Bobshirt Fred Gall Interview
Bobshirt and Transworld have come through with an absolute beast of an interview with long term Habitat pro, switch innovator and intoxicant connoisseur Fred Gall. Coming up in Philly in the early 90s saw him witnessing (as well as playing a major part in shaping) the rise of the ‘East Coast street skater’ stereotype and a spot on Alien Workshop saw him putting together a Sabbath-scored slice of street destruction in Timecode before the birth of sister company Habitat saw him joining them for what has now been an 18 year relationship.
A life spent in the skateboarding limelight coupled with an intense thirst for partying means that Gall has stories for days (if you haven’t read the story about saving monks from a burning building in Thailand then do so immediately) and only a small portion are covered over the course of this hour – but he still manages to cover such varied subjects as Love Park’s heyday, selling weed to visiting pros, skating to Canned Heat on the Sub Zero video, Matt Reason, the birth of Habitat and moving over there from Alien Workshop, chilling at Brooklyn Banks with his mum, getting critiqued by Ricky Oyola, staying in Catalan brothels and more. Obviously one to watch immediately!
“I totally elbow dropped him; he flipped out, kicked me in the face as hard as he could and broke his foot on my face.”
“Freddy breaks it all down from LOVE Park, the Sub Zero video, skating while under the influence, his first time at the Brooklyn Banks, those classic Alien graphics, taking his mom to the Bahamas, destroying hotels, and so much more. Stay tuned to the very end for a surprise!”