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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

June 29, 1992
4.4 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

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Before alternative rock was a marketing ploy there was CVB, a group of Santa Cruz musicians who were truly alternative, mixing musical genres with elan, ease, and above all intelligence. Tex-Mex, Balkan and Eastern European sounds crossbred with ska, punk, folk, acid rock, and just about anything else the band thought might work well. And it invariably did; CVB, little known but loved among its fans, released a series of smart and increasingly assured albums throughout the 1980's. Telephone Free Landslide Victory, II & III, Camper Van Beethoven, and Vampire Can Mating Oven would throw the experimental, the improbable, and the incomprehensible cheek by jowl, and make it work. CVB was a hard band to get into-if only because their albums were so hard to come by-but once you did, you were hooked. I discovered the Camper Van Beethoven LP when I was in high school; after much head-scratching and cries of "What the hell is this?!" I found I had been listening to it for a week straight and now could not stop. I still have the cassette . . . and I still don't know what the hell it is, but I love it.
In the late `80's CVB was becoming more and more popular, touring with R.E.M. and 10,000 Maniacs (this was the only chance I had to see them live). They signed with Virgin and released the best work of their career, Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart. The experimentation was tightly controlled and accessible, and the band sounded like it was having more fun than ever.
Then came 1989's Key Lime Pie . . . and everything changed. Struggling with newfound popularity and the pressures of being a major-label band expected to sell records, CVB began to splinter. Multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Segel left, replaced by violinist Morgan Fichter; the others in the band struggled to fill Segel's shoes.
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It's funny how lyrics which seem objectively silly can deeply stir you when sung in some mysterious context. This album manages such a feat. And then there are lyrics which are poetry no matter which way you cut them. For someone who likes pretty songs you have to first get used to the discordant violin in this album...like scotch, you might not like the first few sips but once you alow it to work its magic on you there's no going back. You will have been rewarded for allowing yourself to discover the dark beauty beneath the surface dicord. It will sound like a wolf howling at the desert moon, the distant sound of a gypsie caravan with dancing bears dancing the cancan...it's one of those wonderful experiences which can enrich your life.
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Big tie between this one and Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart. Probably give the edge to Key Lime Pie since I bought it first. David Lowery is simply a genius. 'All Her Favorite Fruit' is one of the all-time greatest songs in my opinion ... perfectly describing how most all of us go through our relationships not really knowing what the other truly wants and feels. The orchestration with Morgan Fichter's violin at the bridge should send chills up your spine.
I listen to this frequently mainly because there's not a bad song on here ... Jack Ruby, I Was Born (in a Laundromat), When I Win the Lottery, that Status Quo cover, Flowers, Humid Press of Days ... all great tunes. Makes me wonder why Intelligent bands like Camper are dismissed from the mainstream, while pure drivel like Celine Dion, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Ricky Martin are treated like gods. Oh well, I guess the rest of us smarties can revel knowing we know more than the masses.
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By jif on September 3, 2000
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i remember buying this album 11 years ago. i saw the video for laundromat on 120 minutes/MTV and being a musical experimentor, i thought i would pick it up. being 17, i, of course, listened to this album perpetually. having listened to this just today, i was reminded of all of those things that consumed my life back then. the lyrics were brilliant and i embraced them fully, but they conjured up not literal meanings, but nostalgia for my youth. the songs made me think of a girl i loved, the kids in my school i despised, the beauty of rebellion, my passion for expression, etc. you see, this is the type of album that transcends quality artistry and the trendy music "scene." it evokes memories and crystalizes emotions.
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I admit it...never did. Camper's most commercially succesful album and maybe I resented that about it. Having given it another try, I love it. 'Sweethearts' has to be one of my all-time favorites now.
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This was a favorite when it came out decades ago.
My daughter & I listened to the special music & lyrics of a very
talented band.
I saw it was available again from Amazon & jumped at
reconnecting to its charms. One of the best trips to the past
with this Cd. This music is better than most of any out right
now.
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From start to finish, Camper Van Beethoven left us with a some times dark, twisted, but brilliantly sarcastic and moody album, that really shows-off their potential if they had stayed together beyond "Key Lime Pie."
Along with "Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart," Key Lime Pie stands out in the suprisingly lengthy discography of Camper. It's edgy, dark, funny, much more modern and electric than their past work, and leaves you wishing that they never broke up.
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