Cracker (band)

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Cracker is an American alternative rock band fronted by Camper Van Beethoven singer David Lowery, with guitarist Johnny Hickman. They had a few minor hits in the early 1990s, including "Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)" and "Low". In 1995, Cracker contributed the song "Good Times Bad Times" to the Encomium tribute album to Led Zeppelin.

A series of personnel changes ensued in the late 90s and early 2000s. The group left Virgin Records (which had distributed their entire output) in 2004 with the independent release "Countrysides".

Guitarist Johnny Hickman once smashed a bouncer over the head with his guitar in Chicago.

A recent collaboration with Bluegrass band Leftover Salmon, Oh Cracker, Where Art Thou? (2003), contained bluegrass versions of old Cracker songs.

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