Camper Van BeethovenCamper Van Beethoven
was founded in 1982
in Santa Cruz, California
as an Alternative music
, new wave music
, and punk rock
group. They disbanded in 1990
; singer David Lowery went on to found the band Cracker
In 2002, Camper Van Beethoven released Tusk. Originally recorded in 1987, it had all the same tracks as the Fleetwood Mac album of the same name, and a parody of the original album's cover art.
The group's song "Take the Skinheads Bowling" was used as the title track for the movie Bowling for Columbine.
Members of Camper Van Beethoven collaborated with Eugene Chadbourne on a number of records under the name Camper Van Chadbourne.
Camper Van Beethoven Discography
- The Virgin Years (1995) Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker
- Camper Van Beethoven Is Dead: Long Live Camper Van Beethoven (2000) Greatest Hits Album
- Cigarettes & Carrot Juice: The Santa Cruz Years (2002) Box Set