19/01/2007

Camper Van Beethoven - Telephone Free Landslide Victory (1985)

The same day that the good old Lassie returned from the moon, I went to my local vinyl pusher and came back home with this amazing debut record (the first of a bright career) by Camper Van Beethoven, from Santa Cruz, California, planet Earth. I couldn't believe my ears, 'cause everyhing was in there: ska, punk-rock, country ballads, garage, folk, world music tinged with psychedelia. And, above all, tons of humour. Even now, when reminiscing about my days with Mao in Southern China, and every time I take the skinheads bowling or sail to Greece for a payed vacation, I find it a very enjoyable and entertaining listen. And yet, I'm still wondering where the hell is Bill. Well, maybe he went to get a Vespa scooter...

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11 comments:

rich said...

Thank you Radu, for putting this up.
My poor old cassette was just about worn out from listening to it in the eighties.
I really appreciate it!

Radu said...

You're welcome, Rich. Stay tuned for more...

wilbureduke said...

wow... i never see cvb on the net and in the day the they were my fav's. thank you so much. all of my cvb and monk's of doom are 12'' and black instead of small and silver. with a down turntable that makes for a sad time when a cvb or monk's mood hits. thanks you a million times over.

Sermo said...

Hehe, Radu, you are a funny man. I didn't understand your description of this Camper Van Beethoven album at all - I wondered why you put Mao and the vespa scooter in there and what this has to do with he music. But now I have listenend to it, and now I know. Good one! Thanks.

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