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Cracker had definitely had some fine moments as a band. They have continued to put out good music imho. I havea recent album by them called countrysides which is excellent..it is Cracker playing country style music..nice combo. There is also a recent Camper Van Beethoven CD, Roman Times, which too is excellent

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Anyone remember Cracker ? (no offense to anyone)

They came out around '93 and somehow disappeared,

even though the continued to cut albums up until

'03, apparently. Has anyone followed them since the

'90's and know how the band has progressed ?

I have an ex-girlfriend that loves that band. She used to go up and down the east coast following them like the Grateful Dead or something. I couldn't stand them. Very pretentious and boring. Thanks for reminding me of my ex though. ;)

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I saw Camper van Beethoven open up for the 10,000 Maniacs in 89 or 90 in Raleigh, NC. Man that lil fidle girl could play.Some good Camper/Cracker songs to check out are:

Eye of Fatima

Where the hell is Bill?

Low

Pictures of Matchstick Men(one of my favs)

Get Off This

Teen Angst

Take the Skinheads Bowling

Six more miles to the graveyard

There are a bunch more I like but they are a little too "campy" for some.

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you shamed them by saying "like way better".

I do respect their music, but I think they were vaulted way higher than they should have been and I think alot of their failure makes them alluring. They are talented and deserve the retro respect the thread starter gives them.

Like, no way! They are like totally way above like anything that I could like say and stuff! :)

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The lead singer and guitarist are from Cali but David Lowery married a girl from Richmond and the band is based out of Richmond now. You wouldn't believe the studio they record out of. Apparently it’s state of the art but looks like a crack house from the outside.

The cool thing is since they live here for some part of the year, they play some of the local dives and downtown festivals unannounced. Always a nice surprise. The bass player for Camper Van Beethoven plays bass with Cracker now. I saw them in June and it was probably the best show I've seen them do. They've still got it.

If you want to get into the band the introductory cd to buy is Garage D'Or.

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The lead singer and guitarist are from Cali but David Lowery married a girl from Richmond and the band is based out of Richmond now. You wouldn't believe the studio they record out of. Apparently it’s state of the art but looks like a crack house from the outside.

I did some work in their studio in the '97. I don't remember the studio being anything special, but they had a fantastic engineer(John?).

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I did some work in their studio in the '97. I don't remember the studio being anything special, but they had a fantastic engineer(John?).

That's cool. Sound of Music on Broad Street. You'd never know it was a recording studio from the outside. They recorded the entire Countrysides there.

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You wouldn't believe the studio they record out of. Apparently it’s state of the art but looks like a crack house from the outside.

You'd never know it was a recording studio from the outside.

I think that's the idea, and they intentionally set up studios that way, for security and privacy reasons. If you have some mega-studio, you wouldn't want every "musician wanna-be", or criminal thieves knowing where it is.

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"I'll be with your girl, like being low. Hey, Hey, Hey, like being stoned...." Yeah, I remember them. Catchy tune. I don't know any of their other songs, never bought the album.

I'm sure you also would recognize the catchy Cracker tune - Get Off This !

Another band that came out around the same time, with a similar sound, and funny name was - Meat Puppets.....remember Back Water ?

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I saw Camper Van Beethoven one time while I was a student at the U. of Arkansas. I later saw Cracker upon up for a couple of Dead shows. They were pretty good and had a really good response from the audience. CVB was pretty cool in their own right.

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Another band that came out around the same time, with a similar sound, and funny name was - Meat Puppets.....remember Back Water ?

I dig "Meat Puppets II", but from what I hear they kind of fell out after that.

And, like most people I'm sure, I got into them after hearing their rendition of "Lake of Fire" played with Cobain on that legendary MTV Unplugged.

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It seems like they play every year for free on Brown's Island here in Richmond. Last time I went, Camper opened, then Cracker played, I think.

I believe that Dave does more work with other musicians than his own, now.

http://www.styleweekly.com/article.asp?idarticle=8290

http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_david_lowery_cracker/

http://www.popmatters.com/music/interviews/cracker-020616.shtml

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