Before there was internet, torrents, iTunes and Spotify
Skateboard videos have played an important roll in my life, not only because they contained skating that was groundbreaking for us residing at the Arctic Circle in Sweden but also for the soundtracks.
Post H-Street and Plan B 411VM were the norm for video content. The music in them weren't great but this band stuck more than others.
I used to record from vhs to cassette tapes just so I could listen to the tunes from skate videos.
This was before mp3 and when you couldn't even get your hands on a Green Day cd...
I used to dig The Odd Numbers and Crash Course from New Deal videos. H-Street and their surrounding crews popularized Operation Ivy, Sub Society etc but Plan B videos sure made a heavy impact on music consumption.
Primus, Oivenhain, Iron Maiden, Steve Miller Band, Big Drill car etc...
Guess you had to live it to understand how important the songs in videos were back in the day..
After listening to Fretblanket I took me about 10 years to Goole them and I didn't find much. Bow they have a few songs on the www.
This is for you born in the 70's and watched too many 411 videos in high school.
While watching the Houston metrospective I couldn't help to ask the same question as Sal Barbier; where's David Mills?