Saturday, September 08, 2012
Skateboarding and Racing in the UK 1978: Malibu -Skateboarding vs. Second Opinion –King of The Raceway
These two singles are part of an interesting haul I picked up the other day. Both are UK releases from 1978 and pretty much on the obscure side of the skateboarding craze and race track shenanigans...
Malibu –Skateboarding/Billy –Cleverly Bros Records CBSP 1000-100 (1978 UK)
Malibu may have been a studio aggregation from the Nottingham area, Recorded at Rainbow Studios, Skateboarding is a great cash- in with a full on meaty approach a bit like Eddie & The Hot Rods meets Rockpile with added harmonies and some 1978 styled lead guitar. The B side is more akin to mid 70s Southern rock, thus of less interest.
Hear a full version of Skateboarding
Second Opinion –King of The Raceway/Stormbird –Tash 0035 (1978 UK)
Second Opinion are a Norfolk band with a long history and are still operating today: http://second-opinion.org.uk/index.html King of The Raceway is a reved-up jewel which was commissioned by the Swaffham Raceway Stock Car Track and was played at all their events. It’s a great Powerpop tune with fine twists and turns regardless of the theme. The B side is a Shadows-like instrumental.
Hear a full version of King of The Raceway