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OPM – “Heaven is a Halfpipe”

We’d be hard-pressed to tell you what reggae/rock band OPM is up to these days, but back during the turn of the new millennium, the L.A. natives known for their laid-back vibes put out a skate anthem for the ages. A story of a man who just wants to skate and live free, the song literally imagines the pearly gates as a halfpipe upon which he can skate without being harassed by the cops. Or in the words of OPM, “cause right now on Earth I can't do jack without the man upon my back.” “Heaven Is a Halfpipe,” which was a chart-buster all across the globe, even featured mentions of a couple of pro skaters, Christian Hosoi and Mike McGill, and their skills on the board.

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