Skate or… do something else
Well. They’ve only gone and re-released Stupids’ Peruvian Vacation, remastered and with another fifteen or so tracks – which has sent me back to 1985 and my temporary thing for skatepunk. I couldn’t ride a skateboard during the second wave of interest in falling off a bit of moving wood, but I did like the poppier end of the hardcore thrash that went with it. Stupids (the ‘The’ is a shibboleth that is FROWNED UPON by humourless sk8ter bois – sorry, skaters) were very much the right mix of speed and fun, the Banana Splits teenage rush mixed with US hardcore. This is a great album and it has reminded me how much fun you can have when you’re sixteen, watching your mates skinning their knees in the summer sun. Stupids, I salute you.
Two crackers from this album – one sort-of cover of a very famous song and one that’s not recommended if you have a trip to the dentists coming up. I could have added a few more but… Plus a skate anthem from the more straight-down-the-line-and-more-metal Suicidal Tendencies. In all its crackly 7″ goodness. Includes the line “If it ain’t insane then you can’t get rad”, which might be true for all I know. Have a little mosh, on your own if need be. You’ll thank me for it.
‘Born To Built To Grind‘ – Stupids – Peruvian Vacation
‘Always Never Fun‘ – Stupids – Peruvian Vacation
‘Possessed To Skate‘ – Suicidal Tendencies – Possessed To Skate 7″
God knows about Suicidal Tendencies, but you can buy this highly recommended Stupids product here.
Posted on August 14, 2008, in Album reviews, where are they now pile and tagged Ipswich, skatepunk, springsteen covers, stupids, suicidal tendencies, the campaign for real moshing, UK hardcore. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.