… this is Doc Skaterock a.k.a. Flow writing from Germany. Kilwag asked me, if I wanted to be an author for sna, and hell yeah, I want to be a part of that site. What an honor, thank you Kilwag!! So what am I going to write here about? Skaterock? Yes! Skatesploitation? Yes! And for sure some other trash, too. We will see. For those who don´t know me so far, I´ve been writing about my passion Skaterock for more than one and a half decade now, starting with my own fanzine in 1996 (simply called “Skaterock”) and then writing and photographing for the German skatemag Boardstein from the beginning (2000) till the end of it (2008 or was it 2009?). This year I finished and self-published my book about what I dared to call “Vintage Skaterock“, the skateboard music that was performed and recorded before the term “Skaterock” was officially created.
I hope you are also interested in that kinda stuff. Please fell free to comment, sent tips, leave feedback, give away your record collection….
… enjoy life!
I got this unexpected bit of joy in the mail a few weeks ago, and so now I’m using it as good excuse to start up the reviews section of Skate and Annoy again. Right now it’s just the old static content from the old site that’s sort of been hidden… since 2009!!!! The formatting on some of those old reviews is kind of janky, but rather than going back and fix everything first, I’m going to start adding new ones. I’m actually a good way through a major WordPress theme design for the reviews but who knows when I’ll have the time to finish it.
On that note, I’d love to have a few extra fingers on the keyboard for the reviews. Almost any product is fair game. We used to review things like bubblegum and beer back in our print editions. I’m thinking about reviewing Legoland in Florida. But that’s enough about reviews, on to Pure Fun.
PURE FUN – West Coast Release Part on September 15th in Long Beach, CA. Flyer after the jump.
Skate Jawn has good photography and a nice clean layout, plus interviews with people I don’t know. There’s even an interview with Todd Falcon and they don’t make fun of him. They hit me up to advertise, so I checked it out. You should too.
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Categories: Skate, Zines
on July 17th, 2012
A while back I was periodically updating the archive of periodicals, aka the 80′s Skate Zine Gallery. I’ve been lagging and sorely sagging. meanwhile, there’s Local Chaos out of Ann Arbor, Michigan whose print issues span 1984 to the present day, with a short period of abstinence. LC has more zines scanned in their archives (from all over) than I probably have in my whole collection. Time to get back on the horse.
Holy Cow (skates) It’s the legendary GSD and his seminal zine Skate Fate. I’ll bet he hates being called legendary.GSD is celebrating the 30 (!) year anniversary of Skate Fate by releasing a 320 page best of volume, which you can pick up for a reasonable price at Blurb, except the shipping (fixed pirce from Blurb) is pretty steep. Anyone want to go in on a joint order? Press release and sample pages after the jump.
The entire back catalog, save issue #21 is up for grabs on eBay courtesy of Davoud himself.
Issue 14 of the zine Levil Uniform has a vintage pinup theme. Check it out.
Born Ugly #8 is out. More of the same quality stuff you’ve come to expect. There’s an nterview with Washington DC skater/photog Shaun Gregoire, an interview Rob Lee from with Richmond Virginia (no it’s not the Dukes of Hazard car…) and a feature on the Kingshighway DIY spot in Saint Louis. My favorite thing in this issue is the graphic (seen above, without the Super 8 MOtel logo) that you can photocopy (or download) for use as a t-shirt design for your own DIY spot fundraiser. The C.R.E.T.E. (Clandestine Revitalization and Enhancement of Transitionless Environments) design comes with excellent instructions, 2A being the best; If you know how to screenprint already then why are you reading this? Just go do it. It just so happens that Sauce zine has already made some, so you can get yours if you want to help as yet unnamed Porltand DIY spots.
Two B-zines on the A-list. Born Ugly hits issue 7. Iove this zine/scene. too much metal for my personal tastes but the fun is so pervasive that I’m ready to roll with it, if not Rawk and Roll with it. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the globe, Bailgun hits issue #11, and it’s a phucking phat 114 pages. Definitely not your average slapped together affair, although you’ll need to get your German on to read some of it. If you can’t score a print issue, both of these are available for reading online.
Venerable 80′s east coast zine out of Maryland with one of the best names ever is online. I’ve had my internet eye open for it for years, but I’ve been lax lately as Killer Dork Sessions has been up for a while now. Lots of old photos and four hours of videos if you can believe it. Plus you can download some old issues.