One of Canada’s first synth-pop groups, Rational Youth was formed in the summer of 1981 by Tracy Howe (The Normals, Men Without Hats, Heaven Seventeen) and Bill Vorn (U, Sacred Noise). Inspired by the influential Kraut-rock band Kraftwerk, they set out to create their own brand of modern electronic music. Within months of their first meeting, Tracy and Bill, along with Mario Spezza, recorded and released their first 12” single “I Want To SeeThe Light” b/w “Coboloid Race” on the newly formed YUL Records imprint.
The 5Lp provides an almost complete overview of their works from 1981-1984
LP 1: COLD WAR NIGHT LIFELP 2: YUL RECORDS 1981-1983LP 3: DEMOS, OBSCURE, LIVE AND RARE 1981-1983LP 4: LIVE IN WINNIPEG 1983LP 5: THE CAPITOL YEARS 1983/84