Bonless Super Honor Retro Non-Retro


There music videos featuring skateboards. “Super Skate” is a French single by Rika Zarai from 1978. It’s really retro, right down to the pads, skateboards and Dune Buggy. Then there’s “Boneless” (2013) by Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo. The video blurs the edges between the 80’s, 90’s and present day. Boneless features 80’s graphics and fashion, late 90’s video game simulation, modern skateboarding, boardslides mislabeled “grindage.” I’d say this could be an intentional post-modern mashup, but the fact that there’s not a single boneless in a video for song called “Boneless” suggests that someone didn’t do their homework. In a completely different musical and visual direction, there’s the 2013 song “Honor Never Dies” by Hatebreed. I wish cartoon screaming over metal music would die, but I guess that’s still a thing.

Rika Zarai – Super Skate (1978)

Here’s a picture of the 7″ single for Super Skate. [Source:]


Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo – Boneless (Official Video). I guess this is the whole track. It plays like an extended intro. I kept waiting for the “the song” to start.

A few choice video captures of Boneless.





Hatebreed – Honor Never Dies (Official Music Video)


  1. alot of my homies who i skated with in high school listened to hatebreed I back em. Chris Cole is a huge Lamb of God fan. Plus that video was sick. Steve AOKI. not so much. Looks like he was trying to copy the Back Forty. which is lame enough on its own. haha.

    • Lard bomb on February 3, 2015 - Reply

      I didn’t know platinum blond penthouse pets lived in such squalor…

  2. Lard bomb on February 3, 2015 - Reply

    Shouldn’t the aoki video have a Benihana in it? I mean didn’t his father found Benihana? And yeah any board pre 1993 is called a ‘cruzer’ now. So annoying

    • talentlessquitter on February 3, 2015 - Reply

      Even worse: longboarders talking about ‘shortboards’.

      • Lard bomb on February 5, 2015 - Reply

        I can’t hate my hosoi hammerhead long board…don’t fear the extended wheelbase….or gonz fucking up a half pipe on a long board…I don’t fuck w/ the no tail no nose drop thru…save the 13.75 wb for Steve Rocco’s hot pants

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