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Popular Songs of Great Enduring Strength and Beauty [CD]

Camper Van Beethoven Audio CD
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True to the freewheeling, joyfully schizophrenic swirl of rock, punk, ska, folk, world music and (insert next genre-bending style here) that has defined the Camper Van Beethoven aesthetic since the enduring lineup took shape circa mid-80s, each member of the band has a different spin on how they started working on the songs that developed into La Costa Perdida, their debut on 429 Records and ... Read more in Amazon's Camper Van Beethoven Store

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  • Audio CD (23 Jun 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • ASIN: B001807NY2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 173,245 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Day Lassie Went To The Moon
2. Border Ska
3. Take the Skinheads Bowling
4. Pictures of Matchstick Men (re recording)
5. Skinhead Stomp
6. Opie Rides Again/Club Med Sucks
7. Eye of Fatima parts 1&2 (re recording)
8. ZZ Top Goes to Egypt
9. Sad Lovers' Waltz
10. When I Win the Lottery (re recording)
11. The History of Utah
12. Seven Languages
13. All Her Favorite Fruit (re recording)
14. Good Guys and Bad Guys
15. Circles
16. One of These Days (re recording)
17. Ambiguity Song
18. Shut Us Down

Product Description

**SECOND HAND ITEM** Anthology of their best tunes, including 5 'faithfully' re-recorded songs!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great great band 14 Sep 2011
By Tom
Format:Audio CD
The title says it all... Quite an impossible thing to boil the CVB work down to one CD, and there are bound to be gems missing (and being so "eclectic", I doubt many people would agree on one collection). Still, Joe Stalin's cadillac would have made this a six-star item!
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5.0 out of 5 stars You Wish Your Band Was This Cool 11 Nov 2008
By Schmuddude - Published on
A fine primer for the uninitiated, or the perfect compilation for your cocktail party or condo association's elevator. This collection offers a taste of many of the things that made and make CVB such a pleasure; songcraft that ranges from punk to folk to rawk to ethnic to dissonance to savage beauty to subversively stupid and funny, often in a single song. No doubt the non-subliminal messages throughout this album will cause you and your friends to run out and buy all their other albums and concert t-shirts and pile their myspace pages full of inane comments. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A collection of originals and re-recordings. 30 Jan 2011
By H3@+h - Published on
Format:Audio CD
So when Camper Van Beethoven decided to release a Best Of, the evil meanies at Virgin said no to the inclusion of songs from the 1988 and 1989 albums. Hence they were re-recorded for this collection. I can't imagine how frustrating that is for bands, to be told "no you can't use your songs". They still sound good though, some might not even notice. I personally had to take away a star since my most favorite song is missing, "Sweethearts". I remember listening to CVB alot in high school. I had a tape with Key Lime Pie on one side, and some Jesus And Mary Chain on the other. Truth be known a better match would have been with Violent Femmes or Uncle Tupelo. Alt-country punk is what I often think of CVB as. Anyway, this is a decent "hits" album, and their only one. Remember when you go bowling, take the skinheads.
4.0 out of 5 stars The Real Beethoven would have Enjoyed this Album 26 Aug 2014
By Paul in KY - Published on
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Enjoyed this album. Fine recapping of a fine band.
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