History Music / CamperVanBeethoven

11th Aug '17 1:35:58 AM Ezclee4050
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** "Sweethearts" is an oblique criticism of UsefulNotes/Ronald Reagan and his militarism.

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** "Sweethearts" is an oblique criticism of UsefulNotes/Ronald Reagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and his militarism.
11th Aug '17 1:35:14 AM Ezclee4050
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* AccentuateTheNegative: "Life is Grand" is a big TakeThat to people who felt they didn't do this enough.
-->''And life is grand''
-->''And I will say this''
-->''At the risk of falling from favor''
-->''With those of you''
-->''Who have appointed yourselves''
-->''To expect us to say something darker''



* ProtestSong: Parodied in "Club Med Sucks", which uses the same kind of rhetoric as political HardcorePunk songs of the time to describe a teenager's parents forcing him to going to Club Med instead of just letting him hang out on the beach on his own all summer ("I want no part of their death culture/I just wanna go to the beach"). Played more straight with "Might Makes Right", from the point of view of a disillusioned soldier.

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* ProtestSong: ProtestSong:
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Parodied in "Club Med Sucks", which uses the same kind of rhetoric as political HardcorePunk songs of the time to describe a teenager's parents forcing him to going to Club Med instead of just letting him hang out on the beach on his own all summer ("I want no part of their death culture/I just wanna go to the beach"). Played more straight with "Might Makes Right", from the point of view of a disillusioned soldier.soldier.
** "Sweethearts" is an oblique criticism of UsefulNotes/Ronald Reagan and his militarism.



* WordSaladLyrics: "Take the Skinheads Bowling" surprisingly isn't really about skinheads or bowling -- or anything else for that matter.

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* WordSaladLyrics: "Take the Skinheads Bowling" surprisingly isn't really about skinheads or bowling -- or anything else for that matter. WordOfGod is that the lyrics were intended to make less-and-less sense as they went along.
11th Jun '17 11:55:26 AM nombretomado
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* PunnyName: The band's name is a punny portmanteau of the phrases "camper van" and "LudwigVanBeethoven."

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* PunnyName: The band's name is a punny portmanteau of the phrases "camper van" and "LudwigVanBeethoven."Music/LudwigVanBeethoven."
26th Feb '17 10:33:03 PM gewunomox
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* CoverVersion: "Pictures of Matchstick Men" (originally by Status Quo), "Interstellar Overdrive" (originally by Music/PinkFloyd), "Photograph" (originally by RingoStarr), "Who Are the Brain Police?" (originally by Music/FrankZappa), "I Love Her All the Time" (originally by Music/SonicYouth), a countrified cover of Music/BlackFlag's "Wasted," a live cover of Music/ButtholeSurfers' "The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey's Grave," Steve Reich's "Come Out," and the [[CoverAlbum entire album]] ''Music/{{Tusk}}'' (originally by Music/FleetwoodMac).

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* CoverVersion: "Pictures of Matchstick Men" (originally by Status Quo), "Interstellar Overdrive" (originally by Music/PinkFloyd), "Photograph" (originally by RingoStarr), Music/RingoStarr), "Who Are the Brain Police?" (originally by Music/FrankZappa), "I Love Her All the Time" (originally by Music/SonicYouth), a countrified cover of Music/BlackFlag's "Wasted," a live cover of Music/ButtholeSurfers' "The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey's Grave," Steve Reich's "Come Out," and the [[CoverAlbum entire album]] ''Music/{{Tusk}}'' (originally by Music/FleetwoodMac).
26th Feb '17 10:44:23 AM nombretomado
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** "The Long Plastic Hallway" is a reference to a common HunterSThompson quote, "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."

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** "The Long Plastic Hallway" is a reference to a common HunterSThompson Creator/HunterSThompson quote, "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
26th Aug '16 5:39:19 AM c4sk
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** "Take The Skinheads Bowling" has been subject to many a cover over the time it's been released, most notably by Teenage Fanclub (which was included in the film Film/BowlingForColumbine) and Music/ManicStreetPreachers (twice).
29th May '16 12:04:49 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** "ZZ Top Goes To Egypt" combines the blues-rock of early ZZTop with a stereotypically Ancient Egyptian-sounding violin melody.

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** "ZZ Top Goes To Egypt" combines the blues-rock of early ZZTop Music/ZZTop with a stereotypically Ancient Egyptian-sounding violin melody.
17th May '16 5:03:49 AM erforce
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* SyntheticVoiceActor: No one in the band wanted to sing "Sister Of The Moon" on the ''Tusk'' cover album, so they had a text-to-speech program read the lyrics instead. They also gave it some SpinalTap references and quotes from Creator/WilliamShakespeare and Pindar to recite, seemingly just for the hell of it.

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* SyntheticVoiceActor: No one in the band wanted to sing "Sister Of The Moon" on the ''Tusk'' cover album, so they had a text-to-speech program read the lyrics instead. They also gave it some SpinalTap ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' references and quotes from Creator/WilliamShakespeare and Pindar to recite, seemingly just for the hell of it.
5th May '16 3:00:06 PM aye_amber
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* CoverVersion: "Pictures of Matchstick Men" (originally by Status Quo), "Interstellar Overdrive" (originally by Music/PinkFloyd), "Photograph" (originally by RingoStarr), "Who Are the Brain Police?" (originally by Music/FrankZappa), "I Love Her All the Time" (originally by SonicYouth), a countrified cover of BlackFlag's "Wasted," a live cover of Music/ButtholeSurfers' "The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey's Grave," Steve Reich's "Come Out," and the [[CoverAlbum entire album]] ''Music/{{Tusk}}'' (originally by Music/FleetwoodMac).

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* CoverVersion: "Pictures of Matchstick Men" (originally by Status Quo), "Interstellar Overdrive" (originally by Music/PinkFloyd), "Photograph" (originally by RingoStarr), "Who Are the Brain Police?" (originally by Music/FrankZappa), "I Love Her All the Time" (originally by SonicYouth), Music/SonicYouth), a countrified cover of BlackFlag's Music/BlackFlag's "Wasted," a live cover of Music/ButtholeSurfers' "The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey's Grave," Steve Reich's "Come Out," and the [[CoverAlbum entire album]] ''Music/{{Tusk}}'' (originally by Music/FleetwoodMac).
1st May '16 11:50:43 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CreditsGag: The back cover of ''Key Lime Pie'' gives the track-list and other pertinent information in the form of a long paragraph formatted to scroll around the CD case, and includes a couple of humorous asides: Besides alluding to the CutSong below, the text also laments that having to include legal notices "makes it a little more difficult to have a stark artsy sleeve like all those cool British imports".

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* CreditsGag: The back cover of ''Key Lime Pie'' gives the track-list and other pertinent information in the form of a long paragraph formatted to scroll around the CD case, and includes a couple of humorous asides: Besides alluding to the CutSong below, Cut Song on the Trivia page, the text also laments that having to include legal notices "makes it a little more difficult to have a stark artsy sleeve like all those cool British imports".


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