What songs do you think would sound perfect on the Pro Skater soundtrack?
Few non-musical entities have affected alternative culture quite like the Tony Hawk Pro Skater franchise. Not only did it open the world of skateboarding to the video game masses, but with it also came with a soundtrack that embedded itself into millions of minds.
As an embodiment of the high energy ‘give a fuck’ spirit, and given it’s getting a remaster, we thought we’d have a go at creating our own soundtrack filled with modern classics and new tracks alike.
FEVER 333 - MADE AN AMERICA
Skating and punk go hand in hand, and the ferocious resilience that Fever 333 convey is wholly apt for the spirit ensconced in the Tony Hawk franchise.
BEARTOOTH - BAD LISTENER
A song that embodies the ‘fuck you’ feeling that the Tony Hawk’s games helped bring to life to suburban bedrooms all over the world, ‘Bad Listener’ is the soundtrack to anyone who dared to think differently.
NECK DEEP - CAN'T KICK UP THE ROOTS
Fast paced pop-punk to fire out the feelings of loving where you’re from and finding the positives, 'Can't Kick Up The Roots' has the right level of pace matched with that carefree attitude skating has always possessed.
WHETHAN FT. GRANDSON - ALL IN MY HEAD
Growling through the thick bass lines of producer Whethan comes Grandson’s seething attitude. Dealing with his own headspace and what’s going on in it, nothing helps deal with that like losing yourself in a video game.
KNUCKLE PUCK - DISDAIN
Knuckle Puck have always had their own special vibe that combines a dynamic aggression with emotion, making them the perfect band to soundtrack long nights racking up a combo score and getting lost in the world of THPS.
WSTR - FILTHY
Some visceral pop-punk from WSTR, who have always inhabited the right balance of snarling spit and carefree attitude. An absolute pinnacle of boarding tunes.
CAN'T SWIM FT. SPENCER POLLARD - FILTHY RICH
A brutal attack of unfiltered rage, the pairing of Can’t Swim and Trash Talk’s Spencer Pollard is a beast that takes no prisoners, and the right kind of energy you’ll need to tear it up.
SCARLXRD - LIVING LEGEND
Laid back, but with the right amount of vitriol and raw energy, 'LIVING LEGEND' is the perfect track to explore and kick it throughout all of those remastered levels.
TRASH BOAT - NOTHING NEW
Underneath the bed of melody comes a snarl that Trash Boat are masters at putting forward. It’d be impossibly easy to get swept up in the onslaught while carving out whatever level you end up on.
HIGHER POWER - REWIRE (101)
Breakneck hardcore from Higher Power, the Leeds band have always been on the up and up so its time they were immortalised. The flawless balance between soaring melody and brutal undertow offers an ideal soundtrack to any game, especially one like THPS.
STAND ATLANTIC - LAVENDER BONES
A touch more pop-punk to boost those serotonin levels in the marathon you’ll end up finding yourself playing once the remastered games are out, so let Stand Atlantic give you that little nudge to skating greatness.
REFUSED - REV001
Embodying the true punk spirit of speaking out against all injustice, Refused are OG’s at the game, and when it comes to THPS they’d be more than matched to the original soundtrack with its deep punk roots.
OCEAN GROVE - NEO
Amongst the flurry of noise comes Ocean Grove at their most frantic. With the warbling vocals floating above the unstoppable distortion, nothing would sound better as you caused carnage on a skateboard.
BRING ME THE HORIZON FT. DANI FILTH - WONDERFUL LIFE
A song that goes as harder and harder the deeper it digs into your brain, the energy between Bring Me and Dani Filth is beyond palpable. Also the chaotically euphoric ending would be the ideal soundtrack to land that 900 finally.
BOSTON MANOR - EVERYTHING IS ORDINARY
The experimental first single from Boston Manor’s latest album is uptempo enough to keep the spirit alive, whilst its pummelling call of “Don’t try to stop me” speaks for itself really.
NOVA TWINS - LOSE YOUR HEAD
Nothing sounds cooler than Nova Twins doing what they do best; melding flurrying bass lines and drums with screeching vocals. That's what makes them a perfect addition to bring the THPS soundtrack storming into 2020.