BYO - someone's gonna get their head to believe in something
Someone's Gonna Get Their head To
Believe In Something
An Introduction to the BYO.......1992
BETTER YOUTH ORGANISATION
[BYO] was envisioned as a collective, positive
voice for the often maligned "punk,
music community. Bros. Shaun & Mark Stern, who, along with younger brother
Adam made up the notorious
started the BYO in '79
as a reaction against police violence, outside exploitation & general
negative outlook held against
Punk/alternative music scene in Los Angeles,
CA. After running a house called
"Skinhead Manor" in Hollywood during the summer
of1980, a place where kids from all over Sth. California met & exchanged
ideas, the group was able to run a rather large nightclub called
for about 3 months during 81/82. They then released the 1st BYO LP, the "
Someone Got Their Head Kicked In," compilation in Spring 1982. It featured
8 sth CA. bands including the 1st vinyl from YOUTH BRIGADE. They invested in
an old school bus and organized the
1st BYO tour. It took Youth Brigade and friends
through about 20 shows, thousands of miles of travelling
and a wild and wonderful time recorded on 60 hours of video tape and made
the documentary, "Another State Of Mind."
Since then they've released over
25 records, promoted shows, booked bands and toured
in the US, Canada & Europe, published a mag, several videos (along
with being instrumental in creating the previously mentioned movie and have plans
to produce a new video...
"Searching For America"
documenting what's happened in the 10 years since the
and examining what music and youth can do to change things in the world!)
We believe that "youth" is an attitude,
not an age & that every generation has the responsibility to change
what they feel is wrong in the world.
You can do anything if you believe & we must try to make the world
a better place for everyone, 'cause if we don't