Now this was
one of those discs that really took me back! Streets on Fire is an old school
skate disc from Santa Cruz and features names that anyone who gives a toss
about skating would have heard of. The basic story is that Jason Jessee has
been caught skating in a public place and sentenced to death. Whilst he has
his wait on Death Row he is visited by all his mates who have been skating all
over the world and now just want to tell him all about it.
on this disc is sensational and from a historical perspective shows a period
of time that we as skaters were just making the transition from the stylish
skating of the 70's to the vert and street styles that you see today. There's
still plenty of carving on this disc though and a lot of gully skating.
For those of you who might have checked out the latest Tony Hawk game on your
Playstation 2 lately, watch this one closely as Natas Kaupas does the spin
that is one of your tasks in the game. It's neat to see that this was a no BS
trick the guy actually performed back in the day. As far as a signature trick
goes, it's pretty swell as well.
footage to watch out for is Steve Alba ripping it up in some pipes and bowls.
Those who keep an eye out would have seen Salba on a number of releases
recently about pool skating, most notably on Chlorine and Fruit of the Vine.
The guy's a legend and still out there ripping it up on the daily.
of this disc was alright for most of it, however there was quite a lengthy
period that a hair or something was in the top left of the screen and
that annoyed the crap out of me. It only lasts for about 2 minutes though so
that was ok. Audio was pretty clear the whole way through as well. The
soundtrack was amazing and a who's who of the SST label from that time
featuring groups like Sonic Youth and Black Flag etc.
recommend this disc to skaters, young and old, to check out some really good
skateboarding by some of the guys who changed the way that we do the sport
today. I'd also like to give props to Stomp for getting this sort of product
out there. It's a brave move but a good one. Bravo!