July 19, 2002
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Camper Van Beethoven are playing at the Knitting Factory in New York City tonight. After they broke up, they divided into sucky and non-sucky parts. Some members have been putting out pretty consistently good music by themselves over the years. Here's what they've been up to.
posted by interrobang (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
sadly, it's not worth the $20 for my unemployed carcase to go find out if what's left of them are still any good.

time to go dig up some key lime pie...
posted by dorian at 10:12 AM on July 19, 2002

I saw the Wrestling Worms open for Camper Van on the a college campus back in the day (that day being in 90 I think). The Worms sucked. Camper was incredible. I have to disagree with your assessment of Cracker, I think Kerosene Hat is pretty damn good. Glad to see Camper's getting back together (I wondered why take the skin heads bowling was playing on KEXP the other day). Unfortunately, even for my temporarily employed carcass, day of plane fair to NYC is too much for me. Not to mention the $20 ticket price.
posted by daver at 10:35 AM on July 19, 2002

I keep meaning to buy the recently released double album complete cover that Camper did of the Fleetwood Mac album, Tusk. Sound like a lot of fun. I read somewhere that it was done in a drunken haze while snowed in at a cabin.
posted by machaus at 10:50 AM on July 19, 2002

All I know about these guys is "Take the Skinheads Bowling", which was a song some of my camp counselors did back in the day. What was up with that?
posted by MarkO at 11:03 AM on July 19, 2002

some of my camp counselors did back in the day

Mine did the same thing. Good God, we probably know each other.
posted by rocketman at 11:26 AM on July 19, 2002

i quite like cracker (that i first heard at kexp, and i found out about kexp from here). i gather camper van are better? when one of those mp3s finally oozes it's way here i guess i'll know (maybe it would be faster if i killed the kexp stream ;o)
posted by andrew cooke at 12:30 PM on July 19, 2002

none of the mp3s here are actually of camper van beethoven. they're of their non-cracker offspring. there are a few sound samples of Camper here
posted by interrobang at 12:36 PM on July 19, 2002

I thought Cracker Van Beethoven broke up and the singer became Jets to Brazil? That's weird. (Song samples here.)
posted by Vek at 1:15 PM on July 19, 2002

I also like some of Cracker's stuff a lot, for what it's worth.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:25 PM on July 19, 2002

saw camper for free in vermillion, south dakota 1988. Telephone Tree Landslide Victory is in my car right now. Some albums just last.
posted by chrismc at 10:46 PM on July 19, 2002

rocketman, any chance you went to a YMCA camp in upstate NY?
posted by MarkO at 7:48 AM on July 26, 2002

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