Thursday, July 31, 2008

Skate Death - You Break It-You Buy It LP


Already told you that I got some interesting records of a friend. Well here is the 2nd one (Porno Patrol was the 1st).
Skate Death was a HC/punk band from Alaska. There isn't much to be found on the punk scene in Alaska but one label called Bullhead Records managed to release 2 records in the mid-80's. The Skate Death album, released in 1985, is the 1st one. The 2nd one is the Psychedelic Skeletons/Clyng-Onz split LP which I have and plan to post later.
Skate Death play 20 tracks in about 30 minutes. Lyric sheet isn't included but I think most lyrics aren't that serious. This record isn't so easy to find these days but it's a great listen.

1. Food Is Good
2. Everything You Know
3. Research And Destroy
4. Psalm
5. Cecils Revenge
6. Disorder
7. My Parents Are Disappointed
8. Spare Change
9. Rosary
10. Distemper
11. Media Eye
12. There Was A Man
13. Life Is Such A Boring Job
14. I Think I'm Elvis
15. Ugly Meal
16. Who Will Be The First
17. Better Not Snake Me
18. Now The Day Is Over
19. Thrap
20. Skate Death

Skate Death

23 comments:

RECORD_NERD said...

this is bpretty cool im always down to find a new skate rock band! cheers

Anonymous said...

Great stuff, looking forward to the split!!
Daniel.

bernard the frog said...

so glad you decided to start this blog curious quickly became one of my fav,s esp with posts like this cheers mate

Donut Duck said...

You break it - you buy it is a priceless title for a comp like that!

DD

Curious Guy said...

I like the title "Life Is Such A Boring Job" :)

Donut Duck said...

LOL, that one is great too!

DD

Donut Duck said...

Oh and thanks alot for ripping the AMUCK compilation. Do you post that on your blog?

DD

Curious Guy said...

For sure! Has alot of non-punk stuff on it as well.

Donut Duck said...

Right, i have the tracklist!

DD

Anonymous said...

I had a star crossed love affair with the bass player of skatedeath in 1981. I still love him!!!

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haizman_brain said...

I had this record in high school (mid 80's) and have been looking for a copy since then. I think they were from Alaska if I recall.

Joshua Ferg said...

Coming from Anchorage in the mid 80's, I used to see these guys on a regular basis at the Warehaus - the local punk house in town. If you have the poster that came inside the sleeve, you have a real find. They were an OK band - good music to get drunk to and try to pick up punk girls in flannel.

Curious Guy said...

Hery Joshua, good to know you saw them back in the day. Well I ripped it from a friend's copy and it doesn't have the poster inside.

Anonymous said...

I was the singer in this band.
I'm still in a band w/drumber dude.

Joshua Ferg said...

Anonomous - Mike? Where are you nowadays? You guys used to rehearse in the basement where Dean and Even Perry and I used to reherse...

What's the name of your band now?

Anonymous said...

Was that the house where the 'rocker dudes'(!!) threw a bucket of rocks through the window while we were playing?
Fun Times!

myspace.com/thedickins

uncle liberty said...

I FOUND OUT ABOUT SKATE DEATH FROM ONE OF ITS OLD MEMBERS I MET DOWN HERE IN SD. THE GUY IS PLAYING MUSIC AGAIN, AND WANTS TO HEAR SOME OF HIS OLD TRACKS. HOW CAN I GET A LISTEN? RESPOND TO MY_RESUME_NOW@YAHOO.CA

Brian Foss said...

hey Joshua Ferg -

do you know where Dean and Even Perry are these days?
i was briefly a (lousy) drummer in the ABDKs w/ them & would love to know they're up to

Joshua Ferg said...

That's funny - I actually formed ABDK with Dean, Evan and Gino Campize.

troylloyd said...

I had to leave a comment here, regardless of posts age, I'm glad archives such as this exist (blogs are great b/c you can find real info as opposed to endless bullshitz saturated pixeldusty). . .

This is a great album.

It contains what I consider to be one of the best skaterock songs of all time "better not snake me".

We were on family vacation in S.F. & my folks were coll, I went sakatin' round town (shame: gettin' harshed on heavy @ Embarcadero Center's Justin Herman Plaza. . .I felt like a total poser), but I also copp'd some wax @ R RaDICAL recordshop & this LP was amongst my selections.

Also, I still have a THRASHER SKATEROCK flyer I tore fromma telepole complete w/ PusHead art & SepticDeath etc. . .

. . .damn, I was such a dumb mixed'up kid, but I dug the record so much that I wrote to the band & I was stoked when I got shit back from them!. . .they were in Texas at the time, but I got killer goods w/ actual handwritten letters etc, stickers!!!(one of my fave SD stickers which I still have was a monkey perfectly sized to fit on my lightswitch, when switched on the monkey is erect, the switch fits perfect as his dingdong, pretty funny). . .

. . .sadly, some schmuck swiped it all from me, FUCK, I've lost so many jammin' records thru either thievery or trying to be cool & turn folks on & the record ends up not mine anymore, yikes, when I see the prices some of those old hXc rec's go for. . .

. . .along w/ the letters was a tape w/ new material & some demo stuff. . .all good.. .

. . .I think fersure this LP deserves a repress, but what do I know? - here it is online for easy access anyways. . .shit, I just need to get one of those digi to cassette thingies b/c I like wax 'n tapes 'n paper. . .

. . .I'm 41 & still skate, no longboards for me, I still skate street. . .

. . .one of the SD letters had as a return addy: MR. YUCK & THE BUTTERFLY REVOLUTION. . .cool as shit!

Curious Guy said...

Someone stole some records of me as well a long time ago. Ripcord, Heresy, Doom all disappeared from my collection.
I totally agree that this album needs a reissue.
Thanks a lot for the story. And welcome to the 40+ club :)

Anonymous said...

troylloyd-
If you happen to see this, find me
on facebook or whatever and I'll
send you some more crap.

MIKE BELYEA