So you skateboard. Big deal, who doesn’t? Somehow Sessions thought it would be fun to put out a compilation featuring skaters or bands with skaters in them. Let’s listen in and see why this is a bad idea.
First up is Johny Manak with “Skate Radio” a song that shares way too much with Wesley Willis (RIP) than is necessary.
Duane Peters is next but unfortunately Duane is a much better skater than songwriter. Shocker.
Mike V. barks his way through “Dehumanized”, an old-school skater doing old-school punk. Poorly.
The Faction, starring Steve Cab is next and they’ve got a little “whoa-whoa” chorus but that’s not enough to salvage the waste of time.
“Teenage Hypochondriac” featuring Kristian Svitak is a bluesy, punk tune that is the highlight of the whole comp, which isn’t really saying a whole hell of a lot.
Pete the Ox does a little grinding, metal piece called “Gay Blade” that I like just because I often use the term, even though I’m not sure why or what it means exactly.
Ray Barbee’s “Triumphant Procession” is a stripped-down piece that has a lot of soul, just like Ray.
Also worthy of note is The Smut Peddlers, just because they’re a pretty cool band.
The moral of the story? For musicians, these guys make pretty good skaters.