Camper Van Beethoven - Athens USA 2012

This is Camper Van Beethoven live at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia, USA earlier this year on March 2nd. The band have a simple taping policy. It's okay with us to tape live Camper Van Beethoven performances and trade them freely, so long as no money changes hands. You send 'em a blank, they make you a tape, and vise-versa. As soon as money enters in on any level, it's a commercial transaction; and with our music, decisions on commerce are ours and ours alone. This is a really superb recording both audio and performance wise.

From wikipedia - Camper Van Beethoven is an American alternative rock group formed in Redlands, California in 1983 and later located in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Their eclectic and ever-evolving style mixes elements of pop, ska, punk rock, folk, alternative country, and various types of world music. The band initially polarized audiences within the hardcore punk scene of California's Inland Empire before finding wider acceptance and, eventually, an international audience. Their strong iconoclasm and emphasis on Do It Yourself values proved influential to the burgeoning indie rock movement.

Released within an 18 month period, the band's first three, independent records enjoyed critical success, each placing in The Village Voice's 1986 Pazz and Jop Top 100 Albums list. Their debut single, "Take the Skinheads Bowling", remains a college rock radio staple. The group signed to Virgin Records in 1987, released two lauded albums and enjoyed chart success with their 1989 cover of Status Quo's "Pictures of Matchstick Men", a number one hit on Billboard Magazine's Modern Rock Tracks. They disbanded the following year, however, due to internal tensions. Individual members found greater commercial success thereafter, with lead singer David Lowery forming Cracker, multi-instrumentalist David Immerglück joining the Counting Crows, and several other members playing in Monks of Doom. Beginning in 1999, the former members resumed their collaboration, resulting in a full-fledged reunion and several new releases.

In 2011, the band began playing a series of shows that featured the Key Lime Pie album in its entirety. In an interview with the Monterey County Weekly newspaper, published June 2, Jonathan Segel had announced that a week after that show, Camper Van Beethoven would begin working on a follow-up album to New Roman Times. The album has since been given the title La Costa Perdida and the release date of January 22, 2013.

Source: Neumann KM-184(PAS)> Lunatec V2> Sony PCM-M10(24/48), taped by Sloan Simpson.

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3 variable@198 - 216kbps. 

Genre: Alternative Rock.

Set: Full set.

Set List:

01) ZZ Top Goes To Egypt
02) Flowers
03) Eye Of Fatima Pt. 1
04) Eye Of Fatima Pt. 2
05) Tania
06) Too High For The Love In
07) Seven Languages
08) Sad Lovers Waltz
09) Good Guys & Bad Guys
10) Tina
11) Waka
12) Poppies
13) White Riot
14) Wasted
15) Shut Us Down
16) R 'n R Uzbekistan
17) When I Win The Lottery
18) Summer Days
19) You've Got To Roll
20) L'Aguardiente
21) Mao Reminisces About His Days In Southern China
22) All Her Favorite Fruit
23) Sweethearts
24) Take The Skinheads Bowling
25) Opi Rides Again/Club Med Sucks
26) Pictures Of Matchstick Men
27) E:) Interstellar Overdrive

Line Up: 

David Lowery - guitar, vocal
Jonathan Segel - violin, guitar, keyboard, vocal
Greg Lisher - guitar, vocal
Victor Krummenacher - bass, vocal
Frank Funaro - drums, vocal

Web: Official HERE

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