Loud Ones – In the Van #15 – Bob Otis

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 Bob Otis – singer for DropDead and guitarist for Extinction Machine.

“Bob is truly the one person in this world I know I can count on any hour of any day for any reason, no questions asked. He will come running, pants on or pants off, depending on the emergency. His brain is like a computer that takes what he hears and instantly processes it into something completely original and hilarious that you’ve never heard before. If you watch him, you can see that even he has no idea what he’s going to say, but it’s always gold. It’s also how he says it. He once uttered the words  “Pina Colada” in reference to some sort of non-existent sex act and just the way he said those words had me on the floor. He’s got a Mitch Hedberg type way of making something funny just in the way he speaks. That’s also why he never tells a story the same way twice. It’s always fresh and funny. Bob increased my kindness toward abandoned city animals. I had never thought much of strays, but watching Bob take the scraggliest runt and transform it back into a beautiful healthy animal that anyone would want was pretty extraordinary. Not too many people have ever actually changed how I think about anything, but he did and it wasn’t through words or loud action. It was by quietly doing the things that make him Bob, every damn day!” – Craig Kureck of Arab on Radar, Chinese Stars & Doomsday Student

Loud Ones – In The Van #15 – Bob Otis

Bob pays tribute to the Idle Rich, The Proletariat, DYS, the FUs, Siege, Antisect, Crass, Danny Way, Discharge, Rudimentary Peni, Jello Biafra, Dan St. Jacques and Ben Barnett of DropDead.

For your viewing pleasure, we’ve included In The Van episodes #1- #14 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, Bob Furapples, Fred Smith and Joyce Raskin, plus one of the Loud Ones greatest hits, “Time To Skate”. Get more from The Loud Ones at

Loud Ones – In The Van #14 – Joyce Raskin

Joyce pays tribute to Scream, Ignition, Positive Force D.C., Z-Boys, Peggy Oki, The Descendents, Milo Aukerman, The Clash, Skate Like A Girl, Lizzie Armanto, Tony Hawk, Powell Peralta, Sam Liu, Fugazi, Courtney Barnett, Drew Barrymore, girl power and more!

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…

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”


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

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