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Skate punk music

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    • Skate core (Music)
    • Skate punk rock music
    • Skate rock music
    • Skatecore (Music)
    • Skatepunk music
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    • found: Work cat.: RSI (Musical group). Reality Sets In, c2002(Skate-punk rock music)
    • found: Work cat.: Jody Foster's Army (Musical group). We know you suck, 2003(series title: Skate punk 1980s, original formula)
    • found: website, Aug. 26, 2015(Skate Punk is a subgenre of Punk Rock popular amongst skateboarders. It started in the 80's, from the Nardcore punk scene in Oxnard, California. Both the subgenres tend to feature fast and aggressive songs, but Skate Punk tends to have more melody and harmonious vocals. Many Skate Punk bands are skateboarders themselves. They make references to skateboarding (e.g., Millencolin, a Skate Punk band, its name deriving from "Melancholy," an aerial skate trick). The musical subgenre of Skate Punk is also known to some as "Skate Core.")
    • found: AllMusic website, Aug. 26, 2015(Pop/Rock > Alternative/Indie Rock > Skatepunk. Skatepunk was originally a derivative of hardcore punk, so named because of its popularity among skateboarders. It can be difficult for outsiders to pin down exactly what makes a particular band skatepunk, but there are a few strong tendencies. Skatepunk tends to be especially high-energy, even for the genre it comes from; that usually means even faster tempos and thrashier guitars. Skatepunk also tends to have a sense of humor, mostly of the smartass variety -- because, after all, it's used as a soundtrack for fun. In keeping with the fiercely anti-corporate, anti-authoritarian attitudes of the fans, most skatepunk bands are signed to independent labels, and most prefer to keep it that way as a statement of principle. The exact sound of skatepunk has shifted over the years with punk itself, from hardcore in the '80s to revivalist punk-pop in the '90s; its manic energy also influenced a portion of the third-wave ska revival movement. The first true skatepunk band was Suicidal Tendencies, who helped pave the way for some skatepunk outfits to dabble in funk-metal as well.)
    • found: website, Aug. 26, 2015(Skate Punk. Also known as: Skatepunk, Skate Rock. Skate punk can refer to two distinct styles of Punk Rock. The contemporary use of the term skate punk describes a style which combines the speed of Melodic Hardcore with the catchiness of Pop Punk. The original bands of the early 1980s to be labeled as skate punk were Hardcore Punk and Crossover Thrash bands with a large skater following, such as Suicidal Tendencies, JFA, Big Boys, The Faction and Gang Green. While the popularly accepted definition of skate punk has changed, some modern crossover thrash bands, like Bones Brigade and Skate Korpse, are still referred to as skate punk. The modern incarnation of skate punk is strongly rooted in the style of melodic hardcore characteristic of Bad Religion. This interpretation of skate punk blends melodic hardcore with the catchiness and youthful fun of pop punk. The majority of skate punk bands have two guitar players to create a fuller sound. Skate punk songs are often characterized with guitar leads through out the whole song, ranging from octave progressions, complex muted riffs and guitar solos played in harmony. Tempos can reach speeds of up to 270bpm, mainly focusing on upbeat drums. Vocals can be clear or somewhat abrasive and are often sung in harmony. Bands like NOFX, The Offspring, Millencolin, Face to Face and Pennywise helped this style of punk rock develop and gain in popularity in the early to mid 1990s. Skate punk saw another, even larger boom in popularity around the turn of the millenium with the huge commercial success of acts like Blink-182 and Sum 41. Both styles of skate punk are often used in soundtracks of skateboard videos and are prominently featured in the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater video game series soundtracks.)
    • found: Wikipedia, Aug. 26, 2015(Skate punk (sometimes called skate rock or skatecore) is a subgenre of punk rock, originally a derivative of the West Coast hardcore punk scene, that is named after its popularity among skateboarders and association with skateboarding culture. Skate punk most often describes the sound of melodic hardcore bands from the 1990s with an aggressive sound, and similar sounding modern bands. Skate videos have traditionally featured this aggressive style of punk rock. This played a big part in the coining of the term "skate punk". Skate punk has gained popularity all around the world, including the Nardcore punk scene out of Oxnard, California. Skate punk uses the high energy elements of hardcore punk, crossover thrash and thrashcore, using high tempos and thrash guitars. The musical style also has the intensity of hardcore punk and thrashcore, but with more melodic songwriting. Skate punk is often more technical than other forms of punk, commonly featuring lead guitar riffs, solos, and vocal harmonies. There is a considerable amount of overlap between the sound of skate punk and other forms of punk, so many bands classified as skate punk also fit into genres such as pop punk, melodic hardcore, thrashcore, metalcore, surf punk and crossover thrash. The high energy of the genre influenced the ska punk style of the third-wave of ska.)
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