There’s nothing like looking back into UK skate history at footage that has been archived for so long. Our mate Andy Evans has been sat on a bunch of demo footage until this week for Sidewalk‘s Crates series and it’s gold.
In their own words: Part 1 of The Demo’s Episode features footage from the 1991 Powell demo at Bath’s Victoria Park and a combined Faze 7 Real, Plan B and Black Label demo at Shrewsbury from 1992.
A lot of this footage has never been seen before so prepare yourself for footage of Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek, Mike Manzoori, John Cardiel, Karma, Mark Gonzales, Salman Agah, Tim Brauch (RIP), Alan Peterson, Curtis McCann and more from a time when nobody but skateboarders gave two shits about skateboarding.
J. Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph of Dinosaur Jr. sit down to discuss their history with skateboarding as well as the making of their video for “Over It” that came out last September. Henry Rollins and UK video director, Mike Manzoori are also involved in the discussion. Enjoy this.
Kyle Leeper is no longer riding for Black Label and is now riding for Stereo Skateboards.
Chris Pastras and Jason Lee welcomed Leeper this weekend and said: “We are more than proud and stoked to work with a skater who not only reminds us of our favorites from previous generations, but also one who’s actions speak louder than his words. That being said, we’ll let his welcome video speak for itself..”.
If you want more recent footage then head over here to watch his previously Video of the Week rated Rain or Shine edit, also filmed by Mike Manzoori.