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Stereo Ronin

H Street 35th Anniversary - Various Artists

H Street 35th Anniversary - Various Artists

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In the early 1990s, before the era of social media dominance, skateboarding culture found its voice through magazines and VHS video releases, notably from brands like Santa Cruz and Powell Peralta. These videos not only shaped the skateboarding world but also influenced creativity across various industries worldwide.

In 1988 and 1989, two groundbreaking videos, "Shackle Me Not" and "Hokus Pokus," emerged from the fledgling skateboard company: H-Street, unleashed a seismic shift in street skateboarding. These videos are revered as iconic masterpieces, celebrated for their innovative skateboarding sequences and unforgettable soundtracks. 

“What’s particularly interesting about Hokus Pokus was its soundtrack, largely comprised of demo cassettes, unsigned artists, and bands with loose ties to the brand. Some of the songs were goofy, others almost anthemic, and few sounded of their time. Perhaps it was the repetition or the fact that Matt Hensley could have skated to the sounds of a broken oven and it would have been iconic, but the songs in Hokus Pokus became a secret handshake for the hardcore—people who really gave a shit about skateboarding’s culture not just the act”.  - Artless / Anthony Pappalardo  

“When we were filming for Shackle Me Not we were still a brand new company and hardly anybody knew who we were and it was so brand new. I was so busy skating and I noticed there was like a movement in skateboarding, you could feel there was a change in the way, in the tide, not just white H-Street but with every company. I think that video, the H-Street video was saw raw, with the crazy music, and you know, just the wackiness of all of it, I think that feeling went out into the world, and kids everywhere understood you don’t need to live 20mn away from Del Mar to actually be part of what’s happening. I think that just opened up the world of skateboarding to more people”  - Matt Hensley – Pro skater and Floggin Molly band member.

Fast forward 35 years, and H-Street, in collaboration with Paris (France) based label Stereo Ronin Records, embarks on a momentous project to release special edition vinyl soundtracks from these seminal videos. This exclusive release features meticulously remastered tracks, including new versions and previously unreleased gems on vinyl, making it a treasure trove for any skateboarding enthusiast. 

Curated from bands like Kirk & The Jerks, Sub Society, Wonderful Broken Thing, The Cry,Potential Threat and Figure Ground, representing the golden era of skateboarding music,this album promises an unparalleled experience for fans of Punk Rock, Indy Rock, and ofcourse, skateboarding. 

Working alongside RTM Studio in Paris, Stereo Ronin Records has undertaken a remastering journey, ensuring that this vinyl edition delivers a truly unique sonic experience, capturing the essence of a bygone era while resonating with contemporary audiences.

A1 - Kirk And The Jerks, To Be A Hero
A2 - Sub Society, Hokus Montage
A3 - Kirk And The Jerks, One Way To Do It
A4 - Wonderful Broken Thing, Roam Around
A5 - The Cry, Alone
A6 - Voluntários da Pátria, O Homem Que Eu Amo
A7 - Wonderful Broken Thing, Birds fly so high
A8 - Kirk And The Jerks, Hang On To The Dream
A9 – Figure Ground, Intro

B1 - Kirk And The Jerks, Gun And A Tear
B2 - The Cry, Twist Of Faith
B3 - Sub Society, A Whole Lot Less
B4 - Wonderful Broken Thing, We Don’t Touch
B5 - Wonderful Broken Thing, Trains
B6 - D.J. Dex/MT, Am Rap
B7 - Potential Threat, Self Inflicted Pain
B8 - Johnny Monster, Witch Doctor
B9 - Wonderful Broken Thing, Is This What You Wanted

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