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Camper Van Beethoven: Explain it to Me!
During the past couple of years, I have posted song title games about a variety of bands, musical styles and performers. I recently handed my song title game over to RoaDapple with glee!
Today, I am not only honoring someone I got to know through these song title blogs, as a way of wishing him a Happy Birthday, but am trying to find out more information about the whys and whos of a specific group of people. Help me out here!
Camper Van Beethoven came out of Redlands, California in 1983 with the likes of guitarist Chris Molla, drummer Bill McDonald, Krammenacher, John Segal, and future Crackers initiator, David Lowery.
Repeatedly, both Beethoven and Crackers' band name have come up in conversation and as a request for this game. So, finally, here it is.
I'll leave it up to my wise, and extremely knowledgeable audience, to further my education when it comes to this band's members, differing performance styles, past and present band names, etc.
Their song titles include such interesting and creatives names as in their first hit single, "Take the Skinheads Bowling", and are followed by "Mouth of the Crocodile", "Pictures of Matchstick Men", and "Vampire Can Mating Oven".
Please post a link to your favorite song by any of these members and their bands, past or present, and tell us anything you care to about why you like them, a favorite performance you saw, your dream combination of members, or favorite lyrics.
Happy Birthday, Camper (hope you had a terrific day yesterday!)