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Camper Van Beethoven

"Camper Van Beethoven" is an American alternative rock group. Founded in 1983 in Santa Cruz, California, Camper Van Beethoven mixed elements of pop, ska, punk rock, folk, country, and acid rock into an eclectic, catchy formula years before the alternative rock movement took shape. The group's trademark violin-coated melodies and ironic, Frank Zappa-influenced lyrics put them one step away from being a novelty act in the eyes of many critics, but the band had gone from silly to experimental with the intricate, psychedelic pop meanderings of their self-titled third album. After signing to Virgin Records in 1988 and releasing two eclectic yet slightly more accessible LPs, they disbanded in 1990; singer David Lowery went on to found the band Cracker, while the other members - guitarists Greg Lisher and David Immergl├╝ck, bassist Victor Krummenacher and drummer Chris Pedersen - devoted themselves full-time to the Monks of Doom, which had begun several years earlier as a non-Lowery side project. Violinist Jonathan Segel went on to play with Dieselhed, Hieronymus Firebrain, Jack & Jill and has more recently been involved in experimental music, including collaborations with Fred Frith and ...
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