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|Camper Van Beethoven|
Key Lime Pie
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Camper Van Beethoven's first record with bona fide crossover appeal, 1989's Key Lime Pie (Virgin), brought the celebrated indie band into the, ahem, lime light. Not surprising since Key Lime Pie joined David Lowery's playf... more »
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Camper Van Beethoven's first record with bona fide crossover appeal, 1989's Key Lime Pie (Virgin), brought the celebrated indie band into the, ahem, lime light. Not surprising since Key Lime Pie joined David Lowery's playful, ironic songwriting, Morgan Fichter's soaring violin, and Dennis Henderson's artful production. While the percussive cover "Pictures of Matchstick Men" and the chugging "Jack Ruby" have historically gotten the most attention on this record, Camper Van Beethoven gems like "(I Was Born in a) Laundromat" and "All Her Favorite Fruit" should not be overlooked. A classic. --Nick Heil
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Debra M. from MELBOURNE, FL
Reviewed on 4/5/2007...
Havent listened to this...not my cup of tea.....
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Moody, Ironic, and Tasteful melodies - Excellent
master10 | 04/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"More Like 4.5 Stars. It is not a perfect record, but it is very unique and creative. Key Lime Pie is slower than the albums before this one. Dave Lowery writes witty and ironic lyrics which can make you think, laugh, or actually picture the scene for yourself. The violin is absolutely soothing, even on the raunchy The Humid Press of Days. Borderline and I was born in a Laundromat are two best cuts. When I win the Lottery is down right hilarious. This album will take time, so don't make your conclusion after the first or second listen. Let Key Lime Pie seep into your bloodstream and enjoy. Dave Lowery and CVB are genius! I will have the pleasure of purchasing New Roman Times when I get the chance. Excellent!"
Less Obvious Desert Island Classic
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Some bands rise to the occasion once and make a really timeless record and while it may be argued by some that CVB has done it more than one, nothing they released was anywhere indicative of what they could achieve. This is a classic example of what a great producer can do with the right band and the right songs at the right time. I love the production on this album. It's very cohesive - sit through the album from start to finish to get the full effect."