Heaven Is A Halfpipe
by OPM

Album: Menace To Sobriety (2001)
Charted: 4
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Songfacts®:

  • A halfpipe is a slang term for a skateboard ramp shaped in a downward arch. The song became a skater anthem in the UK.
  • The band's distinctive sound is a combination of hip-hop, punk and reggae. The success of the song led to their debut album Menace To Sobriety being re-issued, having flopped the year before. The band lost their record deal with Atlantic soon after.
  • The line, "If I Die Before I Wake, At Least In Heaven I Can Skate" outraged many Christian sects in the UK. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Dave - Cardiff, Wales, for all above

Comments: 1

  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesA year after this song came out, Paul Oakenfold released a single called "Starry-Eyed Surprise", which drew comment from UK critics for its uncanny similarity to "Heaven Is A Halfpipe"
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