In 1996 I went to San Francisco and a Mexican gentleman gave me a video camera (that his cousin had possibly liberated from a tourist at some point), it was an PAL format VHS-C camera. So it didn't work with the U.S. NTSC format TV's or anything. This was the first time that I started filming skateboarding. I just used to go to spots with my friends and I'd start getting bits of footage together with no real purpose for it. Then in 1998 I broke my wrist really badly and spent 4 days in hospital waiting to have pins put into the bone, at this point I decided that I was addicted to skateboarding and that I wanted to start a company called Heroin Skateboards. Shortly after, I contacted Alan Glass, who had worked on Viewfinder videos among other things, I caught a train to Brighton with all the footage tapes and some songs I wanted to use and over a couple of weekends we made the first Heroin Video "Good Shit". This came out in 1999 and was only ever available on VHS, Although we did put it on the "Everything" DVD from 2006 which compiles all the Heroin ads, and first two videos and a few other bits. This is out of print now I'm afraid, but here's the Good Shit video in its entirety for you to see. Thankyou for your consideration.
Check the new edit that just went up at the House of Hammers, featuring our very own Adrian Adrid, edited by Aleks Lewandowski.
Our Tom got a team rider profile page on Note's website. Note are a rad shop in Manchester that totally rule. If you're ever looking for a good place to mail order Heroin stuff from they can probably help you out. www.noteshop.co.uk
Just watched this part again and enjoyed it so much that I thought I'd share it with everyone. It went out with a press release fro Rogie's pro board a few weeks ago, but I don't think we threw it up on our site yet. So here ya go, enjoy the large Lancastrian man riding a skateboard.
New Craig Questions ad just came out in Lowcard Decades zine
Stephen Malet and Scott Varney filmed this rad edit in Toronto recently with the homies from Street Feet. Check their Vimeo site, they do good stuff. Enjoy.
The song from Gou's Video Nasty part just got released on iTunes today! Ponchi is a friend of Gous and made that awesome song just for his part. Go get it from here below.
Saw my old mate Takahiro Morita in L.A. the other day. Morita has consistently put out amazing videos from Japan, from the first FESN that I ever saw in 1996, (First time I saw Chopper footage) up until the recent Overground Broadcasting video with that amazing Gou part. Morita rules. Here's one of my favorite parts from Overground Broadcasting. Featuring Gou.
Craig Questions and Steven Malet came to L.A. recently to escape the rain and snow back home for a couple of months. We had some fun, ate some chicken, filmed a few bits here and there and Rogie made a rad little edit. Check it out.
Well it's about time Fat Jim got a bit of recognition. He's a good lad who filmed a lot of Video Nasty. Monster Children did an interview with him recently about filming for Video Nasty amongst other things. Go on Fat Jim!!!