Unavailable for years "We're Not In This Alone" was the ultimate record for the straight edge hardcore powerhouse, Youth Of Today. Originally released on Caroline in 1988 this album featured one of the most impressive line-ups in hardcore history; Ray Cappo (Shelter, Better Than A Thousand) on vocals, Porcell (Shelter, Judge, Gorilla Biscuits) on guitar, Walter (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits) on bass and Sammy Siegler(CIV, Judge, Side By Side, Gorilla Biscuits) on drums.
The songs on "We're Not In This Alone" are born from the band's dedication to straight edge, positive living and the strength of the both the individual and of a generation. Full of energy and inspiration this record was an essential step in the development of hardcore. Completely remastered and designed with tons of rare, previously unissued photos and complete lyrics.
On TrueTillDeath.com Procell writes: "When Youth of Today was recording "We're Not In This Alone" at Chung King studios during the daytime, Danzig was recording their first record in the same room at night. The walls of the control room were freshly painted, so naturally we wrote tons of sXe graffiti all over them. Much to our surprise, the next day we came in to see that Glenn Danzig and Rick Rubin had defaced our posi-core drawings with various pentagrams and goat's heads. This was the start of a graffitti war of light vs. darkness between the two bands that lasted the whole session. We would cover their dripping-blood skull drawings with things like "Wake up and live, warlocks!" and they would retaliate with "Your mother's in here with us, Cappo" and so on. On one of the last days of mixing, Sammy and I were leaving the studio just as Glenn was walking in. As he got into the elevator, I turned, raised my fist in the air and shouted "Straight Edge!" Glenn flashed us an evil grin, made the sign of the devil horns with his fingers, and calmly said "Satan" as the elevator doors closed."