Beginning in 1984, Powell-Peralta released a game-changing series of 6 videos featuring the “Bones Brigade.” By 1986, this dream team became the biggest global phenomenon that skateboarding had ever seen, and now you can experience the team’s humble beginnings in their first official full-length (before the standard of “full-lengths” even existed) on Powell-Peralta’s YouTube channel.
Powell-Peralta plans on releasing each of the Bones Brigade’s 6 videos on a weekly basis—starting today—both as full-length uploads and chapters. This is an idea that is not only educational (each of the Powell-Peralta videos are historically significant artifacts) but also entertaining as fuck. Younger generations may not realize that many of the tropes of contemporary skate videos are inspired by Stacy Peralta and company’s groundwork; picture a family tree of 35 years of skate videos—The Bones Brigade Video Show is the girthy stump. (Here’s a trippy fact: Lance Mountain is literally skating right next to future site of The Berrics in his section here.)
And a teenage Tony Hawk is doing some amazing shit in this video, so there’s that.
The schedule of upcoming Powell-Peralta YouTube releases is below:
May 15 The Bones Brigade Video Show
May 22 Future Primitive
June 19 The Search For Animal Chin
May 29 Ban This
June 5 Public Domain
June 12 Propaganda