Die Skateboard-Welle war schon eine Weile in Deutschland angekommen, als man dem Thema einen deutschen Song gab.
In the 70′s there was a German teeny bopper who had some sort of hit song called Skateboard, Uh ah ah. At some point recently he tried to mount a comeback which involved rereleasing the song with new, updated mixes. There’s not much info out there that’s easy to find on this Benny character. For example, iTunes seems to have him confused with a Mexican perfomer of the same name.
- Thanks to Spencer Montgomery for the tip.
[Source: Skate in the Ramp]
Here’s the audio track.
Here’s the comeback re-released and remixed single from 1999. So hip it hurts (your ears). To listen to it you need go check out Amazon’s mp3 samples. There’s two mixes with English and German versions of both. The Rudeboard mixes must be some sort of a (crappy) tribute to Trio.
In English, the lyrics are spectacular. “Get out of school, come on and put on your jeans. Leave you homework at home, go where the action begins.” and so on. Aw heck. “Skateboard, oh ah ah. City Surfin, ah ah. Skateboard, oh ah ah. It’s a crazy race. Skateboard, oh ah ah. Sidewalk riding, ah ha. Skateboard, oh ah ah. On the concrete race.”
There’s another German release on the same record label for the same song, but sung by a band called Copains.
Here’s another version of the single, with out the “uh ah ah.”
Maybe the folks at iTunes think he’s Mexican because he also did a song called Amigo Charly Brown, which it should be noted, has nothing to do with the Universal Features copyrighted character known as Charlie Brown.