Lee Ralph: Skateboarding’s Caveman Poet?

by The Editors on May 7, 2012

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New Zealand’s Stuff.co.nz has a great catching-up profile on skate legend Lee Ralph that is worth a visit.

THINK of how the Sex Pistols, with all their shooting star aggression, changed modern music, and you get an idea about the impact Ralph has had on skateboarding, a 20 million-strong nation these days. . . . . . ”He was aggressive, but had a really good style. Just so flowing,” film-maker Andrew Moore, director of the documentary No More Heroes, which focuses on the rise of Kiwi skateboarding in the 70s and 80s, says. . . ”He did a lot of tricks that no one had seen over there, and the Americans just loved it. To this day, any American skater you meet will always ask about Lee Ralph.’ . . .”Lee’s more hardcore than any sort of hardcore rock and rollers I’ve met. He’s almost Bukowski-like.”

That’s just the start. Click the link to read the rest.

[Link: Stuff.co.nz]

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