I remember, long ago before the internet took hold on our brains and our fingertips when the early days of punk rock communication were based off of the scenes strongest element in the word of mouth or a telephone call... I was at school when I heard David had killed himself from a friend who came in class late. I think my friends and I were at a loss. Reagan Youth had just put out their second LP fairly recently on Nicky Garret's New Red Archives label. I actually wept later over my beer that evening as my crew got together and blaired the "Youth Anthems For The New Order" and "Volume 2" LP's in continuos rotation. Reagan Youth were one of those narly hardcore bands that got you through and shaped your life as a kid. The sounds of DYS, Agression, X, Slime (Germany), D.O.A., The Subhumans (Canadian), DDT, SS Decontrol, The Stalin, Manson Youth, Neon Christ, U.K. Subs, the list goes on were all an integral part shaping me as a youth both musically and intellectually. Reagan Youth were a very powerful force whether it be the humorous beligerence against society from the early days or the conceptual rantings from the second LP. I know Dave took a bad spiral and I understand why he took the way out that he chose. Life in itself is complex, painful and there are no guarantees that you will ever have a happy ending. If you don't have this already buy it!!