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From 'Head First' to forgetters

Blake Schwarzenbach returns with new band, BMX video makers rejoice

Updated: November 16, 2012, 6:31 PM ET
By Brian Tunney

Blame this one on Eddie Roman. Maybe put Mat Hoffman in there too.

In 1991, BMX video producer Eddie Roman partnered with Hoffman to create a legendary video known as "Head First." At the time, BMX was amid a serious recession that upended brands and left sponsored pros scrambling for full-time work. A handful of pros managed to squeeze by on salaries that consisted of a few hundred dollars a month. Tires became hard to come by.

But by the final section of ...

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