All Hail Chuck Treece

Chuck comes thru the Fat City Skate Sauce house every once in a while.  He’s constantly on the move making music with anybody from Santigold to The Roots.  Mad Respect to you Chuck, keep layin back that steez!

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^^Photo by Spike Jonze

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Chuck Treece (born June 30, 1964) is a session musician and professional skateboarder from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His credits include starting the 1980s skate punk band McRad, remixing songs for Amy Grant and Sting, playing the bass line on “The River of Dreams” by Billy Joel, filling in on drums at a Pearl Jam concert, and touring with Urge Overkill and Bad Brains.

Treece grew up in Newark, Delaware, where he attended John Dickinson High School, but moved to Philadelphia in 1982 because, according to Treece, “I was sick of high-school and I knew I wasn’t going to college. I knew I wanted to do music and skate.” Between 1982 and 1990, he was a professional skater with endorsements by several companies, including Santa Cruz Skateboards, Powell-Peralta, and Airwalk sneakers. Treece released two albums with his band McRad, Absence of Sanity in the 1980s (rereleased 2001) and FDR in 2007. In 1991, he also released a solo album on Caroline Records titled Dream’n. He continues to skate at FDR Skatepark in Philadelphia.