When I was 15, at this time of day on Friday, I’d probably be vegging out after-school style with a mall-rat friend or two, ordering up punk rock videos on The Box while waiting for Kurt Loder and Tabitha Soren to tell us about The Week in Rock over at MTV. Remember The Week in Rock? Remember The Box? The Box was like a publicly accessible broadcasting juke box of music videos.
In the early/mid-’90s that was where you were more likely to see rock videos with skateboards in them. Directed by Team Geritol veteran skater Elvis Wilson, the above Epic Ditch clip for “Unexploded Ordnance” — the poppiest number on the band’s forthcoming 36-Hour EP — is a rock video with skateboards in it. It would have fit right in on The Box. Of course, videos don’t appear on television anymore — and I’m no longer a teenager, either. But neither is Hurts to Laugh lead singer/drummer Erik Dail, who is seen rippin’ shit up at the skate park as the band rocks out.