Tommy Guerrero

Amigos

What LIVE is celebrating with you today is no less than the official upload (courtesy of DLXSF) of "AMIGOS", the Forties Clothing video originally released in 1995.

Forties was Tommy Guerrero's garment company - under Deluxe - nurtured by the talents and legacies of many a San Francisco skate legends at their peak; in particular, the ones who tended to be more into speed, feels and amplitude, still paving the way for the original Stereo's trademark image, as opposed to the technical juggling and copious ledge innovations then still reigning supreme over the bricks of the classic Justin Herman Plaza, also known as the Embarco...

Here, the residential areas - and their hills - are the focus, only for the entire City to turn into a playground dominated with style (that era of Ethan Fowler was quite something else...), all paired up with experimentation on the visual side but also as far as the soundtrack goes, marking Tommy Guerrero's earliest (recorded) adventures into jazz - a whole new direction when compared to his former punk sessions as the bass player in Free Beer - contemporarily to other iconic bands such as Los OlvidadosMcRad or Drunk Injuns, just to name a few. Those very new trackable beginnings would then turn out to be what motivated Thomas Campbell to have Tommy record his first album on Galaxia Records : "LOOSE GROOVES & BASTARD BLUES"...

So the question remains: relaunch, no relaunch? Tough to say as of now, given the impact of the current context on the economy worldwide. But either way, as of now, we do get to watch those fifteen minutes on loop and in pristine quality - a pre-solo sesh win-win!

Electric Ray!

Depending on your age, you might not be aware that for many years, Ray was without a doubt the classiest man in the world, and some could –truthfully so– argue that he still is! A crown he had first won from un undeniable yet totally cool class on board, then little by little showed us more facets of his creative side, notably via his music, primarily with a funky-er than you guitar style. But, watch him here concentrate on a new toy! You are in for a trip, a mind expending one!

Tiara for Computer is now available!

Concrete Jungle

Here is a bit of culture for your lunch break! This 2009 never seen before documentary will teach you that listening to hip-hop hasn't always been obvious, and that skateboarding has not always been as colored as today, especially in the States. Some archival footage is still incredible today, and some testimonies surprising, but the second part seems a lot weaker after, apart from the totally unexpected appearance of a child named Na-kel Smith!

Audio / Tommy Guerrero

A tunes selection coming from the road, and for the road, directly drawn from sir TG's phone, just for you!

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