Thursday, March 7, 2013

From The Archives: Camper Van Beethoven - 2004


This is the expanded 2004 reissue.
Quirky Indie rock interspersed with instrumental tracks that sound like Russian Ska Music. In fact one of the bands from which Camper Van Beethoven evolved was called Estonian Gauchos - if there were gauchos in Estonia I can imagine them producing the sort of music featured here. Remarkable.

David Lowery -lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Jonathan Segel - violin, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
Chris Molla -guitar, backing vocals
Victor Krummenacher -bass, backing vocals 
Anthony Guess -drums

Tracklist:

"The Day That Lassie Went to the Moon" - 3:14
"Border Ska" - 2:56
"Wasted" - 1:55
"Yanqui Go Home" - 2:41
"Oh No!" - 1:54
"9 of Disks" - 2:36
"Payed Vacation: Greece" - 1:52
"Where The Hell is Bill?" - 2:05
"Wasting All Your Time" - 2:59
"Epigram #5" - 0:09
"At Kuda" - 2:14
"Epigram #2" - 0:21
"Cowboys From Hollywood (Original Version)" - 1:41
"Colonel Enrique Adolfo Bermudez" - 2:09
"Vladivostock" - 2:22
"Skinhead Stomp" - 1:47
"Tina" - 1:37
"Take The Skinheads Bowling" - 2:32
"Mao Reminisces About His Days in Southern China" - 1:59
"I Don't See You" - 2:23
"Balalaika Gap" - 2:13
"Opi Rides Again" - 0:50
"Club Med Sucks" - 3:05
"Ambiguity Song" - 2:30
"Heart (Remix)" - 3:07 (Hidden Track)


2 comments:

  1. I mean, how can you go wrong with a song whose refrain is "Take the Skinheads Bowling"? What a dynamite record and I completely missed this one from CvB. Thanks Colleyc.

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