Thrasher Magazine put out the first skate rock volume in 1983. For whatever reason it was a cassette only release. Volume 2, Blazing Wheels and Barking Trucks, followed in 1984 and was released both on LP and cassette. The tracklist is a who's who of early '80s skaterock, including McRAD, The Big Boys, The Faction, Los Olvidados, Free Beer, JFA, Tales of Terror and The Drunk Injuns. Thrasher would put the next 2 volumes out on vinyl before reverting back to the cassette-only format.