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The Slackers - Singles

Schooling the Youth 12"

Germany 12" Select Cuts SC6020, released 2002

This EP was released in Germany as a sampler for the Slackers & Friends album. It was really hard to find for years, but has become super common. There's also a promo version floating around.

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SC6020 12" 10-15 3 Stable
Sleeve Black die-cut sleeve

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International War Criminal

Thought Squad Y911Y CD, released 2004 (U.S.)

Ska in the World SIWI-019 CD (Japan)

Asbestos/Underground Communique ASB/UCR077 LP, released 2013 (U.S.)

Shattered World Music SW-003 LP (U.S.)

The Slackers are not shy about writing politically-charged songs, and this EP was probably the least subtle example of that. Well, so far. Good Stuff. It was only available on CD for many years, but in 2013, Asbestos Records and Underground Communique Records combined to release it on vinyl for the first time, via Kickstarter, as the 2nd round of The 3rd Wave Ska Preservation Society Vinyl Reissue Project. It was released with a bunch of bonus tracks, making it more of a proper album. It came on red and black vinyl. Both are fairly hard to get.

I got in on the fun, and, as with the Pietasters' Oolooloo record, there was a Shattered World Edition for this one as well. There were 50 copies, all on black vinyl, and they were stamped and numbered on a Shattered World label affixed to the backs of the sleeves.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Thought Squad Y911Y CD 4-6 2 Down
SIWI-019 CD (Japan) 4-6 2 Down
ASB/UCR077 LP Red 20-30 7 Stable
ASB/UCR077 LP Black 15-20 5 Stable
SW-003 LP Black 25-35 9 Volatile
Test Pressing
Red
Black
Shattered World Edition Label

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You Must Be Good b/w You Must Be Good Dub

Ska in the World SIWI 046 7", released 2005 (Japan)

This is what I get...both for being out of the game for a number of years, and for allowing too much time to pass between Japan visits. Things like "Ska in the World" happen. This Japanese label began to release a whole host of ska albums and singles, some original, some that had been previously released elsewhere. Part of this massive wave of releases has been a steady stream of very limited 7"s (limited to 300 copies...at least for the early ones). This was the first single that started making collecting Slackers vinyl difficult. The value has not appreciated all that much, despite its scarcity. There was one notably high-priced exception sold on Discogs - I'm still not sure if that was a legit sale. Black vinyl.

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SIWI 046 Black 30-40 7 Stable
Sleeve Plain white paper sleeve

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Lil' Joe b/w Body Double

Ska in the World SIWI 060 7", released 2006 (Japan)

Slackers Ska in the World single #2. Limited to 300 copies, all on black vinyl. Both tracks appeared on the Boss Harmony Sessions disc.

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SIWI 060 Black 30-40 7 Stable
Sleeve Plain white paper sleeve

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Yer Still Blue b/w Mama Told Me

Ska in the World SIWI 069 7", released 2007 (Japan)

Special Potato Promo CD (U.S.)

The third Slackers Ska in the World 7". Limited to 300 copies, all on black vinyl. Both tracks appeared on the Boss Harmony Sessions CD. The Slackers also put out a promo CD version of this one in the States on SPecial Potato.

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SIWI 069 Black 25-35 7 Stable
Sleeve Plain white paper sleeve

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Minha Menina b/w No More Cryin' (ska version)

Music With Soul! MWS-001 7", released 2007 (Brazil)

Minha Menina was a Brazil-only release, limited to 550 numbered copies on black vinyl. It is actually not that difficult to find, but it can be a little costly (mainly due to the postage paid to get it to anywhere other than Brazil).

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MWS-001 Black 10-15 5 Stable
Sleeve Full cardboard sleeve

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Hanukkah

Asbestos ASB043 7", released 2009 (U.S.)

Yep...that happened. The Slackers do Dreidel (and a dub mix of the same on the b-side). Released on solid blue vinyl (500 copies), baby blue vinyl with white splatter (300 copies), and white vinyl with blue splatter (200 copies). Still relatively easy to find, considering the rarity.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
ASB043 Baby Blue 6-10 5 Stable
ASB043 Baby Blue w/ White Splatter 10-12 7 Stable
ASB043 White w/ Baby Blue Splatter (200) 12-15 7 Stable
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy cardboard
Test Press Black vinyl, white labels

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New Year's Day

Urban Pirate UPR-008 7", released 2010 (U.S.)

The Slackers cover U2. It works. Released in late 2010 (hey, just in time for New Year's Day...). The clear vinyl was pretty limited (I read 200 copies on one site, but that seems low). Interpunk sold all of those a while back. Fairly rare now, but not too pricy.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
UPR-008 Clear 8-12 6 Stable
UPR-008 Black 6-8 4 Stable
Sleeve Foldover cardboard sleeve

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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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