Vintage Skaterock Book - Skateboard Music of the 1960s and 1970s
the first book ever about skateboard music

The first book ever about skateboard music, covering the almost unexplored first two decades of Skaterock. It combines the discographic area as well as the history of this era.


 „Vintage Skaterock“ has them all:

the pioneers from 1964, like The Sidewalk Surfers, The Good Guys, Jan & Dean or The Challengers, the big hits of the late 1970´s like „L.A. Run“ (The Carvells) or „Skateboard Ooh-Ah-Ah“ (Benny/ Copains), big names like Jefferson Starship, obscure studio projects like the Skateboard Rollers or Superskateboard Machine, the Scandinavian Dansband phenomenom and many more releases from all over the world, including rarieties like Urs from Switzerland, Plastic Zoo from Japan or Blend from South Africa.

 

And it has the exclusive story of the skateboard guitar of Surf Punks guitarist Drew Steele!

 

hard facts:

 

192 pages

7“ format

hardcover

about 350 colored scans of record covers and labels

plus many photos and extras

Vintage Skaterock covers every piece of music written, performed and/or waxed from 1960 till 1979 with any connection to skateboarding. The book comes with a complete discography of all Skaterock songs and records, including all the relevant information a collector (usually) needs (except where to find the rarities!).

The record details are completed with background information about the artist, the song, the record plus a short review of the music itself.

For those who are not interested in record details and stuff like that, there are hundreds of pictures with many colors of all the featured records. The picture sleeves alone would have made a great book. But with all the extra information it´s just incredibly great!! (You also get a lot of that weak humor!)

Another chapter deals with the „History of Skaterock“. It takes a look at the chronological and geographical expansion of Skaterock and offers also some statistics.