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Fun Music Information -> Camper Van Beethoven

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Band Name Origins:

  • Their name is pun on the vehicle "Camper van" and the famous German composer "Ludwig van Beethoven". Submitted by: Lori Blonde

Stupid Band Names:

  • Any band that uses two-thirds of a celebrated composer's name for part of its own name, must be uncreative. Submitted by: Wilrub

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Reila," The Gazette"I Love Her All the Time," Camper Van Beethoven
"What Do I Have To Do?," Stabbing Westward"Take The Skinheads Bowling," Camper Van Beethoven
"Apples, Peaches, Bananas & Pears," Monkees"All Her Favorite Fruit," Camper Van Beethoven
"We Saw Jerry's Daughter," Camper van Beethoven"She Came in Through the Bathroom Window," The Beatles
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Web Saw Jerry's Daughter" originally "We Saw Jerry's Daughter"
Brittany James
"Wes Saw Jerry's Daughter" originally "We Saw Jerry's Daughter"
Brittany James

Change a Letter:

"We Say Jerry's Daughter" originally "We Saw Jerry's Daughter"
Brittany James
"We Saw Kerry's Daughter" originally "We Saw Jerry's Daughter"
Brittany James
"We Saw Jerry's Laughter" originally "We Saw Jerry's Daughter"
Brittany James
"He Saw Jerry's Daughter" originally "We Saw Jerry's Daughter"
Brittany James

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Take The Skinheads Bowling
   Camper Van Beethoven
Summer Skin
   Death Cab For Cutie
Take The Summer Skinheads Bowling
Josh

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

John Mellencamper Van Beethoven
John Mellencamp combined with Camper Van Beethoven
Submitted By: Rocky
Camper Van Halen
Camper Van Beethoven combined with Van Halen
Actually, this would be an awesome band name.
Submitted By: G
Camper Van Halen
Camper Van Beethoven combined with Van Halen
Submitted By: neptunevsmars

Misheard Lyrics:

"Pictures Of Matchstick Men"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pink chairs and matchstick men
Original Lyrics:
Pictures of matchstick men
"Take The Skinheads Bowling"
Misheard Lyrics:
And he increases the number of frogs by exactly one
Original Lyrics:
And he increases the number of clocks by exactly one
"Never Go Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
Over, bend over, bend over
Original Lyrics:
Over and over again

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Take The Skinheads Bowling"
The Funny Lyrics:
Some people say that bowling alleys got big lanes Some people say that bowling alleys all look the same There's not a line that goes here that rhymes with anything
Why They're Funny:
At least they admit that they didn't know what they were doing...
Submitted by: Logan J Huorli
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Joe Stalin's Cadillac"
The Lyrics:
Joe Stalin's Cadillac
This is Joe Stalin's
We're just drivin' 'round the block in Joe Stalin's Cadillac
L.B.J.'s Cadillac
L.B.J.'s Cadillac
We're just peein' on the side of the road in L.B.J.'s Cadillac
Aw, this is Somoza's Cadillac
This is Somoza's Cadillac
We're just drivin' 'round the block in Somoza's Cadillac
General Pinochet's Cadillac
General Pinochet's Cadillac
Can't go left in General Pinochet's Cadillac
Well my Cadillac
Is Johnson's Cadillac
Is Stalin's Cadillac
Is Somoza's Cadillac
Is General Pinochet's Cadillac and be referred to Reagan's Cadillac
Who They Mention:
Joe Stalin - Josef Stalin, former Soviet dictator, 1920s-1954 LBJ/Johnson - Lyndon B Johnson, liberal Democratic president of the U.S. 1963-1968 who signed the civil rights acts and massively escalated the Vietnam war, famous for crude language and actions often involving bodily functions. Somoza - Anastasio Somoza, right-wing dictator of Nicaragua, overthrown by Sandinistas 1979. General Pinochet - Augusto Pinochet, fascist dictator of Chile, leader of 1973 coup against Salvador Allende (backed by U.S.) led junta until 1990s, "free market" economic policies lauded by Reagan admin Reagan - Ronald Reagan, U.S. president at time song was recorded, backed anti-Sandinista Contras in Nicaragua (some but not all former Somoza supporters) as well as good relations with Pinochet's Chile (cf. Jonathan Richman & Modern Lovers (& covers) "Pablo Picasso," with his El Dorado)
Submitted by: Fudu
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Each No-Pavement Verb Submitted by: Cotton Lorraine

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"We Saw Terry's Dodger" originally "We Saw Jerry's Daughter"
Submitted by: Linda Radnil

Backwards Messages:

"Five Sticks"
For some reason, this track found on the self-titled album by the band is entirely backwards, and is actually their OTHER song "The Ambiguity Song". Lyric on "Five Sticks": Everything seems to be up in the air at this time Everything seems to be up in the air at this time One day soon, it'll all settle down Everything seems to be up in the air at this time
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

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