Guided by Voices & Bob Pollard

Guided by Voices – Little English League / Glue on Bicycle

I always enjoyed the play off between Tobin Sprout and Captain Bob; Sprout’s gentle and witty Byrds/Beatles-isms doing battle with the “Roky fronts the Who” schlock that Pollard promotes.

Guided By Voices – Let’s Go Eat the Factory

I do find it a bit of a mixed bag; GBV were always a restless and slightly alien proposition, one that couldn’t really take time to worry about defining itself for eternital judgement.

Robert Pollard – Robert Pollard is Off to Business

"The old GBV aggrandisements seem to have worn themselves down into a crackled reflection. Still the songs are boss; as always he has a way with uplifting chord changes and knows exactly when to use a riff to its maximum effect. "

Doug Gillard - Salamander

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Salamander is such a warm, charming record, you get the feeling after a few listens that you'd really like to hang out with Doug over a pint or two.


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Robert Pollard - Fiction Man

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Pollard's claim (invented entirely by Incendiary, I hope you understand) as to being the next artist to enter the pantheon of genius (sitting alongside such luminaries as Holger Czukay) has been strengthened considerably by Fiction Man.

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The Back Catalogue of Guided By Voices

God knows how many side shows GBV members are in; I've got only two CD, Tobin Sprout's Moonflower Plastic, and Doug Gillard's 2006 solo LP Salamander (which are of course, great)...

Guided By Voices - Half Smiles of the Decomposed

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Shit, it happened.



 

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