Rational Youth

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Canadian synth pop / post-punk band influenced by Kraftwerk.
Formed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in1980 by Tracy Howe, former drummer for Montreal punk bands The Normals (later Heaven Seventeen) and synthesizer players Bill Vorn and Mario Spezza. The latter was eventually replaced by Kevin Komoda, who in turn left the group in 1983, and was replaced by bassist Denis Duran. They reunited for a synth-pop festival in Sweden in 1997 and were officially revived by Tracy Howe in 1998 with Jean-Claude Cutz and Dave Rout, both ex-members of Digital Poodle, recording their comeback after fourteen years.
Kevin Komoda rejoined the band during 2012-2014, but the current line-up consists only of Tracy Howe and his wife Gaenor Howe.
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Albums

YULP 1 Rational Youth - Cold War Night Life album art Rational Youth Cold War Night Life (Album) Yul Records YULP 1 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
4LP-15012 Rational Youth - Rational Youth album art Rational Youth Rational Youth (MiniAlbum) Capitol Records 4LP-15012 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
31C 064 240336 Rational Youth - Heredity album art Rational Youth Heredity (Album) Capitol Records 31C 064 240336 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
NR012 Rational Youth - Electronic Composings album art Rational Youth Electronic Composings(CD, Album, Ltd) Noise Records (4) NR012 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
OCT 054 Rational Youth - To The Goddess Electricity album art Rational Youth To The Goddess Electricity (Album) October OCT 054 Scandinavia 1999 Sell This Version
NACHOS!003, Nachos! CA003 Rational Youth - Live Winnipeg 1983 album art Rational Youth Live Winnipeg 1983 (Album) Nachos! Records, Nachos! Records NACHOS!003, Nachos! CA003 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
NACHOS!004, Nachos! CA004 Rational Youth - Live Ottawa 1983 album art Rational Youth Live Ottawa 1983 (Album) Nachos! Records, Nachos! Records NACHOS!004, Nachos! CA004 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
AOF151 Rational Youth - Magic Box  album art Rational Youth Magic Box (CD, Album) Artoffact Records AOF151 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
AOF150 Rational Youth - Live 1983 album art Rational Youth Live 1983(2xCD, Album) Artoffact Records AOF150 Canada 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

12 YUL 2 Rational Youth - I Want To See The Light album art Rational Youth I Want To See The Light(12") Yul Records 12 YUL 2 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
YUL3, YUL 003 Rational Youth - Cité Phosphore album art Rational Youth Cité Phosphore (Single) Yul Records, Yul Records YUL3, YUL 003 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
YUL-004 Rational Youth - Pile Ou Face album art Rational Youth Pile Ou Face (Single) Yul Records YUL-004 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
YUL-003, YUL 3 Rational Youth - Cite Phosphore / City Of Night album art Rational Youth Cite Phosphore / City Of Night (Single) Yul Records YUL-003, YUL 3 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
12 YUL-4, 12 YUL 4 Rational Youth - Saturdays In Silesia (Extended Version) album art Rational Youth Saturdays In Silesia (Extended Version) (Single) Yul Records, Yul Records 12 YUL-4, 12 YUL 4 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
12 YUL-3, 12 YUL 3 Rational Youth - City Of Night (Danse Mix) album art Rational Youth City Of Night (Danse Mix) (Maxi) Yul Records, Yul Records 12 YUL-3, 12 YUL 3 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
72927 Rational Youth - In Your Eyes album art Rational Youth In Your Eyes (Maxi, Single) Capitol Records 72927 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
RHR 3322 Rational Youth - Dancing On The Berlin Wall album art Rational Youth Dancing On The Berlin Wall Rams Horn Records RHR 3322 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
SPRO 265 Rational Youth Heredity (Maxi) Capitol Records SPRO 265 US 1985 Sell This Version
72980 Rational Youth - Bang On album art Rational Youth Bang On Capitol Records 72980 US 1985 Sell This Version
72971 Rational Youth - Call Me album art Rational Youth Call Me (Single) Capitol Records 72971 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
B-72963 Rational Youth - No More And No Less album art Rational Youth No More And No Less (Single) Capitol Records B-72963 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
B-72988 Rational Youth - Malade album art Rational Youth Malade(7", Single) Capitol Records B-72988 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
RHR 3408 Rational Youth - Just A Sound In The Night album art Rational Youth Just A Sound In The Night(12") Rams Horn Records RHR 3408 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
CAP-45-711, EP-30153 Rational Youth - Holiday in Bangkok / Bang On album art Rational Youth Holiday in Bangkok / Bang On(7", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records CAP-45-711, EP-30153 Philippines 1986 Sell This Version
COB001 Rational Youth - 3 Remixes For The New Cold War album art Rational Youth 3 Remixes For The New Cold War(CD, Single) Coboloid COB001 Canada 1998 Sell This Version