Wasted Youth (also known as LA’s Wasted Youth) was a hardcore punk band in the early 1980s from Los Angeles, California. The band followed in the footsteps of Black Flag and the Circle Jerks. It was a prominent and popular act among the Los Angeles punk underground. Other bands active in the early 1980s Los Angeles punk scene were The Adolescents, T.S.O.L., Social Distortion, Bad Religion, Agent Orange, and The Stains.
Footage of the original lineup (1981-1983) can be seen in the film Slog Movie, which is a film documenting the Orange County punk scene.