David Lowery

Born September 10, 1960. American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter - founder of alternative rock band Camper Van Beethoven and co-founder of the band Cracker.
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BLU LP 0534 David Lowery - The Palace Guards album art David Lowery The Palace Guards (Album) 429 Records BLU LP 0534 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
PAT2019-1 David Lowery - In The Shadow Of The Bull album art David Lowery In The Shadow Of The Bull(CD, Album, Ltd) Pitch-A-Tent PAT2019-1 US 2019 Sell This Version
PAT2021-1 David Lowery - Leaving Key Member Clause album art David Lowery Leaving Key Member Clause(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Pitch-A-Tent Records PAT2021-1 US 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none David Lowery - Conquistador album art David Lowery Conquistador(CD, EP, Ltd) Not On Label (David Lowery - Self-released) none US 2016 Sell This Version


none David Lowery - Live @ Acme Underground (New York City, Oct. 20, 2000) album art David Lowery and Johnny Hickman David Lowery and Johnny Hickman - Live @ Acme Underground (New York City, Oct. 20, 2000)(DVD-V, Ltd) Rick's Music Archives none US 2010 Sell This Version


none David Lowery David Lowery(Cass, S/Sided, Dem) Not On Label none US 1991 Sell This Version
none David Lowery - The Palace Guards (Bonus Track) album art David Lowery The Palace Guards (Bonus Track)(File, MP3, 192) www.davidlowerymusic.com none US 2011


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November 27, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
If this "artist" ever made music for art's sake, you wouldn't know it from anything he has said in public for the last 20 years.

See, after his music stopped being interesting, Lowery began his new career as Perpetual Victim Of The Internet.

First he tried to rally fans by attacking them for engaging in anonymous file-sharing, YouTube watching, using search engines, and otherwise not keeping him comfortably employed as a blogger each time they enjoyed one of his two hit songs. At the same time, he sued Rap Genius for letting people read the lyrics to his famous song about how good heroin makes him feel.

Then, after about a decade of being mocked for making such a show of pissing into the wind, he pivoted to professional goalpost-mover, rebranding his crusade under the guise of an artists' coalition. Now determined to be a thorn in Big Streaming's side, he and his co-bloggers endlessly lambast Silicon Valley and whisper in the ears of the U.S. Congress, mustering infinite ways to argue that whatever royalties they get, it's never enough.

Like so many other older spoiled musicians who enjoyed a modicum of success, he can't accept that he has to keep producing and promoting good and commercially viable music if he wants to make a living. He won't admit that any once-satisfying royalties he got in the past were at someone else's expense in the accounting shell games and pyramid schemes of the pre-Internet music industry. Nor will he do the simple math to ascertain the impossible sum it would cost to run a deep-catalog streaming business which pays every artist what he thinks they and their families and heirs are entitled to, in perpetuity, for the labor of decades past.

Even if his business politics are morally sound, he is so fixated on money, attention, and dishing out negativity, he just ends up driving away people who might have otherwise supported his cause. It also makes it difficult to appreciate his musicianship. He is just another sellout whose musical expressions of angst were always just pure marketing.