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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Camper Van Beethoven Is Dead: Long Live Camper Van Beethoven

Camper Van Beethoven "Camper Van Beethoven Is Dead: Long Live Camper Van Beethoven" Release Date Jun 6, 2000

Review by Jason Ankeny
Falling somewhere between a reunion LP and an odds-and-sods compilation, Camper Van Beethoven Is Dead: Long Live Camper Van Beethoven is an appropriately bizarre record by any measure; a crazy-quilt of live tracks, unreleased cuts, demos, and rarities all newly edited and manipulated in late 1999 by founding members David Lowery, Victor Krummenacher, and Jonathan Segel, the album goes out of its way to do seemingly everything but summarize the band's history. The finale, "We're All Wasted and We're Wasting All Your Time" — a backwards reading of the classic "Take the Skinheads Bowling" complete with new vocals — perfectly encapsulates CVB's deconstructionist approach to their own legacy, an irreverence wholly in keeping with the band's original spirit. It's impossible to know where the vintage material ends and the latter-day studio trickery begins. Old songs made new and vice versa, the album isn't a retrospective but a resurrection.
Tracks
1 Broadcasting Live From The MCI-Worldcom-ATT-Chrysler-Daimler-Mitsubishi-Phillips-BASF-LG-Phillip Morris-BP-Texaco-Pfizer-AOL-Time-Warner-Boeing-Microsoft-Aeroflot-United-Yoyodyne Coliseum, Strom Thurmond City,Mars Krummenacher, Lowery, Segel 2:41
2 L' Aguardiente Krummenacher, Lowery, Segel 5:08
3 Tom's Flower's 1500 Valves Krummenacher, Lowery, Segel 2:37
4 All Her Favorite Fruit [Orchestral Version] Krummenacher, Lisher, Lowery ... 5:32
5 Closing Theme Krummenacher, Lowery, Segel 2:16
6 Loose Lips Sink Ships Krummenacher, Lowery, Segel 1:19
7 Who Are the Brain Police? Zappa 3:16
8 Stayin' at Home With the Girls in the Morning [Vienna Club Mix] Krummenacher, Lowery, Segel 2:06
9 Klondike Krummenacher, Lowery, Segel 5:14
10 S.P. 37957 Medley Krummenacher, Lowery, Segel 6:18
11 Balalaika Gap [demo version] Krummenacher, Lowery, Segel 2:43
12 The Perfect Enigma Machine Krummenacher, Lowery, Segel :40
13 We're All Wasted and We're Wasting Your Time Krummenacher, Lowery, Segel 3:11
MP3 192 kBpS

2 Comments:

Blogger Samantha said...

Hi HUMPPAZOID. I've been enjoying the wealth of your blog. Thank you from the depths of my eardrums.

Any chance of a higher bitrate rip of Hillbilly Hellcats' - Our Brand? Current posted is 160 and I wish to share it on a site that requires 192 minimum. Hard band to find.

Thanks for any reply. :-)

5:29 AM  
Blogger humppazoid said...

:) Hi Samantha! 160 - it's all I've got myself now - original CD was cracked by friend of mine years ago - sorry!

6:06 AM  

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