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A Place To Find Some Rarer Tunes (Mod, PowerPop, Punk, Ska) ripped from my vinyl collection. If it sounds good I'll post it. The idea being that now you know about them, you can seek them out! If anyone is unhappy about any of these posts please contact me & I will take them off.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

the Rivals - Skateboarding in the UK (1978)

b/w - Top of the pops

Ah the Cool sounds of surf, DIY & powerpop coming together to make the almost perfect sound.

The band's only vinyl output was on "Sound on sound" which was run by a record shop [Rockin' records] based in South east London (Penge)
I suspect then, that they were also from that "neck of the woods".

I can't help you with all the band members names but the tunes were written by
Rob Fincher &
Trevor Crowther

Sounds & scans below



  1. If I remember rightly, they were from Bromley. Is that near Penge?? I dunno!

  2. It's pretty close - all around the Croydon area!!

  3. Does anyone else think that "Top Of The Pops" is even better than the A-side?

  4. I go through stages of preferring either /or

  5. I think the lead solo in 'Skateboarding' is as quaint as they come!