For any ‘alternative individual’ it’s impossible to overstate the importance of the Tony Hawk Pro-Skater soundtracks. Many of us first had our musical awakenings through these games. Triple j seems to be totally aware off this and has taken it upon themselves to create a playlist in a similar vein, looking to Unearthed to bring the jams.
Teaming up with local skate rat Nikki-Rose Quinlan, triple j presenter, confessed THPS die-hard and habitual legend Gen Fricker have put together the ultimate list of Aussie music to help you stomp those hammers.
When Tony Hawk Pro-Skater dropped in 1999, few knew just how much of an impact it would have on skateboarding, gaming, music and pop culture in general. In a time when movies were still getting their head around the importance of including relevant music in the soundtrack, THPS featured Dead Kennedys, The Vandals, Primus, Goldfinger and Suicidal Tendencies – gateway bands that many of us never let go of.
Check out the radio segment here:
You can give the whole All-Australian Tony Hawk Pro-Skater soundtrack re-up a spin here.