1980s skate punk
Agression from Oxnard, California
1980s skate punk band, Agression was based initially in Oxnard, California, in the early 1980s. Three of their members originally skated for Sims.
The cover of their 1983 album, “Don’t Be Mistaken,” shows 1970’s Dogtown skater Arthur Lake as photographed by the legendary skate and punk photographer Glen E. Friedman, who documented so much of the early Dogtown skate scene.
Below is the original Friedman photograph used on Agression’s album cover and the album cover itself.
Album Cover Photograph (original)
Agression Don't be Mistaken Album Art
Dogtown Legend, Arthur Lake
Some of you may recognize this photo of Arthur Lake, pretending to eat a bird in front of a wall with graffiti
Two of Agression’s songs on this album are of particular interest for our purposes here. “Intense Energy” and “Locals Only.” The content of these two songs are very Dogtown to say the least. Here they are with the lyrics below.