Sunday, February 23, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
In 1996 one of the best underground high-performance surf videos of all times was released by Taylor Steele. Before that he made classics like Momentum and Focus, but GOOD TIMES was the last one of that era with a home-made feeling, low budget, bad quality gear. All Taylor's movies after that were mainstream. There is two reasons that made his videos so popular - copying skateboard videos (parts for each rider) and choosing the right music for each part (surfer). I know for fact that a lot of the music was suggested by Greg Browning, one of the surfers shown on the videos, a LA County surfer with a really good taste for punk-rock music, and also helped Steele with filming and editing. At the time Rob Machado - one of Taylor's surfers - was playing in a band called Sack Lunch. We can see bellow the Rob's part on the video and more recently playing live. Old shit, good vibes!