Since I can’t afford or seem to get the hang of buying old skateboards on eBay, I’ve taken to collecting skatesploitation records instead. It seems like there is handful of the same records that are well circulated. Sometimes they go for $50, but you can pick them up for $10-$15 if you are patient. So I don’t get too bummed if I don’t win an auction. The first time I saw this record I thought I’d be able to pick it up for a few bucks plus postage, but I was shocked when it went for over $100 in the last 24 hours. I thought it was a fluke until I lost another auction to a seemingly ridiculous high bid. There must be cutthroat market out there for really obscure funk bands. Here’s another listing of this record, this time with an opening bid of $89. I’ve seen it on record collecting sites for as high as $258! It sounds very 70′s but the popular consensus is that is was released in 1980 or 81. Well fortunately for my wallet, you can download the mp3. In the mean time I’ll be lurking around the Goodwills looking for stray copies of Skateboard B/W Closer by Chemistry. It’s mainly an instrumental with a few random and hilarious sounding chants. Do the skateboard after the jump.
[Image: Matlo 44]