Youth crew is a subgenre of hardcore punk that was pioneered by Youth Of Today in the mid-1980s, and thrived in the New York hardcore scene of 1988. Youth crew is distinguished from other hardcore and punk scenes by its optimistic, fraternal and more moralistic outlook. The original youth crew bands and fans were predominantly straight edge, and also sometimes advocated vegetarianism. Some of the later spin-off bands delved further into ascetic spiritual and political interests. Read more on Last.fm.