, also known as Youth
, (born 27 December 1960
) is an influential record producer
and a founding member and bassist
of the UK
band Killing Joke
. Glover was born in Africa
Glover is named after the reggae chanter Big Youth
, who was hugely popular with late 70's London punk bands. After leaving Killing Joke, Youth played in his own commercially oriented dub funk band, Brilliant. The band did not live up to the gut visceral force of Killing Joke, and soon disbanded. Soon after exiting Killing Joke, Youth started the WAU! Mr Modo label, releasing a selection of industrial techno dubs, and heavy sound system dubs from artists like Napthali, Mannasseh, Bim Sherman and Jah Warrior. These discomixes, released in the late 80's, are long deleted and fetch high sums in private sales.
Youth's connections with dub continued in the mid 90's when he was asked by Adrian Sherwood to remix some of Bim Sherman's tracks for a reworking of the "Miracle" album. He also recently appeared on a Ted Parsons/NIC dub album. The remix Youth contributes opens with a sample from Glen Brown's "Version '78", a track originally released on the South East label.
His Butterfly Records
label has produced such artists as Take That
, Wet Wet Wet
, , Tom Jones
, The Orb
, Paul McCartney
, Maria McKee
and Heather Nova
. Youth was the co-producer of The Verve
's famous Urban Hymns
album, Guns N' Roses
' as-yet unreleased Chinese Democracy
and Dolores O'Riordan
's 'Are You Listening?' album. He also produced and remixed for other bands including Primal Scream
, Siouxsie & the Banshees
, Art of Noise
, Crowded House
, P.M. Dawn
, Wet Wet Wet
, Depeche Mode
, The Shamen
, Dolores O'Riordan
and Gravity Kills
. Produces also under the name Orion.
Glover is also credited with founding the first psychedelic trance record label, Dragonfly Records. Youth also formed other record labels such as Liquid Sound Design and Kamaflage Records. He is well known on the psychedelic trance scene and participated in collaborations such as Celtic Cross (with Simon Posford), The Fireman (with Paul McCartney), Dub Trees (with Greg Hunter etc.), and Zodiac Youth.
He is a member of the band Transmission with Simon Tong of The Verve, Paul Ferguson of Killing Joke and Tim Bran of Dreadzone. He has also played guitar on several tracks on the 2007 Client album "Heartland."
In 2008 he produced the Delays album Everything's The Rush.
Youth won the Producer Of The Year
award in 1998 for his work on The Verve
album Urban Hymns