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Youth Is Wasted on the Young
Twelve Caesars
Youth Is Wasted on the Young
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Twelve Caesars
Title: Youth Is Wasted on the Young
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Minty Fresh
Original Release Date: 12/8/1998
Release Date: 12/8/1998
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 796627003028

CD Reviews

Sparky | Washington, D.C. | 01/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Caesar's Palace, The Caesars, The Twelve Caesars - they're all the same group. They go by different names depending on location - Twelve Caesars in most of Scandinavia, The Caesars in North America, and Caesar's Palace in Sweden, most of europe, and the rest of the world.

They currently have five albums:
39 Minutes of Bliss (as The Caesars)
Paper Tigers (as The Caesars)
Youth Is Wasted On The Young (as The Twelve Caesars)
Cherry Kicks (as Caesar's Palace)
Love For The Streets (as Caesar's Palace)

I hope this helps clarify some things.

I give EVERY SINGLE ALBUM five out of five stars - great vocals, great leads, great base, great melodies, great everything. If you like rock, don't pass this up."
Miss this at your own risk
Douglas Cornell | Corunna, MI United States | 01/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you think the Hives are something special, then do yourself a favor and check out The Twelve Caesars. Like the Hives, the Caesars are from Sweden, and both bands infuse gobs of energy into the classic garage rock formula. But the Caesars go one better by incorporating infectious melodies into the 13 three minute gems on Youth Is Wasted On the Young. Oh, and if you've seen the SMIRNOFF ICE(tm) commercial - the one where the guys start a party in a laundromat - then you've heard The Twelve Caesars.Youth starts out with a mild paring of acoustic guitar and piano, but seconds later the guitars are kicked up to eleven as the singer rants, "I wanna smoke crack/ 'cuz your never coming back/I wanna shoot speed balls/ bang my head against the wall/I wanna sniff glue /'cuz I can't get over you." I've played this album for my 18-year-old daughter Caitlin, and even though she's been riding the modern rock bandwagon, she asked me to burn her a copy because "that song ROCKS."The fun continues with fast, melodic rockers like "Lets Go Parking Baby" and "I'm Gonna Kick You Out." The exuberant melodies and garage-style enthusiasm continues with the angry rant, "You're My Favorite." Yes, all these songs are of the boy-meets-girl variety, but here the boy isn't afraid to tell the girl that she's "always my second choice" and that she's "older than my mother." Try not to smile while listening to the chorus of "She's a planet." Good fun."
Ahead of their time
D. Sippel | Chicago, IL United States | 04/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With all the attention that bands like The Hives, White Stripes, Strokes, Vines, etc. have received over the last couple of years, if Youth Is Wasted On The Young was released within that time, The Twelve Caesars would have received more than their share of the hype. While it was a welcome change to hear a more eclectic mix of music on the radio (and it still is), several of the bands I've mentioned here didn't quite deliver the goods consistently enough on their respective full length debuts. In contrast, Youth Is Wasted On The Young takes right off from the start, with the jaw droppingly catchy (and powerful) Sort It Out, and continues in high gear to the end.All of the songs here crackle with garagey abandon. The mixes are raw, leaving the power intact. Unlike much of The Hives's work, Twelve Caesars liberally dose their rave ups with massive pop hooks. I challenge any listener to resist the irresistable Sort It Out, You're My Favourite, Anything You Want, She's A Planet, and the slightly reserved, Optic Nerve.While the Twelve Caesars rock the laundromat on a recent Bacardi commercial with a track from this CD, I can find no evidence that the band is still around: no follow up album, no recent U.S. tour, no mention in the press, nothing. (Very weird thing just happened. I just this minute got an e-mail from a friend who I'm meeting up with tonight to go see The Soundtrack of Our Lives. One of the opening bands is simply called the Caesars. My friend says that these Caesars also hail from Sweden, and are currently featured in a commercial. Could this be a coincidence, or am I in for an unexpected treat this evening?)Whether or not the Twelve Caesars are still around, or whether or not this CD was released in 2002, 2001, or twenty years ago, Youth Is Wasted On The Young is a great, timeless collection of revved up, pop rockers, with a 60's garage, and 70's punk edge. Just the first 30 seconds or so of Sort It Out should be enough get hooked. Enjoy."