Monday, April 29, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
This Stacie figure is from a series of Barbie figures that were included with McDonald's Happy Meals in 2000. According to the package this is an Awesome Skateboard™ Stacie™ Figurine. I'm not sure how you can trademark the term "awesome skateboard" but McDonald's apparently did or at least tried. This is a pretty cheaply made figure with an outdated board but she is actually in a fairly realistic pose.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
This radical pasta is featured on a SpaghettiOs bowl that is just about the right size to hold a full can. He doesn't have enough of a head to wear a helmet but he still rocks the knee and elbow pads. I never knew this dude had a name but after seeing TheO printed near his front foot a quick internet search confirmed it. Apparently he is the third SpaghettiOs mascot after the Wizard of O's (who is a badass pasta saucerer) and Mr. O (who is a muppet). I personally prefer my SpaghettiOs with sliced franks and would've preferred to see a skateboarding hot dog as well.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Surf & Turf Nerds feature a surf flavor (totally tropical punch) and a turf flavor (road rash raspberry) as well as a silhouette of a skater and surfer. I would've much rather have seen the Nerds themselves skating and surfing. Nerds were previously featured here on BPA as a skating figure/container.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Agression's Don't Be Mistaken LP (Better Youth Organization 1983) was the first skate punk album I heard or saw, which is why it is being featured for post #100. Before that I had heard a fair amount of punk albums, some with occasional skate references, but I had not seen a blatant declaration by a band that they were skaters until I saw Don't Be Mistaken. The cover features a photo of Arthur Lake taken by Glen E. Friedman. The back features a drawing of the band by Jaime Hernandez with a couple decks in the background. The album itself features a great skating song called "Intense Energy," as well as some beach tunes such as "Locals Only."
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Social Sickness was a skate punk band from California during the late 00s. This 7" EP was released in 2008 on Flat Black Records (who released a number of skate punk 7"s including the Gross Negligence EP). This cover has a great 80s feel to it - not just the shape of the deck but also the notebook doodle feel and of course the barfing zombie. The EP itself is pretty raging - it comes off as a sped up version of early DC hardcore. It's a little hard to see but the dude on the top left of the back cover is definitely riding a Zorlac Big Boys deck.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
I found this 7" in the used bin at CSR. I cannot pass on a cheap 7" of an unknown band with a skate cover so of course I picked it up (the owner knows this and I think he tucks some away in the older used bins so I go through everything). Anywho, this is a pretty sweet graphic - I seem to remember this being used for an old Skull Skates ad but I couldn't find it. The band is from Costa Mesa, CA and this EP is from 2003. The band is fast, straight forward punk with lyrics about skating, friends and farting.