Thursday, October 15, 2009

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

I came to this week's vid in a rather roundabout way. A couple of days ago, I got an email that my friend Hank's band, Wormburner, is playing the Mercury Lounge on October 29 (if you're in the NYC area, you should check them out). So, this made me think of David Lowery, because he produced Wormburner's first record. David Lowery made me think of Cracker, which led me to Camper Van Beethoven. Even though I never knew much about them, I remembered this cover of Status Quo's "Pictures of Matchstick Men" being on the "cool station" quite a bit. Always loved that fiddle.

Even though this was a big hit for Camper in 1989, not a lot of people remember it. So, give yourself a gold star if you do.

8 comments:

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Haha, I read that as your friend's band WOMB burner. Hee!

I remember the Status Quo version of that song therefore, I can't possibly subject my ears to it even sung by a good band like Camper van B.

I still play Take the Skinheads Bowling...

Some Guy said...

I remember it! Gold star me!

SkylersDad said...

If I may, I believe this video might be just a bit better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhOAHRn-Y4s

Billy said...

By "a big hit," do you mean to say that MTV actually played it multiple times on 120 Minutes? Down here in the Clueless South, we had few other ways of knowing what alternative music was good and/or popular. Must be why we just kept listening to MURMUR over and over again...

Candy's daily Dandy said...

No gold star for me today.

I suck.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Six degrees of Wormburner! I wanna play!

Cora said...

Oh my God, I haven't heard that in years. I'd forgotten all about it.

*feeling kinda old*

Malcolm said...

I'll take my gold star with just a pinch of glitter.

 

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