dogtown zboys


Skaters didn't always bust their moves to hip-hop and punk. Back in the 1970s, when board acrobatics were just beginning to come to the fore the soundtrack was the rock music of the time. Parking lot favorites such as Jimi Hendrix, Ted Nugent, ZZ Top and any number of aggressive guitar-dominated bands were dominating FM rock radio at the time and defining the fearless, irreverent spirit of their sport.

The early days of skateboard heroics are captured in the film, which chronicles Dogtown, the So Cal urban beach neighborhood where locals said, "the debris meets the sea." The Z-Boys was the Zephyr Skating Team, an ethnically diverse group of teenagers brought together by owners of a local surf shop. The crew invented an entirely new form of skateboarding, precipitating the rise of extreme sports. And the music they listened to rocked like the wheels of their rides.