SIDE BY SIDE • You're Only Young Once... (Hot Pink Vinyl) • LP • Pre-Order
Released on 3/14/2023, but still on the way from California to St. Pauli.
Though short lived, the desperation and immediate impact of SIDE BY SIDE was deeply felt. Coming across not as a preaching, we’re-better-than-you band, and with the gruff realness that many felt was absent in some of their peers, SIDE BY SIDE tore through the boundaries that were growing in the punk and hardcore scene. They stand today as one of the lasting images of the birth of a new sound, a new scene—taking the sound of early NY punk and hardcore bands like URBAN WASTE and fusing it with a positive message not unlike 7 SECONDS, but with the anger and intensity of MINOR THREAT.
You’re Only Young Once... is a documentation of nearly all the captured studio output of this infamous band, including their highly sought after 7” EP plus three compilation tracks. You’re Only Young Once... is newly remastered and packaged for the first time as an LP with original artwork—including a full-color, fold-out poster with a reproduction of the original, paste-up lyric sheet insert and a large color version of the back cover photo of this decades out-of-print EP.
Playing a mere 12 shows, their legacy is as strong as their “youth-crew” brethren like YOUTH OF TODAY, BOLD, and JUDGE. A moment in time preserved by these recordings, the energy and aggression still sounds as urgent as the day it was recorded.
And if you don't know, now you know:
• First time this 7” EP has been released as an LP with original artwork
• Faithfully recreated jacket with expanded, full-color, 20” x 24” lyric poster
• Remastered with three bonus tracks
• Includes members of GORILLA BISCUITS, JUDGE, CIV, ALONE IN A CROWD, PROJECT X, YOUTH OF TODAY and RIVAL SCHOOLS
2. My Life To Live
3. Living A Lie
4. Look Back
5. You’re Only Young Once
2. Side By Side
3. Violence To Fade
4. Dead Serious
5. The Time Is Now