Anyone know the name of that mid 1990s Cracker instrumental guitar rave up jam?
January 20, 2008 8:15 AM   Subscribe

Looking for an instrumental Cracker tune from about 10-12 years ago?

It was on a promotional CD for Yahoo's music offering "Launch" that I got when I bought a Sony Vaio computer back in 1996 or so. I don't know if it was a cover of an old surf tune, but had a great guitar hook in it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by psmealey to Media & Arts (12 answers total)
Surfbilly on the Garage d'Or album? It's a greatest hits / B-sides double CD.
posted by Frank Grimes at 8:19 AM on January 20, 2008

I know that tune... but that's not it, unfortunately. It's something else.
posted by psmealey at 8:20 AM on January 20, 2008

Was it a Jesus versus the Devil surfing for souls contest? (We have a very old Launch CD with that song on it)
posted by aetg at 8:30 AM on January 20, 2008

For reference, let's start here.
posted by crazyray at 8:56 AM on January 20, 2008

I think that might be it, aetg, but can't seem to locate an MP3 to verify it.
posted by psmealey at 9:47 AM on January 20, 2008

Sent via email to you. The whole song isn't instrumental, but the beginning has a long guitar riff. Wish I still had the liner notes, I don't even know which artists are on the cd.
posted by aetg at 10:06 AM on January 20, 2008

Thanks, Amanda. I appreciate that... unfortunately, that's not the one. Maybe I imagined it was Cracker.
posted by psmealey at 10:11 AM on January 20, 2008

Any chance it was actually Uncle Kracker?
posted by blaneyphoto at 10:49 AM on January 20, 2008

Nope, no chance... it was definitely Cracker. I remember reading it on the Launch promo CD liner notes, when I bought the computer in the fall of 96, but threw it away a long time ago.
posted by psmealey at 11:25 AM on January 20, 2008

I've asked on the Cracker board so hopefully that will turn up something. I'm a big fan but I'm drawing a complete blank here. Unfortunately, I only have access to my Cracker CDs; most of my mp3s are on my still-packed-up desktop and I don't have a monitor at the moment so it'd be tough to use the comp.
posted by 6550 at 11:44 AM on January 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

Per this, the suggestions are Hans' Lament, Steve's Hornpipe, and Surfbilly.
posted by 6550 at 6:34 PM on January 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

And for those interested, the Jesus vs. the Devil surfing for souls song is "The Devil Went Down to Newport" by Monopuff (a side project of John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants).
posted by jferg at 8:22 PM on January 20, 2008

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