Was going to put up the first LP, then saw it was available on CD so I didn’t. Will have to settle for this live set, It was recorded at The Bridge House in Canning Town, London E16, sometime in early 1982, and was released by Bridge House Records on the band’s own imprint due to it’s ‘bootleg’ quality. The band was active from 1979, performing both material and having an image with a definite Velvet Underground influence. At this stage the band sported Mo Tucker or Stirling Morrison type haircuts and dressed in black with wrap round shades on!
Another huge influence on the sound was The Only Ones, a band which included Peter Perrett who produced Wasted Youth for the sessions which spawned the second single ‘I’ll Remember You’. The Only Ones also took the band on tour in 1980. Wasted Youth lasted a little over three years from inception, until a gig at the Venue in Victoria, London SW1, late 1982. They were capable of recording some great singles (now collected and available on a Jungle Records CD) and of course one great studio LP ‘ Wild And Wondering’. The guitarist went on to play for Flesh For Lulu, who were to become popular in the then relatively infant ‘gothic’ scene. The first single by Wasted Youth is on this site somewhere if you use the search function. I am hesitant to put more on because of the Jungle CD. Some good material on this LP including ‘Charlie and Harry’ which is is an immense track.