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5 O'Clock Shadow 9-10-13 "Take the Skinheads Bowling"

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Happy Birthday David Lowery! The Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker frontman turns 53 today. Cracker was a ubiquitous part of my childhood. Their song “Low” was inescapable for over a decade on modern rock radio. His songwriting, some of the strangest and sly among his contemporaries. He’s now teaching at the University of Georgia and writing articles for The Trichordist. We dig back to one of his most well known songs, a song that made many feel uncomfortable, trying to understand why, just why, we had to take skinheads bowling. Manic Street Preachers does the excellent cover.