Dogtown influenced skate/punk/thrash
Eric N. Olson | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA | 04/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cut from the same cloth as Mike Muirs Suicidal Tendencies, Excel comes with a classic cut of skate influenced thrash. You could always find this CD in thrasher magazine on the Dogtown skates page along with Suicidal Releases and Beowulf releases (back when it was in newsprint, mind you). Makes perfect sense considering Jim Muir was an orignal Z-Boy and Dogtown skater breakign away from Z-Boys to start to start his own skate company and helping his little brother Mike out in the process by releaseing his (and his buddies music.)
Excel was once conisderded "Suicidal Tendencies little brother." Not as morbid or influential as S.T. but still just as prominent.
"The Jokes on You" is a good headbanging piece of hardcore late 80's skate punk. Their cover of the Police's Message in the bottle was rewound and played heavily.
If your into stuff like Post-punk DRI (Crossover and later), MOD, SOD, Kreator, Death Angel and mid to late 80's thrash/hardcore crossover then check this out."