Monday, April 12, 2010

Cerebral Ballzy on Article Records

Besides having the best name I've heard in a long time Cerebral Ballzy is taking it back to 89 in the best way. Who knew there was a demand to recapture the days sk8ing in the garage, trying to ollie for hours in the driveway, building a ramp with a string arc on a nail out of plywood behind the garage and trying to land a 180 on that condemnable piece of architecture. I can't think of anything better that would make you try dropping in one more time even if it was late and you keep falling at the bottom on the halfpipe. Wavves was the first griptape single I've seen, but Ballzy makes the most sense.
I should be listening to them on the soundtrack to the new H-Street video with a bunch of jerks from high school sitting around the VCR. You know how fucking hard it was to find skate videos then?
It's straight up punk/hardcore Suicidal Tendencies, Bad Brains, Guerrilla Biscuits, 7 Seconds style. I'm in jail dad! I don't know if these guys are my age and waxing nostalgic on this sweet bygone era or just some punk skaters trying to piss off everyone, but it doesn't matter, they're doing it as authentically as possible. Of course they would open for Japanther. I'm not going to lie, I gave my boards away after falling one too many times in NYC and feeling old and hurt, maybe thanks to universal healthcare I'll go hit the freaking skateshop! Thanks Obama!

Go gleam the freaking cube already! What did that have to do with skating a ramp? Did that ever catch on anywhere? What genius writer came up with that phrase? I wanted a bomb shelter skate lab in my backyard and Cerebral Ballzy on the ghetto blaster. Or a hoverboard from back to the future.


  1. japanther6:25 PM


    Superfan disease makes me buy anything with a japanther reference. Don't use it lightly though! I'll be all, NAWWWWW JAPANTHER IS ALL WAY BETTER AND SHIT! haha, j/k.

    You said 'open' for. Which means they are like-attitude, but not necessarily like-music. I saw their openers include This Bike Is a Pipebomb and White Ghost Shivers. Both great and original, but not TOO much in common with them sonically. I still pirate and buy music from those two.

  2. You're right, they just opened for them, they're related, but this is even more pigeonholed to the wide-board Natas hardcore set, not really close at all, except they are both from brooklyn and probably play the same crapholes I love.