How the music of ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ shaped the tastes of a generation 

Back in the year 1999, when the edgiest music most middle schoolers heard from the radio was Smash Mouth or Nickelback, the soundtrack to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was like a shot of pure adrenaline.

When punk rock had mainly become mainstream pop punk, Tony Hawk found a way to sneak subversive modern punk right into middle school living rooms around the country.