3:27
  8. "Re-Ignition" – 4:30
  9. "Let Me Help" – 1:54
  10. "The Youth Are Getting Restless" – 3:58
  11. "Banned in D.C." – 2:14
  12. "Sailin' On" – 1:52
  13. "Fearless Vampire Killers" – 1:12
  14. "At the Movies" – 2:50
  15. "Revolution" (Dennis Brown) – 4:27
  16. "Pay to Cum" – 1:41
  17. "Big Takeover" – 3:26
All songs composed by Bad Brains except where noted.

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave (May 23, 2000). "Alternative Rock". Hal Leonard Corporation – via Google Books.
  2. ^ The Youth Are Getting Restless at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Robert Christgau: Album: Bad Brains: The Youth Are Getting Restless". www.robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (May 27, 2011). "The Encyclopedia of Popular Music". Omnibus Press – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (May 23, 2004). "The New Rolling Stone Album Guide". Simon and Schuster – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "TrouserPress.com :: Bad Brains". www.trouserpress.com.
  7. ^ Buckley, Peter (May 23, 2003). "The Rough Guide to Rock". Rough Guides – via Google Books.
  8. ^ Pareles, Jon (July 8, 1990). "HOME ENTERTAINMENT/RECORDINGS: SOUNDINGS; Rock, Rap and Reggae Rolled Into One" – via NYTimes.com.