‘Skate Rock for Skate Rats’ is what the LOUD ONES are about! In 1983 fueled by skateboarding
a general need to party, raise hell and skate and session every ramp in the northwest soon to
be legendary pro skater FRED SMITH and four of his friends would start the LOUD ONES.
The public named them the LOUD ONES. LOUD ONES was not a band name., it was a
So with the influence of punk bands they always listened to (SEX PISTOLS, JOHNNY
THUNDERS, DEAD KENNEDYS) and one month of practice they would go into the studio
and record their first demo. Without knowing it among with soon to be peers from throughout
the US and Canada they would be creating a whole new genera that would be termed as
That demo tape would end up being dubbed a million times and being played at backyard
sessions all over the US. Over the next two years the LOUD ONES would play a ton of keg
parties; record another demo; play shows with GANG GREEN, THE FREEZE and THE FUS!
Eventually Fred would get picked up by Alva Skateboards and the band would soon fizzle out.
Then in 2012 a reunion would take place and the band would reform with FRED SMITH,
METAL MAN (who was second drummer in 85); BOOG, MICHAEL and DKNOW . After one
year of playing shows and practice the LOUD ONES would go into the studio to record this
full length. This LP contains 15 brand and is limited to 1000 copies on translucent red vinyl
for RSD 2014! To top it all off the inner sleeve contains liner notes, band history, photos, lyrics
and art by Fred Smith III . So grab this up get out your skateboard and go sesh your favorite
spot with the LOUD ONES blaring!