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Cracker

CrackerAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 10, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic / Wea
  • ASIN: B00008EQ9Z
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #518,218 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now)
2. Happy Birthday
3. This Is Cracker Soul
4. I See The Light
5. St. Cajetan
6. Mr. Wrong
7. Someday
8. Can I Take My Gun to Heaven?
9. Satisfy You
10. Another Song About The Rain
11. Don't Fuck Me Up (With Peace And Love)
12. Dr. Bernice

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute must have! June 11, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a great no nonsense, rock record the likes of which is very rare today in an age of cheesy boy bands and one hit wonders. Cracker got it right on this album and haven't been able to repeat in their later works but this record is great. Songs like "Cracker Soul" and "Happy Birthday to Me" show an example of understated yet effective guitar playing and funny, intriguing lyrcs. There are also two songs which I consider to be all time greats. "Satisfy You" shows what a great rock song should be, and "Another Song About the Rain" showcases Cracker's soulful style. If that song, with it Neil Young-esque guitar fills doesn't appeal to you check your pulse. A definite must have, not a mediocre track on the album.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smart Aleck Country Rock July 25, 2002
Format:Audio CD
After bailing out of the pretentious college rock band Camper Van Beethoven, David Lowery formed Cracker, stripping down his sound to the basics in the process. Lowery has a good feel for country rock, but he's always been a bit too hip and jaded to take it completely seriously. Lowery's biting wit shines most brightly on the song "Mr. Wrong," an almost pure country tune in sound the lyrics of which are a biting redneck send up Jeff Foxworthy would appreciate. Similar themes are heard on the otherwise funky "This is Cracker Soul" and the NRA spoof "Can I Take My Gun Up to Heaven?" The album starts with its its two best songs, the rocking "Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)" and the catchy mid tempo number "Happy Birthday to Me." Unfortunately, the second half of the album is not nearly as strong as the first, containing several obvious filler tracks.
Overall, a strong debut CD from a band who made great country rock even while poking fun at it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album when it first came out after hearing the single "Teen Angst." I was in a local rock band and occasionally, we would play covers. We would always gravitate towards this album and ended up covering probably 4 songs off of it as well as several off of Cracker's sophomore effort as well. This is definately one of the best albums I've evered owned and listened to and would recommend it as a must-have cd for anyone with pop-rock sensibility. I gave the cd to a friend after I felt I had worn a pretty descent groove into the cd after listening to it countless times. I never got the cd back and now I regret ever giving it up! And for those of you who haven't seen Cracker in person...check 'em out. You won't be dissappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the great overlooked classics of the 90's January 26, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is packed with great songs filled with intelligence, humor, sadness, and truth. It never once gets smug, either. If you like hanging around with smart, funny, unpretentious people who aren't making as much money as they should be, you'll love this album. It's perfect for any mood--wild, depressed, drunk, angry, silly--and I've never grown tired of it. How can you ever get sick of lyrics like, "I got a one-eyed Malibu without a muffler/And a tape deck that works if you kick it hard enough" and "I see a light at the end of the tunnel/Somebody please tell me it's not a train"? A perfect, understated masterpiece.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A solid debut. July 29, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A good start for this band. The first six songs on here I love, but the last six are more inconsistant for me. All the elements are there: the biting humor in the lyrics, the countrfied- rock, etc. I would rate this higher, but I have their other CD's as well and you can hear the growth both musically and lyrically on those. Still, if you're a fan, you can't go wrong with this.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ah...the start of a legend... April 14, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Such classic songs, just great rock music at its best. (and Dr. Bernice is eastern european waltz meets the desert west at its best, too!)
(Why am I writing so many Amazon reviews now, when I could be doing so many other things? nevermind...)
I think Teen Angst still gets played in some parts of the world, there is still hope for humanity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Curious about Crackers earlier music? April 10, 2002
Format:Audio CD
If you have recently stumbled across Crackers latest disc and your interested in checking out their older music this is the place you want to be. Their self titled disc is the most creative and vibrant disc in their collection complete with humor, great guitars and 'in your face' lyrics. Their first disc is very consistent with no experiments or circus songs, just straight rock. A college favorite of mine and my friends, we still get drunk and crank this disc....you can't find music like this anymore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my top 3 CDs of the 90s. October 29, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I won't write a long winded undecipherable album review like Rolling Stone would. I'll just say that there isn't a bad song on this disc. My favorite is the riotous country romp "Mr. Wrong"; close seconds are "Someday" and "Cracker Soul". It may be categorized as alternative but it's really just great rock and roll. One year from now, this will be on most "Top ten CDs of the decade" lists.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great music
This band combines blues county and good ol' rock and created some outstanding toe tapping tunes. I enjoy all songs on the album
Published 4 months ago by Milman6
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
This is my all time favorite Cracker album. Like so many the first is the best. If you like your rock and roll with a bit of blues and country twang thrown in this is an album for... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jason & Sara Cabrol
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I was in high school in the early 90's and knew of cracker, but I listen to more mainstream alternative, the dead, Phish, and older rock. Read more
Published on March 29, 2012 by Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Out of print title
I picked up this out of print Cracker debut for $0.25, and it's pretty good. I only knew the "What the World Needs Now' song, but I have almost every other Cracker title, so it was... Read more
Published on November 12, 2011 by Coldax
5.0 out of 5 stars lost classic
If you are like me you heard Kerosene hat's "low" and were hooked if not then you really need to check out cracker the early nineties and not easy to find debut album . Read more
Published on June 19, 2010 by Shane E. Kappert
5.0 out of 5 stars best cracker album, and better than most
They were most famous for loser, but they actually did their best work on this album. It was amazing. It's a combination of country and rock. Read more
Published on November 2, 2009 by Everyones Favorite Apostate
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Times
I was humming a tune I had not heard in years and noticed that the only line I knew was, "I don't know what the world may need...". Read more
Published on May 12, 2009 by S. Tolbert
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
After 17 years, I still play this all the time because there is not a bad song on it. In fact there are several great ones (such as "I See the Light", "Cracker Soul", "St. Read more
Published on April 18, 2009 by Musical Crack
4.0 out of 5 stars a major correction to the previous review
the front man is david lowry, who was the lead singer/songwriter for camper van beethoven.

the boston based pixies are a whole 'nother genre - frank black and kim deal... Read more
Published on May 12, 2007 by dj vin
5.0 out of 5 stars Yummy!
This is the first record David Lovering recorded as frontman after spending years playing drums with the Pixies. Read more
Published on October 26, 2006 by thecableguy
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