The Mean Jeans are a contemporary punk band from Portland, OR playing catchy songs about partying, food, space and slime. They have numerous skateboard references on their records and shirts. Above is a Dirty Donny shirt graphic made for those who helped finance their "Possessed to Party" video (check out the sweet Bebop cameo on the right). This is the 2nd Dirty Donny skate graphic for a shirt (the other is below). Also below is the back of their most recent 7" split (with Big Eyes) and a small graphic from the lyric sheet included in their first album, Are You Serious? (2009 Dirtnap Records). Check out Mean Jeans and Dirty Donny.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Vitamin X are a thrash band from Amsterdam. Their We Came Here for Fun E.P. was released in 2001 by Underestimated Records for their U.S. Spring Tour. It features a straight edge skeleton pulling an air in front of the Capital Building which has been heavily fortified (most likely due to a skeletonized skate zombie invasion).
Sunday, February 24, 2013
This smooth-wheeling, high-kicking skateboard champ of the backstreets is named Decker and he is a Bendos. Bendos are a series of bendable figures involved in various activities/sports/vocations. This guy is pretty bendable although his torso doesn't bend so it is hard to get him into some grabs (stalefish for instance). There are no tabs or magnets connecting his feet to the board so it is hard to keep him on it without some sort of grab. The card below came with him and gives his issue date (1999) as well as his birthday for some reason.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Edit: I found the blue Frankster:
Monday, February 11, 2013
Death rides a skateboard. Gross Negligence is a contemporary punk band out of California. This EP came out in 2009 on Flat Black Records, which has a number of 7"s with skate covers, most of which I have found scrounging through the used bin at Celebrated Summer Records. Check out the first track "Skate the Apocalypse" below.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Tunes is a Fry Bender, which is not a cyborg hybrid of Fry and Bender from Futurama, but a personified french fry from McDonald's. This particular guy is intended for the under 3 crowd. He is from 1989, which explains his deck shape as well as the boombox.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Donald Duck is seen here cruising in standard cartoon figure stance (back foot facing backwards). He usually just hangs out pantless but decided to get a bit more formal for this session with his periwinkle shorts. He's also rockin an old 70s style helmet.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Code of Honor's debut 7" from 1982 is an excellent example of early skate punk featuring a cover on par with JFA's Blatant Localism EP. They later had the track "I Killed the Dove" from their Beware the Savage Jaw LP (1984) featured during Scott Bourne's part in the Consolidated Skateboards video Is What It Is.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Complain were a Japanese thrash band from the early 2000s. They were part of what became known as "bandana thrash" and put out the Make a Mistake 7" EP on 625 Thrashcore in 2002. The EP is pretty raging and someone put the whole thing up so have a listen.