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

12 YUL 2 I Want To See The Light — Rational Youth Rational Youth I Want To See The Light(12") Yul Records 12 YUL 2 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
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YUL3, YUL 003 Cité Phosphore — Rational Youth Rational Youth Cité Phosphore (Single) Yul Records, Yul Records YUL3, YUL 003 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
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YUL-004 Pile Ou Face — Rational Youth Rational Youth Pile Ou Face (Single) Yul Records YUL-004 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
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YUL-003, YUL 3 Cite Phosphore / City Of Night — Rational Youth Rational Youth Cite Phosphore / City Of Night (Single) Yul Records YUL-003, YUL 3 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
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12 YUL-4, 12 YUL 4 Saturdays In Silesia (Extended Version) — Rational Youth Rational Youth Saturdays In Silesia (Extended Version) (Single) Yul Records, Yul Records 12 YUL-4, 12 YUL 4 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
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12 YUL-3, 12 YUL 3 City Of Night (Danse Mix) — Rational Youth Rational Youth City Of Night (Danse Mix) (Maxi) Yul Records, Yul Records 12 YUL-3, 12 YUL 3 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
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72927 In Your Eyes — Rational Youth Rational Youth In Your Eyes (Maxi, Single) Capitol Records 72927 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
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RHR 3322 Dancing On The Berlin Wall — Rational Youth Rational Youth Dancing On The Berlin Wall Rams Horn Records RHR 3322 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
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SPRO 265 Rational Youth Heredity (Maxi) Capitol Records SPRO 265 US 1985 Sell This Version
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72980 Bang On — Rational Youth Rational Youth Bang On Capitol Records 72980 US 1985 Sell This Version
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72971 Call Me — Rational Youth Rational Youth Call Me (Single) Capitol Records 72971 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
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B-72963 No More And No Less — Rational Youth Rational Youth No More And No Less (Single) Capitol Records B-72963 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
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B-72988 Malade — Rational Youth Rational Youth Malade(7", Single) Capitol Records B-72988 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
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RHR 3408 Just A Sound In The Night — Rational Youth Rational Youth Just A Sound In The Night(12") Rams Horn Records RHR 3408 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
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CAP-45-711, EP-30153 Holiday in Bangkok / Bang On — Rational Youth Rational Youth Holiday in Bangkok / Bang On(7", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records CAP-45-711, EP-30153 Philippines 1986 Sell This Version
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COB001 3 Remixes For The New Cold War — Rational Youth Rational Youth 3 Remixes For The New Cold War(CD, Single) Coboloid COB001 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
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OCT 053 Everything Is Vapour / Money And Blood — Rational Youth Rational Youth Everything Is Vapour / Money And Blood(CD, Single) October OCT 053 Europe 1999 Sell This Version