Sk8 Or Die - Not In My Skatepark (Cover Artwork)

Sk8 Or Die

Sk8 Or Die: Not In My SkateparkNot In My Skatepark (2004)
Hill Billy Stew Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: JesseJesse
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Besides having the fruitiest album cover ever, they spell their name with the number eight. Two strikes against them already. But boy oh boy is this fun to listen to. Have you ever wanted to be in a band just to have something fun to do? That's basically the philosophy of this trio. Fast, power.

Besides having the fruitiest album cover ever, they spell their name with the number eight. Two strikes against them already. But boy oh boy is this fun to listen to. Have you ever wanted to be in a band just to have something fun to do? That's basically the philosophy of this trio. Fast, power chord skate punk with metal/hardcore riffs tossed in every now and then that tends to get off tempo at times with the drums lines this album track after track. They come off as more of a joke band with lyrics either praising skateboarding, denouncing rollerblading, or telling you to get into the pit.

While it seems fairly cheesy, it's all very tongue-in-cheek. All the songs were recorded live with vocal overdubs. Song titles include: "Sk8 or Die is Go!" "Skate Youth," "Friends Don't Let Friends Rollerblade," and "Sk8 Hymn." I mean, c'mon, it's hard to take this band seriously, and I'm sure it's hard for them to take themselves seriously.

I can't help but love the concept, though. Three guys want to rock, so they do. They have a good time, and they don't let things like playing on time or not sucking get in their way. Kudos to these fine young gentlemen for keeping punk rock dirty, raw, and not about girls.

P.S. Sk8 Hymn is a parody of Pennywise's "Bro Hymn." Comic genius.


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Anonymous (September 20, 2004)

A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, The Roots, Common, Gang Starr, Jeru the Damaja, earlier Atmosphere, Eyedea, Brother Ali, Sage Francis, Heiruspecs, Wu-Tang Clan, NWA, Ol' Dirty Bastard.

mateo (September 20, 2004)

well, speeeaking of hip hop, can you be a pal and namedrop a few that you're into? i've been getting into it a lot more lately, but im too ignorant of the music to know who to start with...i like the shit with a message, ya know?

Anonymous (September 18, 2004)

Oh, buddy, that's where you go wrong. I don't skate now, on acocunt of me being too busy, you know, not being active, but I was big into skating a few years back before every other 7th grade suburbanite had a deck. You really can't take these lyrics seriously. Besides, I usually listened to hip-hop when I hit my deck. I got better flow from it.


mateo (September 18, 2004)

"a joke band"

...not a bad review, but obviously Jesse doesn't skate.

Anonymous (September 17, 2004)

I'll stick to the video game, maybe I'll shit and the cd and see if warehouse will buy it from me.

Anonymous (September 15, 2004)

Does the band do the video game justice!?!?!?!

thats my only concern

- I Hate The Kids

janeandfinch (September 15, 2004)

listen to S.T.R.E.E.T.S., the best skate band going right now!!

Anonymous (September 15, 2004)

I'll agree with the last comment. "You cum guzzllng fruitcakes, I hope you break your fucking necks!" Yeah, he's talking about rollerbladers.

aubin (September 15, 2004)

The MP3s are decent, but still, the best ever pro-skateboarding, anti-inline song would have to be Guttermouth's “Do The Hustle” from Musical Monkey.

Anonymous (September 15, 2004)

Skateshop Rodney looked like a punk Dangerfield. I've always wondered if they did it on purpose or if it was just me

Anonymous (September 15, 2004)

i remember this band from mp3.com


and then it was like "inline skaters is something i don't like". They're right up there with "a band in all hope" and their "the novelty slut song"...but yeah, that song was probably better, hell, it's probably the best song ever. SHE'S A BITCH, SHE'S A SLUT, BET SHE TAKES IT IN THE BUTT *fart*.

Anonymous (September 15, 2004)

haha, that's a rad review.

brandan (sk8 or die)

Anonymous (September 14, 2004)


bruce is a ,hunk tho

Anonymous (September 14, 2004)

Bruce is a homogaf!!!

Anonymous (September 14, 2004)

i couldn't possibly have an idea of why anyone wouldn't remember skate or die.
"skate or die, skate or die, die die die die die!!!!!"

Anonymous (September 14, 2004)

does anyone else remember the game Sk8 or Die for the good ol' NES? well it's ok if you don't, because Sk8 or Die 2 was a better game. if you played Ramp and did a sweet trick, a girl would blow you kisses from her window. Priceless.

Anonymous (September 14, 2004)

Hill Billy Stew is a great record label...hooray!

TheOnetrueBill (September 14, 2004)

I like the mp3s they have on the website.

Anonymous (September 14, 2004)

This band is pretty funny.

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