is a Canadian New Wave
band, originally formed in 1981 in Montreal
, by synthesizer wizards Tracy Howe, former singer and drummer for Montreal punk band "The Normals", and Bill Vorn, both of whom idolized the German synthpop
Among the band's notable singles were "City of Night", "Saturdays in Silesia" and "Dancing on the Berlin Wall," from their debut album, Cold War Night Life
(1982); and "No More and No Less" from Heredity
In 1999, Rational Youth, with a new lineup of original frontman Howe and new keyboard players Jean-Claude Cutz and Dave Rout, released its first album after fourteen years, To the Goddess Electricity
Rational Youth toured throughout Scandinavia over the next two years, playing its final concert on November 3, 2001, at the Tinitus Festival in Stockholm, Sweden.
Original members Tracy Howe and Bill Vorn came together again in 2009, recording a new version of their 1982 hit "Dancing On The Berlin Wall" in honour of the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Wall.
- Tracy Howe – vocals, synthesizers, guitar
- Bill Vorn – synthesizers, vocoder
- Kevin Komoda