My skate career ended sometime around the age of 16 when I finally worked up the balls to go down the roll in at Whites Creek only to lean too far forward and stack it. Too chicken shit to ride, I figured I was less likely to break a bone listening to music…
But anyway, skate label/shop PASS~PORT have put together a comp to celebrate 11 years in the biz, collecting tracks used in the brand’s videos so far. Even though the comp collects acts outside of Sydney, it serves as a love letter of sorts to the city.
From the glitzy ironic harbourside sheen of Severed Heads’ ‘Lamborghini’, to the late nite drive of Low Life and Orion, the industrial churn of Party Dozen and Boiling Hot Politician, to the longing optimism of Lajamanu Teenage Band, etc. etc. As the XL Capris track on the comp puts it best: My city of Sydney, I miss the warmth of you.
Rebecca's Theme (Water) ~ A.R.T Wilson
Visions ~ Lajamanu Teenage Band
End Of The Night ~ Surfing
Lamborghini ~ Severed Heads
Taken' The Heat ~ Donny Benet
Sexy Alien ~ Orion
Body By Crystal ~ Spike Fuck
My City Of Sydney ~ XL Capris
Dogging ~ Low Life
The Living Man ~ Party Dozen
Lizards In My Drain ~ Boiling Hot Politician