Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5’s soundtrack makes me feel like an old man

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We can debate for days about the upcoming Tony hawk Pro Skater 5 and its divisive visuals. But we’re forgetting to mention something else. Something that defined the franchise, and made the classic games so memorable in the first place.

I’m talking music! Classic Tony Hawk Pro Skater games always had a solid selection of music to back up your insane grinds and ollies. Classic tracks such as Papa Roach’s Blood Brothers, Paparazzi by Xzibit, Police Truck by the Dead Kennedys and TNT by AC/DC.

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 will of course include its own selection of licensed tracks. And well, they’re certainly not what I was expecting. Here’s the full list:

Hey kids

  • Anti-Flag – Stars and Stripes
  • Atmosphere – Southsiders
  • Black Pistol Fire – Hipster Shakes
  • Bully – Milkman
  • Cloud Nothings – I’m Not Part of Me
  • Cold Cave – A Little Death to Laugh
  • Connie Price and the Keystones – International Hustler
  • Crass Mammoth – All 149
  • Deaf Poets – Degenerate Mind
  • Death – Keep On Knocking
  • Death From Above 1979 – Virgins
  • Deer Mother – When The Wolves Come Out
  • Doomtree – Mini Brute
  • Fake P – Rorschach
  • Family Force 5 – Raised By Wolves
  • Four Year Strong – Go Down In History
  • Harlan – Moment To Myself
  • Hundred Visions – Our Ritual
  • Hungry Hands – Highline
  • Icon For Hire – Cynics and Critics
  • Killer Be Killed – Wings of Feather and Wax
  • New Politics – Everywhere I Go
  • Plague Vendor – Black Sap Scriptures
  • Ratatat – Cream on Chrome
  • RattBlack – Skate Rock
  • Royal Blood – Little Monster
  • State Champs – Secrets
  • Temples – Shelter Song
  • The Orwells – Who Needs You
  • The Schitzophonics – Rat Trap
  • The Sheds – Bad Things are Bad
  • Yogi & Skrillex – Burial

There’s some solid rock, hip-hop and punk in that list. There’s also a smattering of names and tracks that I’ve never heard of, which is yet another nail in my coffin as I approach old age and finally give up on plucking grey hairs out of my head. Although I am going to miss hitting a perfect grind to the track of AFI’s The Boy Who Destroyed The World.

Last Updated: August 17, 2015

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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