Youth of Today's Ray Cappo Shares Funny Story About Break Down the Walls Cover Photo

The iconic image on the cover of Break Down the Walls. (Photo: Chris Carilli)

During Shelter's recent run of West Coast live dates, singer Ray Cappo visited Pappy's Barber Shop in El Cajon, CA, where he shared a funny story behind an iconic NYHC photo. Taken by Chris Carilli, the pic of Youth of Today tearing it up at the Rat in Boston, which adorns the cover of the band's 1986 debut LP, Break Down the Walls, is one of the most recognizable images in hardcore.

Marc "Pappy" Bennett is a huge hardcore fan, and while getting haircuts at his shop, Ray commented on the photos of Youth of Today that are hanging in Pappy's. In the short and funny clip below, Ray shares a story about the show where the Break Down the Walls photos were shot.

Break Down the Walls is available via Revelation Records, and Shelter will be heading to Europe this summer, including a headlining set at Ieper Hardcore Fest in Belgium.

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