Welcome to the premiere episode of Nakedly Examined Music, where a songwriter and I go in depth on three of his or her songs.
The three songs we discuss are:
- "All Her Favorite Fruit," by Camper van Beethoven, from Key Lime Pie, 1989)
- "I Sold the Arabs the Moon" by David Lowery, from The Palace Guards (2011), also discussed on David's website
- "Take the Skinheads Bowling" by Camper van Beethoven from Telephone Free Landslide Victory (1985), the "hit" status of which was discussed by David on his website
As a bonus, we also get to hear one of David's most recent songs, "Almond Grove" by Cracker from Berkeley To Bakersfield (discussed in Rolling Stone). The intro/outro music is from Cracker's biggest hit "Low," from 1993's Kerosene Hat. You can read lyrics for all of these songs here.
David is a very lyrics-oriented guy, and isn't shy about telling the stories behind his songs, so he was ideal for our first episode. Not that you should expect this podcast to always focus on lyrics, or be restricted to this kind of music, much less restricted to songwriters associated with Camper van Beethoven (other members of which I've interviewed here, here, and here). I've got some good interviews already lined up, and invite you all to submit your suggestions, or even volunteer yourself.