424. Camper Van Beethoven

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Perhaps way ahead of their time, Camper Van Beethoven was merging whatever styles they felt like and was one of the darlings of the underground scene of the 1980’s. The styles they merged ranged anywhere from various World Music influences, Punk, Ska, Folk and virtually anything else they wished to. The California band was absurdly creative and was a very fun band to watch. Had they been a little more serious lyrically it is possible that they may have been perceived less campy and their musicianship would have been featured more prominently, but without that irreverence it just wouldn’t have been the same band.

 

 

 

The Bullet Points:

 

Eligible Since:

2010

 

Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (California)

 

Nominated In:

Never

 

NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Telephone Free Landslide Victory (1985)

 

NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Take the Skinheads Bowling (From Telephone Free Landslide Victory, 1985)

Should Camper Van Beethoven be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 25%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 50%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 16.7%

CRACKER WITH CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN (18+) AT MIDDLE EAST - DOWNSTAIRS IN CAMBRIDGE, MA

Jan 16, 2020

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CRACKER WITH CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN AT WORLD CAFE LIVE PHILADELPHIA IN PHILADELPHIA, PA

Jan 17, 2020

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CRACKER WITH CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN AT 9:30 CLUB IN WASHINGTON, DC

Jan 18, 2020

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CRACKER WITH CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN AT SONY HALL IN NEW YORK, NY

Jan 19, 2020

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+1 #2 alwaysengines 2013-02-07 01:55
I think it will be years from now before people realize the genius and influence of CVB.
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+1 #1 P Smith 2013-01-29 19:12
If ever there was a band that was an example of Captain Beefheart's influence, it was Camper Van Beethoven.
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