Thursday, May 8, 2008
The Young & the Useless - Real Men Don't Floss
The Young and the Useless is best known for their sought after Real Men Don't Floss e.p. which was put out on Dave Parsons' Ratcage Records label back in late 1982. The group original featured Adam Horovitz, Adam Trese, Arthur Africano, and David Scilken who all rehearsed in Abby Stoddard's basement. The best known member of the group is Adam Horovitz, who went on to join the Beastie Boys in December 1983 when he filled the vacancy created by the absence of guitarist John Berry. At this point, Adam Horovitz was concurrently playing in both groups. Yet, following the unexpected success of the Cooky Puss album, the Beastie Boys began playing more shows thus drawing Horovitz’s time away from the Young and the Useless. Sadly, by late 1984 the Young and the Useless had slowly fallen apart. On October 28th, 1984 they played what was perhaps their last gig at CBGB’s club in New York. In about 18 months time, the Young and the Useless had gone from being regulars at CBGB's to performing only on rare occasion.
The Young & The Useless - Real Men Don't Floss