Skate scores 45-song soundtrack

Tunes from artists including David Bowie, Nirvana, the White Stripes, and the Ramones listed to add background ambiance to the game.

Electronic Arts' latest skateboarding title, Skate, will feature 45 songs from a variety of mainly heavy rock and hip-hop artists. Included in the lineup are classics from the Sex Pistols ("Pretty Vacant"), ZZ Top ("Just Got Paid"), and the Ramones ("Psycho Therapy").

Skate, which is being developed by the EA Black Box studio in Vancouver, is due for release in autumn 2007. Gamers explore the fictitious city of San Vanelona while showing off their own unique style of tricks.

EA's worldwide head of music and marketing, Steve Schnur, commented, "We talked to hardcore skaters around the country to help pick many of the songs for Skate."

A full list of the tracks in the game follows:

Agent Orange--"No Such Thing"
Airborne--"Let's Ride"
Bad Brains--"I Against I"
Band of Horses--"The Funeral"
Beat Beat Beat--"Sinking Slow"
Black Flag--"Six Pack"
Booker T. & The MG's--"Green Onions"
Challenger--"Input the Output"
Cheap Trick--"Surrender"
Children of Bodom--"Hate Crew Deathroll"
David Bowie--"Queen B****"
Dead Prez--"Hip Hop"
Devo--"Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy"
Eddie Rap Life--"Push Your Wood"
Eric B. & Rakim--"Juice (Know the Ledge)"
Escalera--"Go It Alone"
Filthy Thieving Ba******--"Lords of the Avenues"
Gang Starr--"Now You're Mine"
H.I.T--"Drama"
Mac Mall--"Perfect Poison"
Motörhead--"We Are Motörhead"
Nirvana--"Lounge Act"
N.W.A--"Express Yourself"
Renee Renee--"Stand Up Talk Easy"
Rick James--"Give It to Me Baby"
Rick Ross--"Hustlin'"
River City Tanlines--"Black Knight"
S.T.R.E.E.T.S--"Georgia St."
Sicker Than Others--"Face Away"
Sister Nancy--"Bam Bam"
Slayer--"Raining Blood"
The Briefs--"Poor and Weird"
The Coup--"Ride the Fence"
The Dwarves--"Massacre"
The Exploding Hearts--"Your Shadow"
The Falcon--"Blackout"
The Mag Seven--"D*** Cemetery"
The Ramones--"Psycho Therapy"
The Returnables--"Teenage Imposters"
The Sex Pistols--"Pretty Vacant"
The Stars Misplaced--"Prophets and Kings"
The White Stripes--"Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine"
Trouble Andrew--"Chase Money"
Valient Thorr--"Man Behind the Curtain"
ZZ Top--"Just Got Paid"

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128 comments
koolmatty
koolmatty

i tend to like all music with guitars drums ect, but for a skate game my personla fave music to listen to is either fast paced rock or punk,thers just something about listening to them during a skate game thatmakes my imagination flow and find a few sick lines,also with the map going to be huge my imagination will just go boom and explode.

terry_tate
terry_tate

charmcityskate "i bet chris cole picked children of bodom" Haha ya.

loic54
loic54

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Mastajoker
Mastajoker

gollum quit hatin man. every1 likes there own type of music and if you dont like that kind dont keep it 2 urself. I was really happy 2 see dead prez in there, that the song i listen 2 when i skate. I like seeing more hip hop music in skating games. too bad they didnt put any talib kweli or andre nickatina. I think the soundtrack is good. i dont really mind cuz you pay 2 play the game you dont really buy the game just for its soundtrack so all those people talking trash on the soundtrack just lay off...ive bin a really big fan of TH but it justs not realistic and i think that skate can put up aa great fight and im really really excited for this game 2 come out...

Dude002
Dude002

Yeah Nirvana!!! Kurt Cobain(RIP) rocks!!! :D

Harerazer
Harerazer

Green Onions...now you gotta be a real music head to appreciate that one. I'm gonna have to try this game just to rock off that.

pushbuttonreven
pushbuttonreven

ElectrolightSH said ''As I've said before "All the songs in the list are crap just like most American music." One person thinks I listen to Swedish metal, which just isn't true. I would never torture myself by listening to rock of any kind or rap as its all crap. Like most of the world I listen to real music and if the developers of Skate want it to have a great soundtrack then they need to add Electronica, Dance, Trance, House, Synthpop, Hi NRG, Happy Hardcore, Eurodance, and Techno. Electronic music is the only real form of music and is the only form of music that truly is Art. Germany forever!'' this comment is made of fail.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Isn't "Queen B****" in violation of censory bypass? Shouldn't it be "Queen *****"?

lamprey263
lamprey263

ElectrolightSH, this game is on X360, so you can create your own candy kid soundtrack for the game if you wish. And write to EA GAMES, make sure they don't neglect raver attire; I mean, God forbid they should forget to include kuala bear backpacks, pacifiers or glowsticks. No e-tarded individual should be without their glowsticks or Happy Happy Hardcore.

shasam712
shasam712

That's not a bad list, definitely something I am able to listen to. No surprise that a couple of those tracks have appeared in the Tony Hawks series...

ElectrolightSH
ElectrolightSH

As I've said before "All the songs in the list are crap just like most American music." One person thinks I listen to Swedish metal, which just isn't true. I would never torture myself by listening to rock of any kind or rap as its all crap. Like most of the world I listen to real music and if the developers of Skate want it to have a great soundtrack then they need to add Electronica, Dance, Trance, House, Synthpop, Hi NRG, Happy Hardcore, Eurodance, and Techno. Electronic music is the only real form of music and is the only form of music that truly is Art. Germany forever!

aldrenar47
aldrenar47

David Bowie might seem odd but "Queen B****" is a pretty rockin' song

hyphyxxl
hyphyxxl

EA has made one good soundtrack and its for a really old game you guys probley dont remember its called Road Rash on ps1. came out 1995 its a racing bike game. anyways, good soundtracks cost a whole lot of money and that money could be spent on better things like making good games. remember the 2002 ps2 game brittanys dance beat it only had 8 soundtracks because each song went for $250,000 a piece or more. PIONT BEING CUSTOM SOUNDTRACKS RULE you choose the songs. Nobody can choose the exact songs you want except you.

Proman84
Proman84

Gamespot censored the word bastards... I'm speechless. Give us some credit 'Spot! That's pretty lame.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

They should add GZA's "Cash your Crew" from the Underneath the Surface album. Well, I will.

Slim02
Slim02

"gollum007 wrote" slim02, plz shutup. i dont have a closed mind, i have a mind that likes the best music there ever was. is there a problem with hating today's music? cuz it sucks compared to those bands. some of those were good that were old bands, like slayer, ramones,riverside tanlines,the ramones,some sex pistols, nirvana was ok at its best, and david bowie was ok, some of rick james is ok, motorhead i really havent listened to but some of i heard sucked, and i dont know the other half of the list." Sorry but some with a open mind does not go around saying that one type of music sucks just because you do not like it... I can listen to a lot of music, but I do not like county music.. But I am not going to go around saying it sucks... It is find you do not like one type of music but please keep it to yourself.. Because all it does is shows that you are ignorant..

pushbuttonreven
pushbuttonreven

814StopsToday OK let's end it now, English music is utter crap, (I'm english by the way) all you get from england is whatever carbon copy indie band had the biggest add in Tesco's being hailed as the most important band of the year. Although on the other hand, Beth Ditto is American, so you guys ain't completely blameless. England will never have great bands like The Number 12 looks like you, Heavy Heavy Low Low or Black Light Burns cos everythibg we do sounds the bloody same --------------- i think we have too many bands like those honetly lol. but you guys are getting a huge amount of touring bands in that genre from the US this summer. whos beth ditto??

BigD
BigD

Bam Bam!

Pete5506
Pete5506

ZZ Top is the only good thing on that list

814StopsToday
814StopsToday

OK let's end it now, English music is utter crap, (I'm english by the way) all you get from england is whatever carbon copy indie band had the biggest add in Tesco's being hailed as the most important band of the year. Although on the other hand, Beth Ditto is American, so you guys ain't completely blameless. England will never have great bands like The Number 12 looks like you, Heavy Heavy Low Low or Black Light Burns cos everythibg we do sounds the bloody same

E-vil
E-vil

COB and Slayer....count me in!

GamersNightmare
GamersNightmare

I could care less about the music in any game so this list doesn't matter. Skate as a game will hands down be better then Tony Hawk if you actually want a skateboarding game and not an arcade game like TH.

pushbuttonreven
pushbuttonreven

''ElectrolightSH All the songs in the list are crap just like most American music.'' ------------------------- sir,it is americans who invented rock and roll, which gave birth to punk rock (another american original-with the ramones-not the sex pistols!!) and from that you have hardcore(yep hardcore was american made) to metal (american dittos), to what you have today. even rap is american made. (even though rap is dead.IMO) get your mind right.

TSFY
TSFY

FINALLY!!! Some good hip-hop on a skateboarding game.

mECHwARRIORx2
mECHwARRIORx2

Once again, Tony Hawk OWNS this piece of crap!

pushbuttonreven
pushbuttonreven

with the xbox being able to play any from your song library in game,was this really necassary?? ill be skating to hatebreed, daggermouth , bury your dead, no innocent victim and the such. you guys an skate to the white stripes..how mtv lame kudos for adding badbrains

Homer_Sapien
Homer_Sapien

Oh man, finally some Bad Brains in a game. That'll probably be the only song I'll listen to in the game.

ishcabible6000
ishcabible6000

Not a big punk fan. It is nice to see a White Stripes song that isn't Seven Nation Army is on there.

bghattas
bghattas

Looks to be a pretty good soundtrack for an EA game. Doubt it will be uncensored if the game gets a T rating. I'm more interested in the game itself. Will it give the leading brand (Tony Hawk) a run for its money? The arguing here over the soundtrack is ridiculous. You know the old joke about arguing on the 'Net.

falcon11
falcon11

Well...Bodom Got my attention.

sand_man4192
sand_man4192

I'm excited to see how this game is. I've always loved the Tony Hawk games, so it will be cool to see how they fare against each other.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

That's a good soundtrack. As a popular music afficianado / snob, I thoroughly improve, despite being perplexed by the choice for a David Bowie song. Oh, and DEVO FTW. Duty now for the future! EDIT: @ cross-dark-fire, there is no profanity in the NWA song. I think it might be the only one that doesn't have it, hence the inclusion.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Damn, that soundtrack looks pretty good, actually. Good to see it's not all that Green Day and Blink 182 crap.

hades200621
hades200621

Looks nice wondering if a spreated OST cd would be released... :?

DeltaSpirit
DeltaSpirit

Cool but i don't really care since i'll just use my tracks

JamesL007
JamesL007

I like this soundtrack so far, I hope they add a customizable track too, PEace

gollum007
gollum007

well actually im 15 years old, and there's alot more skaters who listen to classic rock bands than u think.i would skate, but i dont have money and no board, and there's no skate shops where i live.

basketcasetct
basketcasetct

this is a skater sound track..they are trying to cater to skaters...they didn't make the sound track for a 32 year old gaming nerd so why don't you guys shut your mouths I like it, there are some good punk bands on there

gollum007
gollum007

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zippyzee
zippyzee

gollum007 this isnt a forum. shut it.