Despite Quartersnacks’ coverage of Brian Wenning’s undeniable influence last decade, we haven’t really come to expect much from him since he was spotted nosegrind nollie heelflipping in board shorts in the DC video (unlike the rest of the tri-state area.) Well, some dude who’s pretty much an absolute genius, reminded us of why people are still in love with this guy’s skating ten years down the line. This is the best remix video ever, as far as execution goes.
Not to take away from ourselves, it’s likely that they were at least somewhat inspired by the QS Pappalardo / Skynyrd combo from the Mind Field re-edit (I’d upload the individual part, but some people weren’t too psyched.) Even though “Free Bird” is basically the cliché classic rock song and most obvious “great guitar solo” ever, it has a certain epic quality to it that’s undeniable. You can be driving down the interstate at 4 AM, with 300 miles left to go and all of the people in the car asleep, and they can’t really fault you for waking them up by turning the volume up to the max when it comes on whatever classic rock station you switch to. Just like Jeezy makes music for those moving work on I-85, Skynyrd makes music for road trips where you go at least thirty-five miles over the speed limit the whole time.
I never realized that this guy amassed 9:14 worth of footage in his career either. Thanks to whoever made this, you’re brilliant. The part with the guns right before the guitar speeds up and the Staten Island footage starts is so good.
That thing said last week about Creedence being the only QS-approved rock band is actually false, because Skynyrd is most definitely on that list.