This Is Skateboard Music
A Collection Of Real 1970s Skateboarding Tunes
DIG016 CD (digipak)
DIG016 LP (limited gatefold edition)
release date, Germany: 23rd of May 2005
The compilation This is Skateboard Music presents 14 tracks, written in
the heydays of asphalt surfing in the late 70s and all about only one
At this time people worked feverishly on the sound that should accompany
the new, but rapidly growing phenomenon. Everyone wanted to write the one
summer-hit and to create the soundtrack of this movement. Yet, actually
nobody really knew what it should sound like exactly...!
The perfectly harmonic part-singing of bands like the English Carvells
reminds of the surf music of the 60s and especially the Beach Boys.
Zack Ferguson, who rocked Italian discos with his Aa Aa Uu Aa Ee
in 1979, presents with Skateboard Dancin’ a piece of eccentric
disco-pop and Zafra’s Skateboard Shuffle is solid Funk. Mr. 'The
Singin’ Surfer' Corky Carroll, who is best known for Tan punks
on board, a modern surf music classic, delivers with Skateboard
Bill a piece of classic American song-writing.
Powerpop bands like The Rivals and Wood Lane’s Skateboard
Saturday show that skateboarding was also very much en vogue in
England. And even Marc Bolan was infected with the skateboard virus
as his rare T.Rex demo-track Skateboard shows.
It’s exactly this stylistic variety that makes this music so charming,
because one can already sense the marketing efforts, but it still is - at
least of today’s perspective – wonderfully naive.
So if you want to immerse the world of Californian pools, nose wheelies,
360s, and teenager dreams on four wheels, this is your sound!
The CD will be a released as a luxurious digipak. The vinyl comes as a
limited edition in gatefold sleeve. Both versions with liner notes.