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  • Covered Up: Among Americans who grew up in The '80s, their take on "Pictures of Matchstick Men" is better-known than Status Quo's
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The liner notes to the Vampire Can Mating Oven EP offered ludicrous fake trivia, including the claim that one song on the EP originally appeared on the soundtrack of an obscure B-Movie about surfing vampires. Years later, Camper would in fact write an original song for a B-Movie with an equally silly premise: "Long Way To Go (Sharknado)" for Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!!. This was actually part of their motivation for recording the song, as David Lowery would bring up the Vampire Can Mating Oven liner notes when asked about their involvement with Sharknado.
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  • More Popular Spin-Off: While Camper Van Beethoven did have several popular modern rock hits and enjoyed critical success, they never had the mainstream popularity that David Lowery did with Cracker.
  • Signature Song: "Take the Skinheads Bowling," although David Lowery prefers "All Her Favorite Fruit" and Cracker's "Eurotrash Girl" over his more successful songs. Also, the highest charting Camper single is actually "Pictures of Matchstick Men", but more people seem to remember "Take the Skinheads Bowling" as the "hit" because its popularity on college radio was the thing that initially raised their profile. As far as Crackers go their first hit single "Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)" is probably best known to the public.

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