Joe Nelson floats us a Sloth Crew video and a little backstory on what was until now a rarely seen piece of video history... -Gordo DCXX
Potato Knish was a short 3:45 second skateboarding movie that was made in 1989 or 1990 by the Orange County Sloth Crew. At the time I think we had a bigger dream to make a "real" 30-minute to 60-minute skate video a la "Bones Brigade" or something. This dream was left unfulfilled because A) we weren't very good skaters, and B) we were just too lazy. After all the name of our gang was SLOTH crew.
The main skaters in "Knish" are Paul Theriault, whose vision of the whole idea really was his and Jason Acuna's. However, Greg Brown, Scott Lytle, and myself make appearances in it as well. There are also great cameos by Pig Champion and Ray Cappo at the end of it. Locations were; Huntington Beach High School, Mark Surnakey's backyard ramp, Hidden Valley (the off road stuff), UCI, and random suburban streets in Orange County. The editing was done VCR to VCR, and the sound was accomplished by playing "Possessed to Skate" by Suicidal Tendencies on my stereo, while using the audio dub feature on a video camera. Now that's PRO!
Looking back at it 20 years later it really is such a great microcosm for what we thought was "cool" at that time; skating, slam pits, guns, breaking stuff, and our friends. Does it ever really get much better then that?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Posted by DOUBLE CROSS at 8:04 PM