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wish you were here LW cover (+ Camper Van Beethoven)

Postby h4ck » Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:51 pm

so the other night, john told me they covered "wish you were here" at the CA show, (and almost got through the whole thing) after i expressed my dismay that my request for interstellar overdrive fell on deaf ears..

i ask you, fellow little winters, does anyone have a recording of this?

EDIT: grant altered the topic title because he's not alone in obsessing over CVB.

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Postby junker347 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:14 pm

Camper Van Beethoven does a great cover of Interstellar Overdrive...
http://www.archive.org/details/cvb2005-01-28.flac16

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Postby h4ck » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:46 am

not a band im that familiar with unfortunately, but i'll check it out!

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Postby sour29 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:30 am

Someone here recommended them and I downloaded the song Sweethearts, which I rather enjoy. I've been meaning to check out more of their stuff....

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Postby grant » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:34 am

Currently fighting an urge to hijack this board and turn into a CVB fansite....

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Postby h4ck » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:27 pm

lol.

I've heard good things about them, but haven't actually listened to them unfortunately. its on my "to-do" list!

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Postby grant » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:03 pm

Probably best to start with Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart and work your way back to "Take the Skinheads Bowling," then jump forward to Key Lime Pie and the more recent/post-reassembly albums.

It helps if you know something about 60s psychedelia and various other branches of art rock - some of what they do (did? do) best is cover stuff that should be uncoverable.


Their bluegrass version of Sonic Youth's "I Love Her All the Time" should be taught in universities.

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Postby Squid » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:40 pm

Take off that jumpsuit, you look like Grace Slick!

Fact: I bought my first pair of black converse lowtops to be like my idol, Jonathan Segal, fiddle player for CVB. And I kept my rosin in one of black "fannypacks" * because he did, too. CVB took folk and made it rock - and they did it effortlessly. That's why Jonathan in a particular was a revelation to me: a violin player who was a totally integrated member of a rock band. Suddenly, there was a person who made me feel like my chosen instrument wasn't the kiss of death.

Submitted for your approval:Eye of Fatima, Pt. 1.

And this little hearfelt ramble doesn't even begin to take in CVB's incisive, clever, politically charged lyrics. Sigh.

*start giggling, British people!

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Postby h4ck » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:28 pm

listening to interstellar overdrive now. insane. love it.

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Postby grant » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:32 am

It was that cover of "Interstellar Overdrive" that made me think CVB was a band worth investigating. (I idolized the early Pink Floyd in my misspent youth.)


I get the feeling I should move this topic into Cattywampus, because it ain't really about The Long Winters any more.

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Postby Liesbeth » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:39 pm

grant wrote:Currently fighting an urge to hijack this board and turn into a CVB fansite....

Hm, I won't stop you.
For me, after Take The Skinheads Bowling, the next thing and clincher on CVB for me was another cover, of Pictures Of Matchstick Men. Then I got Key Lime Pie and their was no way back. Any band that does instrumental stuff as well as songs with lyrics, and rocks a fiddle ranks high in my book.

To take this back on topic, Wish You Were Here for some reason has always been a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. Not sure why, but I guess it's because in the days of short loud and punk the stadium sound of the Floyd was not favourably received. But gosh, would I love to hear the LW's take on that one.

ps: moved this thread back to Give Me A Moment, seeing how it's on topic again, and because I would love to see someone show up who says they recorded this. Cannot delete the 'shadow topic' though, so if you're seeing double, it's not what you think.

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Postby junker347 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:11 pm

to return off topic, CVB fans, while I understand the love of their 80's ventures, what are your thoughts on 2004's New Roman Times, because I find it to be fantasically brilliant, if in a different way from their old materiel.

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Postby h4ck » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:43 pm

hey assholes, any of you got a copy of wish you were here, by the long winters, or what!


hehe ;)

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Postby Liesbeth » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:51 am

don't know if you should generalise to the extent of calling all LA concert visitors assholes, h4ck...

as for Camper's New Roman Times, I didn't care much for it, but maybe I should give it another try.

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Postby sour29 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:04 am

Liesbeth wrote:don't know if you should generalize to the extent of calling all LA concert visitors assholes, h4ck...
Yeah, if you do that, you leave out the rest of LA's population! *cymbal crash*

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Postby grant » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:10 am

New Roman Times seemed to me like exactly what it was - a bunch of guys who used to be in a band together getting back after spending a few years in other bands as diverse as Cracker, Counting Crows, Hieronymus Firebrain, Sparklehorse, and the Monks of Doom.

I loved the fact that they didn't even try to sound like some mythical old nostalgia-addled CVB, but a new thing made by, like, actively creative people. That said, I didn't really get a few of the songs on there. But that cover of Steve Reich? That's insouciant.

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Postby h4ck » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:38 am

haha, i thought i was clearly joking with that.....


........but Sour's joke was way better! HAHA!

fuck LA!


this is now a fuck LA thread.

sour29 wrote:
Liesbeth wrote:don't know if you should generalize to the extent of calling all LA concert visitors assholes, h4ck...
Yeah, if you do that, you leave out the rest of LA's population! *cymbal crash*

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Postby h4ck » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:40 am

what the hell? i can't edit the subject of my own thread?

whats, the deal, with that! </seinfeld>

anywho, i was just joking about LA. i actually love LA very much and want to move there some day!

but seriously, i dont think changing my thread into some CVB crap is very cool, cant you just go make your own thread in off-topic?! :( :( :(


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Postby grant » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:42 pm

It's... it's these URGES. I try to resist them.

If you want, I can change it back and try splitting off a CVB topic.

You should be able to edit the subject yourself, too.

Don't cry, h4ck. Don't cry.

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Postby sour29 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:42 pm

I've never been able to edit my own subjects... are you sure about that?


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