Loud Ones – In The Van #13 – Fred Smith

Fred Smith – Tuck Knee at Cedar Crest. Photo by Jim Noonan…

Juice Magazine, Skeleton Key Mfg and The Loud Ones present this original interview series, “In The Van” by punker skate rockers, the Loud Ones, as they motor through the country and temporarily kidnap interesting characters in their renovated touring machine while sedating them with beers and questions. Today’s episode features the original Loud One, Fred Smith.

“Keep on, what it is that you dig. Do it cuz you dig it, and keep on… Fred Smith, that’s right, doing it… Whatever it is, and Freddie does. What Freddie does, so easily. By chance, nah, by passion, and Heart. That’s what separates the good from the ? ? ? It’s all Good… and then some…” – Steve Olson

“Freddie was the first skater I met that had tats. The Loud Ones showed up at the Ocean Bowl for a contest driving a big old Pontiac. Fred worked on cars at the time, so they always made it somehow. We became friends instantly. He spent a summer living at my house. My mom welcomed him like another son. Everybody tried to be like Freddie. He’s got a lot of charisma. He sold more boards than anyone. Lots of style, just ripped it up. I was the third person he tattooed and, from there, a tattoo artist was born. All around good dude. We had many good times…We recruited victims to tat off the boardwalk at nite. Skated all day. Good times.” – Josh Marlowe

Loud Ones – In The Van #13 – Fred Smith

Fred Smith pays tribute to Dead Boys, Big World, Alva team, Bones Brigade, Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Blender, Mark Gonzales, Dead Kennedys, Joe Strummer, the Living Room, Jeff Phillips, Blaize Blouin…


Fred Smith interview by Steve Olson [Juice #69] Photo by Jim Noonanfredsmith4

Madonna at The Blues in a chilly New England autumn. Photo by Jim Noonan


Freddy with O.G. drawing of the “Loud One” Alva graphic. Photo by Karim Ghonem

For your viewing pleasure, we’ve included In The Van episodes #1- #11 featuring Dougie Death, Jones Harrington, Metal Man, Sloppy Sam and Wez Lundry, Donny Barley, Dan St. Jacques, Davey Rogers, Big Tim Klemonsky, Bob Cenci, Kevin Day and Bob Furapples plus one of the Loud Ones greatest hits, “Time To Skate”. Get more from The Loud Ones at

Loud Ones – In The Van #12 – Bob Furapples

Bob Furapples pays tribute to the Clash, the Ramones, Jake Phelps, Sex Pistols, D.O.A., Tony Hawk, Chuck Biscuits, the Misfits , Minor Threat, Johnny Rotten, Gallery East, Jerry’s Kids, the FUs, Pushead and more.

Loud Ones – In The Van #11 – Kevin Day

Kevin Day pays tribute to the Loud Ones, Devo, 5.9 Death Crew, Jimi Hendrix, Tony Alva, Bad Brains, Mike Weed, Skitch Hitchcock, Garrison Hitchcock, Eddie Elguera, Red AKA Mark Scott, Bob Burnquist, Lux Interior of The Cramps, Henry Rollins, Schmitt Stix, Devo, Steve Olson, Duane Peters, Mike Brown and New England.

Loud Ones – In The Van #10 – Bob Cenci of Jerry’s Kids

Bob Cenci pays tribute to Dead Kennedys, Discharge, Steve Olson, Black Flag, Henry Rollins, Bad Brains, Jake Phelps, Iggy Pop, Duane Peters, Gang Green and more…. with additional questions from: Davey Rogers, Paul Wisienewski (Green Issue Skateboards), Dougie Death, The RathSkeller, Jimmy Gestapo, Rob Mertz and Russ Iglay.

Loud Ones – In The Van #9 – Big Tim Klemonsky

Big Tim pays tribute to Fear, Gwar, Santa Cruz, Consolidated Skateboards, Jason Jessee, Karma Tsocheff, Andy Roy, The Cro Mags, Sloppy Sam, Wade Speyer, Bruce Juice, Mark Gonzales, Rune Glifberg, Darby Crash, Wounded Knee Skateboards, Bod Boyle and Motorhead.

Loud Ones – In The Van #8 – Davey Rogers

Davey Rogers pays tribute to Peter Hewitt, The Ramones, The Misfits, Lance Mountain, Hosoi Skateboards, Wounded Knee Skateboards, Motorhead, The Cro-Mags and more…

Loud Ones – In The Van #7 – Dan St. Jacques

Dan St. Jacques pays tribute to Extinction Machine, Olneyville Sound System, Agnostic Front, Wrecking Crew, Youth of Today, Z-Boys, Bones Brigade, Zorlac, The Stooges, Steve Alba, Micke Alba, Black Flag, Mark Gonzales, Iggy Pop and more…

Loud Ones – In The Van #6 – Donny Barley

Donny Barley pays tribute to skateboarding, Fugazi, Dan Drehobl, Santa Cruz Skateboards, Tom Knox, Eric Dressen, Speed Freaks, Wheels on Fire, Nirvana, Sloppy Sam, Bad Brains, H.R., Hosoi Hammerhead, Dinosaur Jr. and the Dead Kennedys.

Loud Ones – In The Van #5 – Wez Lundry

Wez Lundry pays tribute to: Oingo Boingo, The Pretenders, The Graven Image, Dead Kennedys, Alva team, Craig Johnson, Fred Smith, Tex Gibson, Bill Danforth, Eddie Reategui, The Ramones, MoFo, Dead  Boys, Radio Birdman, Mc5, The Accused, Christian Hosoi, Lance Mountain, John Cardiel, Neil Blender, Mark Gonzales, Ben Raybourn, Jello Biafra, Joe Strummer and Dave Duncan.

Loud Ones – In The Van #4 – Sloppy Sam

Sloppy Sam pays tribute to: 5.9 Crew, Angry Samoans, Burnside locals ’94, Sage, Red, Little John, PigPen, Neil Heddings, Q-Man, AC/DC, Warped Tour, John Fabriquer, Tim Klemonsky, Dan Drehobl, Dez Cadena, Danger Decks, Schmitt Stix, Slayer, Dan Tag and more…

Loud Ones – In The Van #3 – Metal Man

Metal Man pays tribute to: The Proletariat, Big World, Alva Skateboards, The Tubes, Cedar Crest, Tony Magnusson, Dead Kennedys, Christian Hosoi, Johnny Lydon and The Mentors.

Loud Ones – In The Van #2 – Jones Harrington

Jones Harrington pays tribute to: Butthole Surfers, Body Count, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Santa Cruz Skateboards, Baker Skateboards, The Jam, Jeff Grosso, The Germs, Neil Blender, The Cramps, Real Skateboards and the Buzzcocks.

Loud Ones – In The Van #1 – Dougie Death

Dougie Death pays tribute to 7Seconds, Bad Religion, 5.9 Crew, Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Fred Smith, Bad Brains, John Cardiel and Born Against.

Loud Ones – “Time to Skate”

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Loud Ones are DKnow – Drums, Metal Man – Guitar, Fred Smith III- Bass, Mike – Guitar/Vocals and Boog – Vox…

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