Saturday, 15 July 2017


Ok, we move to Berlin and meet Zerstörte Jugend, a German hardcore punk band which was founded in 1983 while Vorkriegsjugend are still active but it boiled within VKJ and so Heiland (vox), Sepp (guitars), Bomber (bass) and Rubbel (drums) decided to form another combo and via Shlitz Musikversorgung they released this superb album with ten energic storming HC/Punk candles, essentially like VKJ with the same hardness and aggressiveness. One year later the mini album 'Spastic Nightmare' followed on Destiny Records and three songs on the brilliant What Doesn't Hurt Us Makes Us Stronger compilation. Remarkable the cover, a harmless young man that wants to cut up a young girl, smack-fueled punk ;)


  1. Hi Michael, Nishan AKA Mark Underground here. Just wanting to touch base with you. You were always a great friend.
    I hope all is well with you. Thinking of creating a new blog...not just music but about the aged punk. I'm 53 soon 54 and feel all has been forgotten for the elderly Punk. Not sure what I will do. I tried to download your tribute to your loved and lost girl but it was not active, sad, i'd like to have heard that one. Much love to you and family.
    Do you remember my E-mail? Love to hear from you.

    1. Hey Nish, glad to hear again from you and I'm feelin' okay, thx. Got your email too and write back soon.

      Cheerio mate!!

  2. Funny that you did the Charge Post and then almost immediately this one. Because Zerstörte Jugend (Destroyed Youth) took their name precisely from The Charge's Destory the Youth EP you posted! Yes, their link with VKJ can be felt in their music but the general approach is different, ZJ are a bit slower, but they compensate the loss of speed with more intensity; the vocals and everything are more macabre and 'destroyed'. It's a great record, a bit better than VKJ (who are good, too) to my ears. I'm not downloading this one, I have it already ;)


    Fernando :)