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I just had to do my fave band since my bro had a go.
GBV: why do NME etc ignore them? They didnt even review 'Isolation Drills'.
Although I think DO The Collapse was in their albums of the year in 1999
My fave album is 'Mag Earwhig'.
GBV Classic Or Dud?

Peter M's Brother, Tuesday, 10 December 2002 05:51 (twenty-one years ago) link

Guided By Voices: Classic or Dud?

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Tuesday, 10 December 2002 05:56 (twenty-one years ago) link

'isolation drills' was never released in the uk, so NME never reviewed it. they did a (pretty dreadful) feature on the band in 1999 to tie in with 'do the collapse', and had features back in the 1990s pretty regularly (though everett's pieces on em for melody maker circa vampire on titus/propellor were my favourites).

absolute classic as far as i'm concerned. buy 'alien lanes', then 'under the bushes under the stars', then 'vampire on titus/propellor', then let yourself loose on the various and multitudinous offshoots and eps.

sxxx

stevie (stevie), Tuesday, 10 December 2002 12:59 (twenty-one years ago) link

can someone please convince of the classic status of isolation drills. i really want to like this album. but could not.

doom-e, Tuesday, 10 December 2002 13:14 (twenty-one years ago) link

has that got anything to do with your ultimate gayness?

chk chk chk, Tuesday, 10 December 2002 16:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

yer not a very good troll.

doom-e, Tuesday, 10 December 2002 16:03 (twenty-one years ago) link

i would expect you to rage at my gayness, psychotically, but as it stands, it's not very good. c- (just for showing up and typing).

c'ya.

doom-e, Tuesday, 10 December 2002 16:06 (twenty-one years ago) link

isolation drills is the only GbV album that doesn't seem to have lost something by being 'properly produced'. IMO it features some of Pollard's best songs since B1000.

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Tuesday, 10 December 2002 22:35 (twenty-one years ago) link

All I have is Be THousand, and I like it tons.
SHould I get others? I am interested in Suitcase, should I get it?

A Nairn (moretap), Tuesday, 10 December 2002 23:49 (twenty-one years ago) link

i think it was douglas on some other thread that advocated making yr own gbv greatest hits cd. that would be the only way to end up with a classic. they're good though, most of the time

ron (ron), Wednesday, 11 December 2002 01:44 (twenty-one years ago) link

"isolation drills is the only GbV album that doesn't seem to have lost something by being 'properly produced'."

agreed. also, bob drops the mystic/fairy tale goobledegook lyrics for once, in favour of some pretty fucken open and brutal lyrics about his marriage breakup. 'glad to see you' is *painfully* honest and to the point.

i love ID.

sxxx

stevie (stevie), Wednesday, 11 December 2002 13:29 (twenty-one years ago) link

"My fave album is 'Mag Earwhig'."

It's the only GBV album I have, but it's great fun. I think maybe a couple of songs could have been left on the cutting-room floor, but largely it's quirky garage-pop excellence all the way. "I Am A Tree" is so instantly catchy, it actually could have broken them to a bigger audience, with a little good fortune. I may invest in some more GBV soon...

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Wednesday, 11 December 2002 13:44 (twenty-one years ago) link

thanks stevie and jim....going to repurchase this, when i get back to canada.....it's on the list.

doom-e, Wednesday, 11 December 2002 13:53 (twenty-one years ago) link

A Nairn -- Yes, more. I skipped Suitcase (got the comp Breifcase instead), but i'm sure it has lots of gems.

Others: Alien Lanes, Propeller, Vampire on Titus, Same Place the Fly Got Smashed, King Shit and the Golden Boys (those last two both appear in Box). Also, several in the Fading Captain Series are noteworthy; Speak Kindly of your Volunteer Firemen, Kid Marine, and also the Lexo & the Leapers' EP, Ask Them. ¥

christoff (christoff), Wednesday, 11 December 2002 13:58 (twenty-one years ago) link

two months pass...
Classic. One of my favorites. Such childlike enthusiasm for the transforming powers of music, such a tribute to spontaneous creation. Great song titles too. "Kicker of Elves" made me laugh out loud in the rekkid store.

John Bullabaugh (John Bullabaugh), Sunday, 9 March 2003 02:23 (twenty-one years ago) link

Yes, GBV is definitely classic. Not every song Bob Pollard has written/released is equal, but he's written enough brilliant music that the duds in his catalog really don't matter that much.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Sunday, 9 March 2003 03:08 (twenty-one years ago) link

seven years pass...

the brides have hit glass

kamerad, Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:16 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

"Guided By Voices are back together and have recorded a new album, Let's Go Eat the Factory, that will be released on January 1st. It will be the band's first studio output since 2004, and their first to feature the lineup of Bob Pollard, Mitch Mitchell, Tobin Sprout, Kevin Fennell, and Greg Demos in over 15 years. Mojo broke the news."

nostormo, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 23:50 (twelve years ago) link

but did they record it on cassette?

calstars, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 01:53 (twelve years ago) link

as much as certain GBV songs are well-worn constant favorites....uh...

Sophomore subs are the new Smith lesbians. (the table is the table), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 05:11 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

I was in the right place for the initial run of GbV, but stopped caring long ago, though I've kept up in a half-assed way with like 80% of the new releases. Got "Factory" via Spotify out of curiosity. It's really pretty good. Kind of weird to listen to...sort of like hooking up with your ex-girlfriend from college, except you're both in your 40's now. Makes me think, more than ever, that GbV was not in fact Pollard + Granny on Bongos. I'm surprised to find myself playing this often.

dlp9001, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 03:40 (twelve years ago) link

it's not a bad record but it feels very anonymous to me, particularly tobin's contributions. i'd put it slightly ahead of half smiles.. the last boston spaceships record had some much stronger tracks

really dislike 'how i met my mother' and 'fats domino' is their most hookless single

fitzroy institution (electricsound), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 03:44 (twelve years ago) link

Ahead of Half Smiles? no no no!

Granted, I've only played it through twice, and that was the NPR stream that went up pre-release, but it left me hollow and almost offended at how disjointed and, frankly, bad it was. Maybe I'll try it again some day, but I just don't want to now.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 03:47 (twelve years ago) link

Never trust NPR streams. I've learned that the hard way...

dlp9001, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 03:56 (twelve years ago) link

I'm almost afraid to buy the new one, for fear of disappointment. "Fats" was okay. Have like 20 Pollard side project promos from the last couple years that I still haven't found time to play.

Raymond Cummings, Thursday, 2 February 2012 11:56 (twelve years ago) link

The new GBV album is surprisingly good, one of the best things Pollard's done in years and more interesting than the last few GBV albums were. If you're looking for an album of big hooky singles you're not going to find it. They're messing around in basements and bedrooms again like they did back in the early days, not trying to be the big rock band. I understand why people are disappointed, especially if what they're looking for is more 'hits', but it's really exceeding my expectations.

erasingclouds, Thursday, 2 February 2012 13:02 (twelve years ago) link

I've listened to it three times and I'm not feeling it at all beyond the odd track. It's among their bottom three albums for me.

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 2 February 2012 13:03 (twelve years ago) link

Love it. Garnered way more plays from me than anything Bob's put out in years (not that I didn't like that stuff either).

Wandering Boy Poet, Thursday, 2 February 2012 13:04 (twelve years ago) link

have really come to love this, the more i play it.

dave cool it (stevie), Thursday, 2 February 2012 13:31 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, I really like this one and I kind of feel like a lot of the people that hate this had unreasonable expectations in the first place. No, it isn't Alien Lanes or Bee Thousand, hell even Mag Earwhig, but I do think its interesting and I like it the more I hear it.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 February 2012 15:24 (twelve years ago) link

unreasonable expectations

What's unreasonable about expecting something more than aimlessness for the most part? Bob still writes a handful of big, anthemic songs every year that he then distributes among his hundred different projects. Unfortunately, he used his most recent batch all up before getting around to making this latest GBV record. I don't mind a little aimless in my GBV, but it's got to be broken up by the BIG songs I can use as trailmarkers.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 2 February 2012 15:27 (twelve years ago) link

That wasn't aimed at you, btw, I was just referring to a lot of dismissiveness I've seen online that boils down to, "this sucks, Alien Lanes was so much better". Well, duh.

In terms of your complaints, I think there are a handful of those BIG songs. And I really like the aimlessness, particularly with Toby back in the mix.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 February 2012 15:28 (twelve years ago) link

Where I'm coming from is this - the first GBV music I heard was the 7"s from the time (Get Out of My Stations, Grand Hour, Fast Japanese Spin Cycle, Clown Prince of the Menthol Trailer) and then Vampire on Titus and then Bee Thousand, which had just come out. In that batch of music there are rock/pop anthems, sure, but overall there's more weird stuff that would probably fit your definition of "aimlessness". What I love about the new album is in spirit it goes back to that era. Plus, it surprises me, like their music originally surprised me - some of those Tobin songs in particular sound nothing like what he usually does, or like anything that's been on a GBV album before.

But I do imagine that if my first encounters with GBV were with the later lineup, more 'arena rock' stuff (which I also love, don't get me wrong), and I was looking for them to go that route (to pick up where GBV left off), I'd be disappointed.

erasingclouds, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:10 (twelve years ago) link

Where I'm coming from is this - the first GBV music I heard was the 7"s from the time (Get Out of My Stations, Grand Hour, Fast Japanese Spin Cycle, Clown Prince of the Menthol Trailer) and then Vampire on Titus and then Bee Thousand, which had just come out. In that batch of music there are rock/pop anthems, sure, but overall there's more weird stuff that would probably fit your definition of "aimlessness". What I love about the new album is in spirit it goes back to that era. Plus, it surprises me, like their music originally surprised me - some of those Tobin songs in particular sound nothing like what he usually does, or like anything that's been on a GBV album before.

^^^ absolutely

dave cool it (stevie), Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:15 (twelve years ago) link

yeah i think i agree. haven't spent *too* much time with the new one, but i like the fact that it isn't just jampacked w/ anthems. gbv, at their core, are a WEIRD band! and this is a weird album that I'm interested in exploring more. not sure if i'd be saying the same if Factory was just a bunch of Baba O'Riley soundalikes or w/e.

tylerw, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:22 (twelve years ago) link

"Fats Domino" gets stuck in my head all the time. awesome song.

billstevejim, Thursday, 2 February 2012 19:33 (twelve years ago) link

I dig the new album and agree it hearkens back to the sound of those '93-'94 eps but I would like to hear some more anthems on Class Clown.

Let It Beard and Mars Classroom and even the Lifeguards album from last year all had much stronger songwriting. In fact, I'm astonished Let It Beard in particular wasn't cited more (or at all) as one of the best rock albums of 2011...

ColinO, Thursday, 2 February 2012 23:14 (twelve years ago) link

I still recall playing Bee Thousand for a friend (with very well-informed and eclectic taste) when it came out. His comment was that inevitably the band was going to try to tighten up the songwriting and improve the production, and that they'd never live up to what he was hearing. He was mostly right...

Gotta say that "big anthemic songs" is about the *last* thing that impressed me about GbV the first time around. Personally "Hot Freaks" was the one I loved back in the day. It's really pretty amazing that they/he can still manage to 97% approximate the original sound at this point. It's almost like there'd been a Syd/Floyd reunion in the 80's that wasn't bad.

dlp9001, Friday, 3 February 2012 00:26 (twelve years ago) link

the sound of 'factory' + the songwriting of 'let it beard' would have been a total winner

flagsteban postez (electricsound), Friday, 3 February 2012 00:27 (twelve years ago) link

I dig the new album and agree it hearkens back to the sound of those '93-'94 eps but I would like to hear some more anthems on Class Clown

i think that'll be the case. when i interviewed the band before xmas, kevin said he was surprised how much leeway to experiment bob had given tobin on factory, and that clown was a much more 'rock' record by comparison.

dave cool it (stevie), Friday, 3 February 2012 07:49 (twelve years ago) link

Where I'm coming from is this - the first GBV music I heard was the 7"s from the time (Get Out of My Stations, Grand Hour, Fast Japanese Spin Cycle, Clown Prince of the Menthol Trailer) and then Vampire on Titus and then Bee Thousand, which had just come out. In that batch of music there are rock/pop anthems, sure, but overall there's more weird stuff that would probably fit your definition of "aimlessness". What I love about the new album is in spirit it goes back to that era. Plus, it surprises me, like their music originally surprised me - some of those Tobin songs in particular sound nothing like what he usually does, or like anything that's been on a GBV album before.

this is exactly where i came in, except that i started w/ propeller followed by the singles and then the scat albums. if the new one (which i haven't heard) is anywhere near that good, i'll be in heaven. but those albums and singles were packed with anthems, right? "weed king", "mesh gear fox", "my impression now", "shocker in gloomtown", "wished i was a giant", i mean cmon...

his hands are a dirty fountain through which lives spurt (contenderizer), Friday, 3 February 2012 08:04 (twelve years ago) link

nine months pass...

"bears for lunch" thoughts? at the moment i'm liking it as much as class clown (and both way way more than factory)

bill cosby synclavier samples (electricsound), Wednesday, 14 November 2012 21:46 (eleven years ago) link

bob's songwriting is holding up really well though i'm not loving tobin's stuff on the reunion records

bill cosby synclavier samples (electricsound), Wednesday, 14 November 2012 21:46 (eleven years ago) link

obviously: I want to believe

That said I have enjoyed the first 8 tracks so far. First Tobin joint a joy.

calstars, Thursday, 15 November 2012 17:15 (eleven years ago) link

I like Bears a lot and I think the three reunion records are equally good but not great. All 5 Boston Spaceships records are superior.

ColinO, Thursday, 15 November 2012 18:39 (eleven years ago) link

I've only heard White Flag from the latest batch of material, but it's one of the best things to come out of these new(ish) sessions imo.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 15 November 2012 18:46 (eleven years ago) link

Listening to The Bears for Lunch right now and it is hands down the best of the three reunion albums so far. Maybe the guys just had to fall back into a comfortable groove or something, but this is what I was hoping for initially.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 16 November 2012 16:25 (eleven years ago) link

Number of GBV songs about aircraft has to be way greater than 30 at this point.

calstars, Friday, 16 November 2012 16:35 (eleven years ago) link

I'm gonna have to listen to the new one a few more times, but so far I'm not really feeling it. Loved Class Clown Spots a UFO, though; so far I'd say the new one is more consistently good than Let's Go Eat the Factory but the highs on Factory are better than anything on here. Just my initial impression, though.

Also, really really disappointed with pretty much all of the Tobin songs on all three of these.

xanthanguar (cwkiii), Friday, 16 November 2012 16:55 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah I think Tobin is being spread too thin. His songs on Bears sound like they belong on another record, they just don't sound like GBV songs. Also, his Forever Until It Breaks really dragged down the first side of Class Clown...

ColinO, Friday, 16 November 2012 17:27 (eleven years ago) link

take a little time to stumble
show a little faith in something larger than your life

(guitar solo)

brimstead, Wednesday, 28 February 2024 02:18 (four months ago) link

UTBUTS at breakfast this morning, all killer no filler

impostor syndrome to the (expletive) max (stevie), Wednesday, 28 February 2024 09:16 (four months ago) link

B1000 / AL / UTBUTS = best all-time three-album run consideration?

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 28 February 2024 19:30 (four months ago) link

(and throw in not in my airforce and waved out if going for an all-time fiver)

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 28 February 2024 19:32 (four months ago) link

carnival boy too, yeah?

brimstead, Wednesday, 28 February 2024 21:16 (four months ago) link

I'd throw in Propeller an Vampire on Titus.

Beyond Goo and Evol (President Keyes), Wednesday, 28 February 2024 21:17 (four months ago) link

same, plus the siltbreeze etc eps

brimstead, Wednesday, 28 February 2024 21:18 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/sYyPlf4.jpeg

calstars, Friday, 10 May 2024 04:45 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

anyone else as into Suitcase 1 as me? I was probably at the peak of my GBV fandom when it dropped and played it incessantly at the time, to me it’s like 4 more weird propeller/titus type albums!

brimstead, Monday, 1 July 2024 23:59 (one week ago) link

Yeah, same place the fly got smashed, king shit, battery …. I made a mixtape of the best tunes and took it with me on a summer trip in 95…

calstars, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 00:29 (one week ago) link

Sounds like you’re referring to the original box set — Suitcase was the box set of material from that era that didn’t make it onto an album iirc?

Piggy Lepton (La Lechera), Tuesday, 2 July 2024 00:44 (one week ago) link

Oh right. Yes I am talking about the box set…

calstars, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 00:48 (one week ago) link

Suitcase was where I drew the line with GBV extra stuff, I assumed it would be lesser material. You’re telling me there’s Propeller/Titus quality music there? Might need to hunt it down.

Titus doesn’t get enough love.

Cow_Art, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 00:49 (one week ago) link

I had a signed copy of Suitcase 1; can’t remember if I sold it or not. Strong stuff but … I’m covered with the early/mid 90s albums/EPs

Marten Broadcloak, mild-mannered GOP congressman (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 2 July 2024 01:18 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/fTprXWk.png
This thing?

calstars, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 01:18 (one week ago) link

lol, I forgot that's the one where he made up a different band name for each song.

There were four Suitcase boxes? Geez.

Cow_Art, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 01:22 (one week ago) link

yeah i mean im certainly overselling it but it is way better than anything pre-propeller imo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JvOTU6qGlM

brimstead, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 02:28 (one week ago) link

I love some of the pre-Propellor stuff but the Suitcase is solid, if patchy (like all pre-Alien Lanes GBV tbh). They definitely tailed off as they went along - I remember purchasing the second one at the height of my GBV obsession and it contributing in no small way to the cooling of said ardour, and I heard from other die-hards that by the fourth volume Bob was actually sourcing tracks from fan-made bootlegs of his demos, like you could hear they were the same mp3 source.

a based robot like Bender (stevie), Tuesday, 2 July 2024 08:01 (one week ago) link

what's patchy about Bee Thousand???

Ha! For me Alien Lanes is their first truly all-killer-no-filler jam tho I know this is an unpopular opinion (also I owned Jellyfish Reflector before B000, and always preferred the live versions of those songs) (gonna pull JR off the rack now, in fact)

a based robot like Bender (stevie), Tuesday, 2 July 2024 09:12 (one week ago) link

fourth is cool because it has early embryonic versions of hardcore ufos and echoes Myron with different lyrics

brimstead, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 14:26 (one week ago) link

Alien Lanes is their first truly all-killer-no-filler jam

I concur, Stevie

Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 3 July 2024 00:49 (one week ago) link

same

mookieproof, Wednesday, 3 July 2024 03:39 (one week ago) link

My experience with Alien Lanes was similar to Ween's Quebec. It was the first album I got by the band and it was just... okay. Years later I tried a different album (B1000 & Mollusk) that knocked my socks off. Got a bunch of their albums and realized that the first CD I bought was in fact the best and I was a fool for not realizing it initially.

Some bands need a lot of data points to make sense.

Cow_Art, Wednesday, 3 July 2024 03:44 (one week ago) link

My first was the CD of VOT/Propellor, and I totally dug it because I'd been a PG-era Genesis fans in my preteens and was ready for a group where you had to sort the gems from the garbage - like, I was fine that I felt inclined to skip every other GBV track, because the gems were so so worth it. But AL was my second purchase, day of release, and it just kicked my ass because it seemed like EVERY song was a gem. What a heady rush - I still remember that feeling of instant love for it.

a based robot like Bender (stevie), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 09:35 (one week ago) link

Bee Thousand>>>>>>>>>>Alien Lanes

A So-Called Pulitzer price winner (President Keyes), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 13:54 (one week ago) link

My slightly controversial take is that UTBUTS > Alien Lanes > B1000. But this is largely due to UTBUTS being the first GbV album I bought.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 13:58 (one week ago) link

Same.

Blood On Santa's Claw (Tom D.), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 14:01 (one week ago) link

same again.

ledge, Wednesday, 3 July 2024 14:01 (one week ago) link

I think the common thread here is that the first GBV album you hear blows you away and the second one is a bit less earthshaking.

A So-Called Pulitzer price winner (President Keyes), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 14:05 (one week ago) link

Alien Lanes is where I started (which is why it remains my favorite GBV)

Marten Broadcloak, mild-mannered GOP congressman (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 14:05 (one week ago) link

I sort of got that "first GBV album" experience twice, since Human Amusements at Hourly Rates was my first, and Bee Thousand my second. And yeah, if I had to keep any two...

jmm, Wednesday, 3 July 2024 14:08 (one week ago) link

There’s no best, only favorite. I’m just as happy listening to the pre-B1000 albums (Sabdbox in particular but I like them all) as I am Alien Lanes but I wasn’t very into the Isolation Drills era but I did like Earthquake Glue.

Piggy Lepton (La Lechera), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 14:11 (one week ago) link

Oops SANDBOX

Piggy Lepton (La Lechera), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 14:11 (one week ago) link

Oops SANDBOX

Piggy Lepton (La Lechera), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 14:11 (one week ago) link

My first one was actually B1000 but I agree with ranking above.

Blood On Santa's Claw (Tom D.), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 14:11 (one week ago) link

once more with feeling

Piggy Lepton (La Lechera), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 14:12 (one week ago) link

My experience is kind of weird because I actually saw them play in Glasgow in 1995 but didn't hear any of their albums until somebody lent me B1000, Mag Earwhig and Do The Collapse, which must have been 2001?

Blood On Santa's Claw (Tom D.), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 14:21 (one week ago) link

I think the common thread here is that the first GBV album you hear blows you away and the second one is a bit less earthshaking.

ah, but that wasn't it for me. prop/vot tuned me in to their sound, but AL let me know I was in the presence of incomparable genius. UTBUTS was also a banger! Mag Earwhig had its moments, I found DTC a bit alienating overall (but a number of the songs still haunt me), LOVED Isolation Drills, classic sad divorce record, and from there my ardour cooled somewhat. Big props to Not In My Airforce and Speak Kindly Of Your Volunteer Fire Dept (is that the title??), both masterpieces.

a based robot like Bender (stevie), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 14:32 (one week ago) link

I think Bee Thousand is the better album-qua-album, but the singles from Alien Lanes remain some of my GBV faves.

butt dumb tight my boners got boners (the table is the table), Thursday, 4 July 2024 14:59 (one week ago) link

bee thousand is more fantastical/magical… alien lanes is more earthy and bar/bedroom and yeah I think the songwriting is slightly stronger/more developed. But now I feel terrible for saying something not superlative about B1000

brimstead, Thursday, 4 July 2024 15:10 (one week ago) link

I like every song on B1000 so I don't why it's not all killer no filler

I think Tobin has more songs on B1000 iirc

calstars, Thursday, 4 July 2024 17:24 (one week ago) link

there's that pretty interesting b1000 directors cut. it's cool to hear the tracks before the Pro Tools editing (thats actually true).

I gave Suitcase Season 1 Disc 1 a try the other day and I remembered why I thought it was just alright at the time. And Tobin's own Demos and Outtakes collection which I think is much better (though to be fair, Suitcase doesn't have demos of actually released songs.... right?)

encino morricone (majorairbro), Friday, 5 July 2024 10:07 (one week ago) link

the first suitcase has versions of “buzzards and dreadful crows” and “damn good mr jam” (the ones excerpted on “back to Saturn x”) and an incredible full band version of “spring tigers”. And a solo piano “wondering boy poet”.

brimstead, Friday, 5 July 2024 15:24 (one week ago) link

Having just heard "Jump" by Van Halen I've realized where the title of the following silly little song comes from.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-quhEvBzElk

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Sunday, 7 July 2024 13:38 (five days ago) link

I think my favorite song title of his is “the who vs porky the pig”

calstars, Sunday, 7 July 2024 13:45 (five days ago) link

Always liked "Much Better Mr. Buckles".

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Sunday, 7 July 2024 14:05 (five days ago) link

now that would be a poll— best gbv song title

butt dumb tight my boners got boners (the table is the table), Monday, 8 July 2024 01:43 (four days ago) link

otm

mookieproof, Monday, 8 July 2024 02:11 (four days ago) link


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