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Skate It and Skate 2 Soundtracks

Lots of nice youthful angst in the Skate It and Skate 2 track/song lists

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EA has released the Skate It and Skate 2 Soundtracks, and they are oddly more eclectic than one would imagine. Of course pop-punk and a few real punk songs are on the list, but Black Sabbath and ELO? It's very nice to see that they recognize that not only do skaters enjoy diverse music, but a lot of the folks who enjoy playing skating videogames may not have touched a skateboard in twenty years (if ever).

Skate 2 and Skate It look to bring the realism back from the original Skate, but perhaps with a bit more fun. The 52 featured songs really are from some of music's most influential and celebrated artists. It's an excellent songlist, and only EA could pull something like this together.

"The soundtracks for Skate It and Skate 2 builds upon last year’s critically acclaimed Skate soundtrack," said Chris Parry, Associate Producer of the games. "The songs reflect the culture of skateboarding, with some tracks picked by the pros themselves, and others coming straight out of iconic skate videos. Skateboarding today is an eclectic mix of people and influences and this is true of where we took this year’s soundtracks. Look for some old school soul and funk, a few rock anthems, some good beats and a lot of classic punk!"

"Skateboarding culture is like no other culture in the world and with that comes a unique sound of its own," said Steve Schnur, worldwide executive of music and marketing for EA. "Our goal was to create two soundtracks that bring together classic acts and explosive new bands while fearlessly crossing all genres. This soundtrack is truly a tribute to the skate lifestyle, where legendary tracks by The Clash, Judas Priest and WAR can stand alongside cult legends like Dayton Sidewinders and The Specials as well as groundbreaking new acts like Awesome Snakes and Money Your Love."

Below is the entire Skate 2 soundtrack. Songs included in Skate It are marked with an asterisk (*).

  • Althea & Donna Uptown Top Ranking
  • Anubis Anubis
  • ASG The Dull Blade
  • Awesome Snakes I Want A Snake*
  • Black Sabbath Symptom Of The Universe
  • Black Tide Shockwave
  • China Creeps Stay On Or Die
  • Cut Chemist Addictive*
  • D.R.I. Beneath The Wheel
  • Dayton Sidewinders Go Ahead On*
  • Dragonforce Heroes Of Our Time
  • ELO Show Down
  • Fujiya & Miyagi Collarbone*
  • Gang Starr Step In The Arena*
  • Gaslight Anthem I'da Called You Woody, Joe*
  • Goons Of Doom She Wore Rat Skin Boots
  • Guilty Simpson Piglets
  • High Tension Wires They Fall Apart
  • Judas Priest Freewheel Burning*
  • Korrupted Hoodlums S.K.A.T.E.
  • Koushik feat. Percee P Cold Beats*
  • LL Cool J Rock The Bells*
  • Louis XIV Guilt By Association*
  • McRad Weakness
  • Money Your Love For Kristoffer*
  • Motorhead Eat The Rich
  • Nas Made You Look
  • Oh No Heavy
  • One Man Army It's Empty
  • Ponce De Leon Gator Jaws*
  • Public Enemy Harder Than You Think
  • Queen Sea Big Shark Hold Your Hand*
  • Radio Reelers Runnin’ Out
  • Rage Against The Machine Sleep Now In The Fire
  • Riverboat Gamblers Uh Oh!
  • Sam & Dave Hold On, I’m Comin’
  • Sly & The Family Stone Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)*
  • Stiff Little Fingers Alternative Ulster
  • Suicidal Tendencies Possessed 2 Skate*
  • T.S.O.L. Superficial Love
  • Teenage Bottlerocket Crashing
  • Texas Thieves Los Pool Riders
  • The Clash Death Or Glory*
  • The Riptides Return To Blood Beach
  • The Specials Ghost Town*
  • Tickled Pink Reach Out And Give Me Your Hand
  • Underground Railroad To Candyland Square Ball
  • WAR Low Rider*
  • Wu-Tang Clan Protect Ya Neck
  • Year Long Disaster Leda Atomica*
  • Youth Brigade I Hate My Life
*Song included in Skate It soundtrack

Skate It will be available for the Holiday 2008 season and Skate 2 has an early 2009 release date.

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