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The Slackers Compilations

Skarmageddon

Moon Ska MR041 2xCD, released 1994 (U.S.)

Moon Ska Europe MOON DCD 501 2xCD (UK)

Contains the Slackers track "Sister Sister"

The Slackers track that appears on the Skarmageddon compilation was also on their original demo tape. It was a song from their pre-Slackers days as The Nods (The Nods CD, released years after the fact, is well worth finding). This marked the Slackers' first appearance on Moon. CD only.

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Moon MR041 2xCD 3-5 2 Stable

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Stay SHARP Volume 2

Step-1 Music STEPCD 063 CD, released 1995 (UK)

Contains the Slackers track "Do You Know"

This UK CD compilation contained a great track from The Slackers' demo. I always loved "Do You Know". It was one of the first Nods songs that really began sounding like The Slackers. I was quite pleased when they finally decided to put this song on an album when The Question came out. This was a different version from the one that appears on that album.

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Step-1 STEPCD 063 CD 6-10 2 Stable

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Oi! Skampilation Vol. 1

Radical RAD 70009-2 CD / 70009-4 Cassette, released 1995 (U.S.)

Contains the Slackers track "Ray Gun Sally"

The Slackers track that appeared on this compilation was another from the Nods era. It also appeared on the band's demo tape. This is one of those early songs that sounded very little like The Slackers.

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Radical RAD 70009-2 CD 10-12 Stable

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Death of an American Skathic

Jump Up! JUMP003 CD, released 1995

Contains the Slackers track "Sensi Song"

The American Skathic series from Jump Up defined the midwest ska scene of the 90's. They are all worth your time. No vinyl, just CD. Slightly harder to find, but mainly because you have to search for the hyphenated "Ska-thic" in the title.

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Jump Up JUMP003 CD 10-12 4 Stable

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Roots, Branch and Stem

Stubborn SKA0000 CD, released 1996 (U.S.)

Contains the Slackers track "Run Away"

Roots, Branch and Stem might be my favorite compilation from the third wave ska era. It's a toss-up between this and Ska Island. There are some fabulous songs on this CD: excellent versions of the Stubborn All Stars' "Tin Spam" and Skinnerbox's "Baby" (both different from the album versions), not to mention a beautiful Dunia Best and Django duet ("Come to My Rescue") and what is probably the best Jumpstarts song ever ("Take Me With You"). I highly recommend it. The version of the Slackers' "Run Away" that appears on here is a different version from the one that was on Better Late than Never. I swear there is another compilation out there with yet another version of that song, but my memory is failing me on that one...I never owned it, but I recall that a friend of mine did.

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Stubborn SKA0000 CD 6-10 4 Stable

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Skanarchy III

Elevator Music ELM19 CD, released 1997

Contains the Slackers track "The Frog"

The Slackers song on Skanarchy III is exclusive to that CD. It is "Walkin' the Dog" with a Slackers twist. Entertaining.

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Elevator ELM19 CD 4-6 5 Stable

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Dancin' Mood

Triple Crown 3002-2 CD, released 1997

Contains the Slackers tracks "No More Crying" and "Watch This"

Dancin' Mood was a very good compilation CD that came out in 1997. It contains a different version of The Slackers' "No More Crying" from the one that was later released on The Question. However, "Watch This" was the same version that ended up on Redlight.

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Triple Crown 3002-2 CD 4-6 5 Stable

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Freedom Sounds: A Tribute to the Skatalites

Shanachie 5727 CD, released 1997 (U.S.)

Contains the Slackers track "Calypso Jazz"

For a Skatalites tribute, this CD left me a little unsatisfied. There is some good material on here, but nothing that really keeps me coming back. The Slackers track was exclusive to this release until it was included as a digital bonus track for the re-pressing of Redlight.

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Shanachie 5727 CD 5-8 4 Stable

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Oi! Skampilation Vol. 2: Skalloween

Radical 70013-2 CD, released 1997 (U.S.)

Contains the Slackers track "Munsters Theme"

The second in the Oi! Skampilation series (which one could probably determine from the "Volume 2" in the title...I am just full of groundbreaking information, aren't I?)...this one was Halloween themed. It kicked off with a fun live recording of The Slackers covering the theme from The Munsters. Good times were had by all.

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Radical 70013-2 CD 2-4 2 Stable

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Punked Up Love

VMS 3 2xCD, released 2000

Contains the Slackers track "Mellow Mood"

The Slackers covered Bob Marley's "Mellow Mood" on this comp. Good stuff. The Pietasters also covered that song on their Turbo album. This one is a bit hard to find.

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VMS 3 2xCD 15-20 6 Stable

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This Is Special Potatoe Volume 1

Special Potato SP-04 CD, released 2001 (U.S.)

Contains the Slackers tracks "When I Find a Place Where I Belong" and "Dub TOO"

This compilation was one of the first releases on Special Potato (The Slackers' own label). There are a couple of exclusive Slackers tracks on here. Very good comp overall. No vinyl version - just CD.

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Special Potato SP-04 CD 2-4 2 Down

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Kick Ass Ska

Pimp PR 002 CD, released 2002 (Switzerland)

Contains the Slackers track "Lucifer's Sun"

Kick Ass Ska was a Swiss CD compilation release. Most of the tracks on it were previously available on other releases. The Slackers track was one of the three that had not been released elsewhere. This one is fairly tough to find now.

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Pimp PR 002 CD 10-12 6 Stable

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Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-199 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-499 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-999 copies or publicly sold ~10 times a year
1-3 Common: 1000+ copies, readily available, or publicly sold 20+ times a year

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