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The Slackers - Digital Albums

NYC Boat Cruise 2009

Digital - Whatevski DIP001, released 2009

The Slackers, through whatevski.org, have begun to put out a big series of digital releases.  Most have been live performances, but they have put their last couple of albums out digitally through that site as well.  The NYC Boat Cruise 2009 show was the first in the series.  Download only.

Version Approximate value ($)
Whatevski DIP001 Download 3

Slackfest NYC 2009

Whatevski DIP003, released 2009

Whatevski Slackers show no. 2.

Version Approximate value ($)
Whatevski DIP003 Download 5

Lost and Found

U.S. CD - Special Potato SP-27, released 2009

U.S. LP - Paper & Plastick PP0030, released 2009

Japan CD/LP - Ska in the World SIWI-138, released 2009

Digital - Whatevski DIP004, released 2009

This release made me happy.  It is a collection of random material that the Slackers recorded over the years that had, to this point, never seen the light of day.  There are some really excellent recordings on here.  The vinyl came out on three different colors: the standard black, a yellow/black split, and a greenish "mustard mix" vinyl.  The mustard mix was limited to 100 and supposedly only available through Interpunk, but I got it later from Paper & Plastick. I'm not positive the color of this version was what they were going for.  If you look closely, it is actually two different colors, split down the middle, but the colors ended up being very similar...kind of a greenish brown mess.

As far as I know, the yellow/black split was only available directly from Paper & Plastick or directly from the band.  It's a tough find - took me over a year.  Most are black.  The Japanese LP is the standard U.S. black vinyl with a "Ska in the World" sticker added to the outer packaging.  NOW...be forewarned: the vinyl does not contain as many tracks as any of the other versions.  In fact, it has substantially fewer (12).  The digital release contains a bonus track.

Version Approximate value ($)
Paper & Plastick PP0030 Mustard Mix (100) 18-20
Paper & Plastick PP0030 Yellow/Black 18-20
Paper & Plastick PP0030 Black 12-15
Ska in the World SIWI-138 Black 15-20
Mustard Mix
Yellow/Black
Black
Sleeve Gatefold

Live Holiday Show 2009

Digital - Whatevski DIP006, released 2009

They just squeezed this one in uder the wire...released 12/31/09.

Version Approximate value ($)
Whatevski DIP006 Download 3

The Great Rocksteady Swindle

U.S. LP - Hellcat 80515-1, released 2010

U.S. CD - Hellcat 80515-2, released 2010

Japan LP - Ska in the World SIWI-134, released 2010

Japan CD - Ska in the World SIWI-131, released 2010

Digital "Album and Fun Pack" - Whatevski DIP009, released 2010

The latest Slackers album sees them going back to Hellcat.  The vinyl came in red and black varieties.  As far as I can tell, the red one is only available through Kings Road Merch (it was still available at last check).  The black one went to everyone else.  As with Lost and Found, the Japanese LP is just the U.S. one with a Ska in the World sticker on it.  It is only more valuable because the retail price is so much higher.  The digital release contains a whole extra set of tracks (25 live tracks plus an interview).

Version Approximate value ($)
Hellcat 80515-1 Red 12-15
Hellcat 80515-1 Black 12-15
Ska in the World SIWI-134 Black 20-25

Live on the West Side 4.6.10

Whatevski DIP012, released 2010

Another live show...haven't listened to this one yet.

Version Approximate value ($)
Whatevski DIP012 Download 4

Live in San Francisco

Whatevski DIP016, released 2011

Recorded at the end of 2010 and released in early 2011.

Version Approximate value ($)
Whatevski DIP016 Download 8
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