Vintage Youth Of Today "Go Vegetarian" Revelation Records T-Shirt
Youth of Today were a straight edge hardcore band from the late 1980s, the most important of their generation. YOT codified the aesthetic of what straight edge hardcore was and would continue to be, even to the present day. In 1988, Youth Of Today release their sophomore album We're Not In This Alone on the Caroline label. The record, which was the first to feature the longest running lineup of the band with Ray Of Today on vocals, Porcell on guitar, Gorilla Biscuits' Walter Schreifels on bass, and Side By Side's Sammy Siegler on drums, continued the work the band had already started — offering ferocious hardcore with introspective and philosophical lyrics. One of the most important songs on the album was the track "No More," a blatant pro-vegetarian song about the evils of the eating meat. They filmed a music video for the song and everything. This song was important in shifting straight edge from a personal philosophy to one that focused on a more all-encompassing compassion. This original Youth Of Today two-sided shirt, worn in great condition with fading and a small bleach mark/pinhole below the front print, is a Revelation-made shirt with a pro-vegetarian message.