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Jordan Burns (Strung Out) talks to ESPN about motocross

April 19, 2012
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Strung Out drummer Jordan Burns recently spoke to ESPN about the integration of punk rock into motocross, as well as Burns' own motocross exploits. Check out an excerpt below:

“You guys had something different going on as you were representing the punk rock scene so you had that mix of music and motocross that no one else had. How did this come about?

Well, I don't mean to pat ourselves on the backs but, I really honestly believe that myself, Erik Sandin from NOFX, and Kenny Watson really had a first hand in introducing punk rock music to the motocross world through Moto XXX.

Back in the day no one was listening to punk rock music. No one knew the bands we put into our videos until they started hearing the tunes through our video and then we put out the first “Moto XXX” soundtrack on CD, which no other film company had done. We were always really tight with all the bands so it made it easy for us with using the music and getting the rights with bands like my own, NOFX, Pennywise, Lagwagon, and so on. I really do believe that Moto XXX was responsible for bringing punk rock music into motocross.”

Written by Bryne Yancey

Position: Former Web Editor HQ: Orlando, FL (soon to be Cleveland, OH) Nice to meet you! I'm Bryne Yancey, the former web editor for Alternative Press. Prior to joining AP full-time, I volunteered at Punknews.org and freelanced for Myspace Music and AP, writing reviews and such.  I enjoy 80s thrash metal, leather-jacket pop-punk, obscure 90s/2000s emo, contemporary crust-core, and plenty in between. I'm a big fan of pizza, nachos, dessert, sleeveless t-shirts, wearing shorts year-round, sunglasses, science fiction, dry humor, horror, the Florida Marlins, the Orlando Magic, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Vinyl is great; Spotify is equally and differently great. Green Day's "Dookie," Bad Religion's "All Ages," and the Suicide Machines' "Battle Hymns" changed my life. I don't think our scene has ever been as exciting or promising as it is right now. Top ten albums OF ALL TIME (but in no particular order): Saves The Day - Stay What You Are Green Day - Warning Jimmy Eat World - Futures Snapcase - Designs For Automotion Hot Water Music - Caution Metallica - ...And Justice For All The Suicide Machines - Battle Hymns Bad Religion - The Process of Belief The Lawrence Arms - The Greatest Story Ever Told Descendents - ALL Twitter | Tumblr