REAGAN YOUTH, A BAND THAT STARTED BACK IN 1980 WHEN RONALD REAGAN WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT, THEY WANTED TO EXPOSE REAGAN AND HIS REPUBLICAN PARTY'S FASCIST TENDENCIES, THE EVILS OF SOCIETY AND EXPOSING THE HYPOCRISY OF THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT WITH MUSIC THAT ROCKED THE URGENCY OF THE MESSAGE.
Tibbie X, born into stifled suburbia, got inspired by the music of Reagan Youth in her early rebellious years. She escaped to find her punk rock home in NYC and has been part of the family ever since. Tibbie X fronted the chaos punk band X-Possibles and toured extensively all over Europe and the states. Years later when hearing that Reagan Youth was in need of a bassist she decided to get a bass, figure it out and give it her all to play the music that influenced her life path. Tibbie X currently resides in Philadelphia and is also the lead singer of a s/m focused sleaze punk band known as GASH. As the bassist in Reagan Youth she can be found back to back onstage with Paul Cripple blastin' punks with a hellishly heavy beat.
Paul Cripple assumed Reagan Youth was a failure due to the lack of interest during the band's latter half (Reagan's second term) and the fact that the last album was immersed in wicked and malicious situations. Many, many years later he moved back to the Lower East Side where he ran into some punk rockers who booked a Reagan Youth show; The Woodstock Of Hardcore. Paul agreed, for the hell of it, and figured it'd be a one time thing until people started talking shit like he was in the band, for like a minute or who played guitar originally? So Paul got Al Pike and Johnny Aztec, from the 80s, to play live shows but weren't interested in performing the songs the way Dave Insurgent insisted they be played. Paul came up with songs for one last album, about the life and times of his dearly departed singer Dave insurgent. Unfortunately the band members were not interested in anything musical except complaining. Only one song has been released, "Lucky 7", a song about the glorification of drug use. That is the only song, released as a demo, that the singer was interested in singing. There were 8 instrumental tracks recorded but Kenny Young refused to sing 7 of them and the only one he sang was the song "Lucky 7" glorifying drug use. Isn't a wonder that he died in 2014 because of drug use? No it's not and Reagan Youth is not about abusing drugs though three former band mates have passed on from it (possibly a fourth member, Rick Royale the third drummer, because Paul has not heard from Rick but the rumors of Rick's demise are not encouraging). Paul, with Tibbie's support, will continue working on one last album so Dave Insurgent can have something added onto his story so the ending he has can be augmented for the better.