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"
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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