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Monks of Doom


Post-punk/progressive rock side-project from members of Camper Van Beethoven. Formed 1986, disbanded 1993.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Victor Krummenacher
07-Apr-1965   Camper Van Beethoven bassist
Greg Lisher
1964   Camper Van Beethoven guitarist
Chris Pedersen
16-Aug-1960   Camper Van Beethoven drummer


Soundtrack to the Film "Breakfast on the Beach of Deception" (1987, Pitch-a-Tent)
1In Anticipation of the Pope
2Blues on Sunday
3Facts About Spiders
4Ukranian Technological Faith Dance
5Lappish Tea Song
7Fall From Grace
8Save Me From Myself
9Visions From the Acid Couch
10Insana and Her Manchild
11Jim Gore and the Ghost of Missouri
12The Haunting of an Eastern Man's Mind
13Eldridge Street

Reissued by IRS Records in 1992.

The Cosmodemonic Telegraph Company (1989, Pitch-a-Tent)
1Vaporize Your Crystals
2The Vivian Girls (The Residents cover)
3All in Good Time
4Voodoo Vengeance (Eugene Chadbourne cover)
5Taste of Tendon
7The Evidence You Hide
8Unexplained Murders
9The Beach of Deception
10Broadcast at Midday

Reissued by IRS Records in 1992.

Meridian (1991, Moist/Baited Breath)
1Cherry Blossom Baptism
3Turn it On Himself
4Geode I
5Door to Success
6The Traveler
7 (interlude)
8Argentine Dilemma
9The Better Angels Of Our Nature
10Going South
11Follow the Queen
13The Harbor Incident
14Miracle Mile
15Geode II
16Circassian Beauty

The Insect God (1992, C/Z)
1The Insect God (lyrics from the Edward Gorey story)
3Let's Split (Syd Barrett cover)
4If It Don't Kill Me
5Who Are The Brain Police? (The Mothers of Invention cover)

Forgery (1992, IRS)
1Flint Jack
3Tanguedia (for Astor Piazzolla)
4Virtual Lover
5Queen of Fortune
7What Does A Man Require? (lyrics by Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht)
9Cigarette Man (Cast of Characters)
10Off On a Comet
11Tanguedia (reprise)
12Chaos Is Not Dead

What's Left For Kicks? (2006, Magnetic)
1The 15th (Wire cover)
2Light In The Sky (Steve Hillage cover)
3Forever (Ben Harper cover)
4New Saigon (Pell Mell cover)
5No Looking Back (Blue Orchids cover)
6The Calvary Cross (Richard Thompson cover)
7Oh Well pt. 1 (Fleetwood Mac cover)
8Dedicated To You, But You Weren't Listening (Soft Machine cover)
9"La Dolce Vita" Suite (a) The Black And Crazy Blues b) Parlami di me c) La Dolce Vita; Nino Rota cover)
10King Kong (The Kinks cover)
11Hurricane Fighter Plane (The Red Crayola cover)
12Calvary (Quicksilver Messenger Service cover)
13Poison (Bert Jansch cover)
14Moon In June (Soft Machine cover)
15Für Immer (Neu! cover)
16Wouldn't You Miss Me (Dark Globe) (Syd Barrett cover; hidden track)

Live album.

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