Sociology

Skateboard Kings (1978)


“Dogtown is what the kids call their hometown, Venice. Venice, California. It’s one of the showplaces of good old American self-expression. Here, you do your thing and the world watches. The kids’ thing is skating. . . . The La Costa boys from the richest suburbs of San Diego see themselves as superior to the wild Dogtowners in the intertribal competition that exists in skateboarding.”

Featured music:

Eric Clapton, “Hello Old Friend”
Roxy Music, “Both Ends Burning” / “Love Is the Drug”
Free, “Seven Angels”
Robin Trower, “I Can’t Stand It”

“Skateboard Kings.” The World About Us. BBC, United Kingdom. 10 Sep. 1978.

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