Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Interlude | An Eclipse on the Ocean


Aww, sorry for the pun in the title, sometimes I can't help. Anyway yeah, a reader once asked me, a long while back, more info about The Eclipse, a mysterious band that perfectly fit Ocean Howell's and Markus Wyndham's parts in Risk It. Since this had been intriguing me for a minute as well, I just asked Ocean to see what he had to say.
Incidentally, and it might have been the true aim of this post, this whole thing served the purpose to link Bertrand Trichet's website, an awesome French skate and non-skate, thanks lil' baby Jesus, photographer who did some stuff with Ocean a few years ago in SF. So, The Eclipse, you said?

Ocean Howell:
"The Eclipse was a local band from North County San Diego. A good friend of mine was in it in high school. I don't have the recordings anymore, but someone else asked recently so I think I'll try to get in touch with my old buddy Jonny Eads to see if he has any copies..."

Meager, but to be continued. Ocean's tune was called Bugs and Markus' Love's Last Whisper, and that's all I know for now. I will keep the Eclipse-hungry masses in touch if anything more manifests, though.

8 comments:

chops said...

damn... Ocean doesn't even have the recordings anymore! impossible to find!

thanks and keep up the good work, holmes.

we're so close...

Eightsix said...

There must be more of us who have been searching for The Eclipse and have had to make do with RISK IT! Ah not that, that is a bad thing by any means. Ocean Howell is a rad skater and by the sounds of some interviews a very cool guy too. We live in hope...
If you can get hold of said recordings will they be available to all of us? Im in New Zealand, I wonder how many Eclipse fans there are globally. Alot I think.

Not The New Stereo Video said...

Pretty much everybody who ever saw Risk It and right after tried to find reeaaallly slippery surfaces to sweep bigpins like him ha ha.
I'll post if anything ever manifests, that'd be cool.

dmattt said...

There has to be a master or a copy of this somewhere out there! One would think that Santa Cruz would have a copy of "Loves Last Whisper" that they used to mix in to the video. This is frustrating. I have found every hard to find song that I have been searching for but "Loves Last Whisper" is mission impossible. =(

Chris said...

It sounds lame but The Eclipse/ somebody should set up a myspace music profile and make the tracks downloadable from there - that would help so many people out. Same goes for so many of those smaller bands who have otherwise been consigned to history - I don't think they realise just how popular they still are years later among a generation of skate video afficianados.

Pete said...

Like many others I've been searching for Eclipse recordings since watching Risk It all those years ago.

Came across this post and the myspace page after one of my annual searches. Good to know I'm not the only one searching.

Looks like the songs still haven't turned up. It's damn frustrating but also kind of heart warming in an age where we expect everything to be accessible to us at the touch of a button!

One day...

Javi said...

Just watched Ocean and Markus' parts on Risk It again...been looking for The Eclipse record(s) ever since I saw that Speed Wheels video back in '91, a 20 year search and not much has been found...I agree with the previous post, maybe the band destined is to remain in our memories like something intagible that we will never be able to enjoy again, just like those magical teenager years of skateboarding under blue summer skies...All that's left is to curl up in a nostalgic blanket remembering those years, which have made who we are today. Still, if someday we find their records, I won't resist the temptation of killing the memories and bringing the music to life in 2011.
Let's leave some mystery in this world of immediate satisfaction. That's how the world was back then, in '91.

Kim said...

I´m looking for it too! Haha, so cool, watched Risk It today once more and gave it a search on google, this post was nice to find too. Greetings from Sweden