Do you remember the Skate Rock compilations that Thrasher magazine put out in the ‘80s? Amazing collections of bands dedicated to their love of punk rock and skateboarding. Fast forward to today. There is a major skate rock resurgence happening in Western Canada. Bands like Calgary’s Sheglank’d Shoulders, Victoria’s Shivs and the Hoosegow, and now Vancouver’s China Creeps are bringing back the screaming wheels and barking trucks of days gone past. This slab is the Creeps first recorded offering and it is fast and furious hard driving thrash. Relentless odes to skating, skaters, and their beloved home bowl: China Creek. Look out, Thrasher; the Canadians are rolling your way.
–ty (China Creeps, myspace.com/chinacreeps)