COOK CD 247 Cigarettes & Carrot Juice: The Santa Cruz Years
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Released on October 1977
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K ronomyth 7.0: CAMPER VAN BOXED EVENTUALLY. The faithful, feasting on the crumbs of Cracker and Krummenacher, were finally treated to a Camper Van Beethoven boxed set. Only it was 80 poor scent straight repackages of their first three albums, the catch-all Camper Vantiques and an unreleased live disc from mostly 1990. If you own the a-four mentioned fourmal releases, Greatest Hits Played Faster isn’t much of a carrot for fourty bucks. However, if (like me) you picked up the Campers after “Eye of Fatima” (and, really, how could you resist that song?), then Cigarettes & Carrot Juice fills in the cracks nicely. Honestly, the first two discs didn’t do a whole lot for me; too many instrumentals and not enough pop. “Where The Hell Is Bill?,” “Opie Rides Again/Club Med Sucks,” “(We’re A) Bad Trip,” “No More Bullshit” and “Down And Out” stand out. The third disc is much better, beginning with the classic “Good Guys & Bad Guys” and careening into “Jo Stalin’s Cadillac,” “We Saw Jerry’s Daughter,” “Still Wishing To Course” and the bizarre “Peace & Love.” Camper Vantiques (the fourth disc) follows in the same vein, including a great cover of “Photograph” and a couple of instrumentals that for the life of me sound like Penguin Café Orchestra. The live disc sticks pretty close to the originals, focusing mostly on Revolutionary Sweetheart and Key Lime Pie. The Santa Cruz Years underscores the band’s debt to such psychedelic pioneers as Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd and The Doors. If they’d simply swapped out the last two discs for the remaining studio albums, you’d have a nifty collector’s set on your hands. Instead, Cigarettes & Carrot Juice leaves the two most accessible Camper albums out in the cold, just to be cranky I suppose. Personally, I’d tell you to save your money for their last three albums, then weigh the options of owning their third twice.

COOKCD247-Disc E cover
COOKCD247-Disc E cover
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TRACK LISTING

    Disc One: Telephone Free Landslide Victory
  1. BORDER SKA
  2. THE DAY THAT LASSIE WENT TO THE MOON    (David Lowery/David McDaniel)
  3. WASTED    (Greg Ginn/Keith Morris)
  4. YANQUI GO HOME
  5. OH NO!
  6. 9 OF DISKS
  7. PAYED VACATION: GREECE
  8. WHERE THE HELL IS BILL?
  9. VLADIVOSTOCK
  10. SKINHEAD STOMP
  11. TINA
  12. TAKE THE SKINHEADS BOWLING
  13. MAO REMINIISCES ABOUT HIS DAYS IN SOUTHERN CHINA
  14. I DON'T SEE YOU    (David Lowery/Chris Molla/Eric Laing)
  15. BALALAIKA GAP    (David Lowery)
  16. OPI RIDES AGAIN-CLUB MED SUCKS
  17. AMBIGUITY SONG

    All songs on Disc One written by Victor Krummenacher/David Lowery/Chris Molla/Jonathan Segel unless noted

    Disc Two: II & III
  18. ABUNDANCE
  19. COWBOYS FROM HOLLYWOOD
  20. SAD LOVERS WALTZ
  21. TURTLEHEAD
  22. I LOVE HER ALL THE TIME    (Robert Bertelli/Kim Gordon/Thurston Moore/Lee Ranaldo)
  23. NO FLIES ON US
  24. DOWN AND OUT
  25. NO KRUGERRANDS FOR DAVID
  26. (DON'T YOU GO TO) GOLETA
  27. 4 YEAR PLAN
  28. (WE'RE A) BAD TRIP
  29. CIRCLES
  30. DUST PAN
  31. SOMETIMES
  32. CHAIN OF CIRCUMSTANCE
  33. ZZ TOP GOES TO EGYPT
  34. CATTLE (REVERSED)
  35. FORM ANOTHER STONE
  36. NO MORE BULLSHIT

    All songs on Disc Two written by Victor Krummenacher/Greg lisher/David Lowery/Chris Molla/Jonathan Segel unless noted

    Disc Three: Camper Van Beethoven
  37. GOOD GUYS & BAD GUYS
  38. JOE STALIN'S CADILLAC
  39. FIVE STICKS
  40. LULU LAND    (Paul MacKinney)
  41. UNE FOIS
  42. WE SAW JERRY'S DAUGHTER
  43. SURPRISE TRUCK
  44. STAIRWAY TO HEAVAN (SIC)
  45. THE HISTORY OF UTAH
  46. STILL WISHING TO COURSE
  47. WE LOVE YOU
  48. HOE YOURSELF DOWN
  49. PEACE & LOVE
  50. FOLLY
  51. INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE
  52. SHUT US DOWN

    All songs on Disc Three written by Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/David Lowery/Chris Pedersen/Jonathan Segel unless noted

    Disc Four: Camper Vantiquities
  53. HEART    (David Lowery)
  54. NEVER GO BACK    (David Lowery/Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/Chris Pedersen/Jonathan Segel)
  55. SEVEN LANGUAGES    (David Lowery/Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/Chris Pedersen/Jonathan Segel)
  56. AXE MURDERER SONG    (David Lowery)
  57. SP 37597
  58. CROSSING OVER    (Victor Krummenacher/David Lowery/Chris Molla/Jonathan Segel)
  59. GUARDIAN ANGELS    (David Lowery/Chris Molla)
  60. I'M NOT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE    (Dave Davies)
  61. A.C. COVER    (David Lowery/Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/Chris Pedersen/Jonathan Segel)
  62. PORPOISE MOUTH    (Joe MacDonald)
  63. (WE WORKERS DO NOT UNDERSTAND) MODERN ART    (David Lowery/Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/Chris Pedersen/Jonathan Segel)
  64. WE EAT YOUR CHILDREN    (David Lowery/Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/Chris Pedersen/Jonathan Segel)
  65. SIX MORE MILES TO THE GRAVEYARD    (Hank Williams)
  66. ICE CREAM EVERYDAY    (Eric Curkendall/Chris Hart/David Lowery/Chris Molla)
  67. PROCESSIONAL
  68. PHOTOGRAPH    (George Harrison/Richard Starkey)
  69. OM EYE (SWEET ISTHMUS)    (Victor Krummenacher/David Lowery/Chris Molla/Jonathan Segel)

    Disc Five: GREATEST HITS PLAYED FASTER
  70. ALL HER FAVORITE FRUITS (ORCHESTRAL)    (Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/David Lowery/Chris Pedersen)
  71. SWEETHEARTS    (Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/David Lowery/Chris Pedersen)
  72. TANIA    (Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/David Lowery/Chris Pedersen/Jonathan Segel)
  73. EYE OF FATIMA PTS. I & II    (Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/David Lowery/Chris Pedersen/Jonathan Segel)
  74. MY BABY JUST GOT OUTTA JAIL    (David Lowery)
  75. BORDERLINE    (Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/David Lowery/Chris Pedersen)
  76. TURQUOISE JEWELRY    (Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/David Lowery/Chris Pedersen/Jonathan Segel)
  77. SHE DIVINES WATER    (Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/David Lowery/Chris Pedersen/Jonathan Segel)
  78. L'AGUARDIENTE    (David Immergluck/Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/David Lowery/Chris Pedersen)
  79. LIFE IS GRAND    (Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/David Lowery/Chris Pedersen/Jonathan Segel)
  80. WHEN I WIN THE LOTTERY    (Victor Krummenacher/Greg Lisher/David Lowery/Chris Pedersen)
  81. JAMES RIVER    (David Lowery)
  82. ONE OF THESE DAYS

CREDITS

MORGAN FICHTER -- violin, vox
DAVID IMMERGLUCK -- guitar, mandolin, pedal steel, vox
VICTOR KRUMMENACHER -- bass, vox, photography
GREG LISHER -- guitar
DAVID LOWERY -- guitar, vox
CHRIS PEDERSEN -- drums
JONATHAN SEGEL -- violin, guitar, vox, keyboards, photography
Anthony Guess -- drums
Chris Molla -- guitar, vocals drums
Woody Nuss -- engineer (disc 5)
John Morand -- post production (disc 5)
Spain -- cover illustration (disc 5)
Edie Winograde -- photography
M. at -- photography
J.J. Jephosephat -- layout

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US November 5, 2002 Cooking Vinyl 5CD COOK CD 247 boxed set

 

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