Listen to Camper Van Beethoven’s ‘Good Guys and Bad Guys’ from The Staircase, Season 1, Ep. 5

Indie American rock band Camper van Beethoven’s ‘Good Guys and Bad Guys‘ was played on the true crime series miniseries The Staircase this week — The Staircase, Season 1, Episode 5, “The Beating Heart“.


The track is from the band’s self-titled 1986 album.

That album was released on the Pitch-a-Tent record label and charted at #7 on the UK Indie chart.

The album is known as an experimental music-style release, with a whole plethora of strange and interesting things going on in its tracks.

Camper van Beethoven’s ‘Good Guys and Bad Guys‘ is a silly song whose lyrics are hard to pin down.

After all, it seems to say America is a great place to live in, while also making fun of Americans who think that it is.

Listen to Camper van Beethoven’s ‘Good Guys and Bad Guys‘ as heard on The Staircase this week on the band’s 2008 compilation album Popular Songs Of Great Enduring Strength And Beauty, and in the video.

The Staircase tells the story of novelist Michael Peterson who was convicted of murdering his wife Kathleen in 2001.

The crime miniseries is currently streaming on HBO Max.


Michelle Topham