Camper Van Beethoven ‎– Camper Van Beethoven

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Pitch-A-Tent ‎– Pitch-A-Tent 02
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Recorded at Fox Studio, Felton Ca May & June 1986.
Manufactured and Distributed by Rough Trade, 326 Sixth St., San Francisco

From a sticker on the shrinkwrap:
The third album. Not produced by anyone famous. It doesn't sound very American, and it is not particularly sincere. David says it's 16 tracks of blazing duck decoy music. Stay away from lakes.

Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): (A) PITCH 02 A1 Soviet Spy Swims Upstream Disguised As Trout 23222 (3)
Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): (A) PITCH 02 B1 23223 (3)

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
COOKCD289P Camper Van Beethoven Camper Van Beethoven(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Cooking Vinyl COOKCD289P UK 2004 Sell This Version
70483 Camper Van Beethoven Camper Van Beethoven(LP, Album) Rough Trade 70483 France 1986 Sell This Version
VIL28099 Camper Van Beethoven Camper Van Beethoven(LP, Album, Promo) Rough Trade VIL28099 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
COOK CD 289 Camper Van Beethoven Camper Van Beethoven(CD, Album, RE, RM) Cooking Vinyl COOK CD 289 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SPART 140 Camper Van Beethoven Camper Van Beethoven(CD, Album, RE, RM) spinART Records SPART 140 US 2004 Sell This Version

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paverstuff

paverstuff

November 14, 2017
The first pressing is also on root beer brown Quiex. For those unfamiliar, backlight your record and see if it shows up as translucent brown. It looks like normal black vinyl under normal light.
sqgl

sqgl

May 29, 2015
Not really Self-Titled. The title is “Soviet Spies Swim Upstream Disguised as Trout”

"What we did do was give the album a title that no one could find. Unless you were looking very closely. The album does have a title. The title is “Soviet Spies Swim Upstream Disguised as Trout” It’s right there in the liner notes. And on etched in the inner groove of the first run of vinyl. We titled it this way because we had an obsessive fan that would write us nearly everyday. In one of the letters she (?) said she dreamed the next Camper Van Beethoven album was titled “Soviet Spies Swim Upstream Disguised as Trout”. et voila."

http://300songs.com/2010/10/04/59-stairway-to-heavan-sic-in-praise-of-half-baked-ideas-and-unfinished-things-the-importance-of-not-being-earnest/