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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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Guided By Voices: Classic or Dud?

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Tuesday, 10 December 2002 05:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

has that got anything to do with your ultimate gayness?

chk chk chk, Tuesday, 10 December 2002 16:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yer not a very good troll.

doom-e, Tuesday, 10 December 2002 16:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

the brides have hit glass

kamerad, Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

but did they record it on cassette?

calstars, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 01:53 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

dlp9001, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 03:56 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

billstevejim, Thursday, 2 February 2012 19:33 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

calstars, Friday, 16 November 2012 16:35 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

Agree. Dude's playing is particularly lifeless and rote.

calstars, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:37 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah but at least he is not a girl
lol

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, there is quite a bit of this subject on this thread too. I saw them like quite a few times including when they first was starting to tour when Pollard was still teaching. Being from Dayton, playing in Bloomington and Indianapolis was one of their main places to regularly gig. The first few times were fun as heck, but the last time I saw them, which was after the old touring band was gone and probably their biggest show in like 1999 was kinda sad. Have not seen them live or listened to any of their newer albums much since.

Why in the name of all that is holy do people like Guided by Voices?

earlnash, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 23:02 (one year ago) Permalink

I wonder if Pollard has another gear to shift to; the dude is sixty... is he going to keep being a stooge or is their something more reflective on the horizon?

bodacious ignoramus, Thursday, 13 July 2017 09:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Even if there is something more reflective coming down the pike what are the chances it actually gets noticed in his endless barrage of releases?

DavidLeeRoth, Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:15 (one year ago) Permalink

He's done reflective before but, as you say, it was hard to spot among the torrent, too much hard work anyway.

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:37 (one year ago) Permalink

lol matos really Kool aid mans into that thread with some hot takes

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:28 (one year ago) Permalink

"Kool aid mans" is my new favorite verb

calstars, Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Totally! I implore y'all to know what I mean next time I type KAM

or at night (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:45 (one year ago) Permalink

I'mma kool aid man into a random bar thread this weekend

calstars, Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:53 (one year ago) Permalink

That's wonderful

calstars, Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:01 (one year ago) Permalink

wrt to new GBV, I've kinda decided it's not worth the effort to keep up. feel like there's a lot of stuff i want to listen to and if I'm in the mood for GBV I'd rather just pull out Propeller or Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes, etc...

When they first reunited, I made this playlist taking the first five new albums and grabbing the tracks I thought were good into one playlist. it's not bad i think....I listened to a bit of the new one sounded pretty boring...

https://open.spotify.com/user/matthelgeson/playlist/6pNdtcAVo6SVin1hcF594M

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Is the GBV song database website still around ? I remember even by 2000 or so the volume of content was massive.

calstars, Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Www.gbvdb.com

Don't know how up to date it is, but it's got 2600 songs overall now.

Jeff, Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:26 (one year ago) Permalink

my favourite GBV of the new era was a Toby song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BmnM6wwyhU

Shanty Brunch (stevie), Thursday, 13 July 2017 15:30 (one year ago) Permalink

my favorite GBV of the old era are mostly Toby songs

Evan, Thursday, 13 July 2017 16:45 (one year ago) Permalink

A sparkled shiny diner is a home for wayward minor

calstars, Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:00 (one year ago) Permalink

I thought August by Cake was pretty good - certainly an improvement over the one before it. And I guess there's already another new one on the way.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Thursday, 13 July 2017 19:09 (one year ago) Permalink

whenever bob settles into uncle zim triplicate mode it will be fierce. wonder who he'd cover

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 13 July 2017 19:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Pollard hasn't really written 2,600 songs - he's started writing 2,600 songs and only actually finished a fraction of 'em.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 13 July 2017 19:32 (one year ago) Permalink

OTM, so many of them are lacking a middle eight!!!

or at night (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 13 July 2017 19:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Funny this came up but I've been trying to listen to some of those Pollard solo albums where Todd Tobias plays all the instruments and Bob just sings (sometimes in tune) over the top of them, Jesus but a lot of that stuff is just godawful.

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 July 2017 19:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Circus Devils is definitely the band I've listened to the most records by that I don't like at all.

cwkiii, Friday, 14 July 2017 02:27 (one year ago) Permalink

And I think August by Cake is just OK but the Mark Shue-penned songs are really good!

cwkiii, Friday, 14 July 2017 02:30 (one year ago) Permalink

Lexo -- Myst King urth

bodacious ignoramus, Friday, 14 July 2017 04:58 (one year ago) Permalink

August By Cake was just baffling to me. Like, listening to it I honestly couldn't believe that this was once my favourite band.

Shanty Brunch (stevie), Friday, 14 July 2017 11:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Thread revive coincided with me revisiting Propeller for the first time in a while - it's such a great album but you can easily imagine a world where Pollard really does give up on music afterwards, then 20 years later the album gets rediscovered as a lost classic and reissued by Captured Tracks or someone. Also I love how it works as a bridge between the often reasonably professional '80s records and the full-on lo-fi era.

Gavin, Leeds, Friday, 14 July 2017 12:41 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

this song isn't bad at all ~

https://www.stereogum.com/1974787/guided-by-voices-space-gun/music/

if there is ever a revival of appreciation for bob pollard someday i will enjoy the hell out of it

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 9 December 2017 20:23 (seven months ago) Permalink

new album is best since before the reunion imo

"Taste's very strange!" (stevie), Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

Sounds like same old same old to me tbh.

Action of Boyle Man Prompts Visitor to Stay (Tom D.), Sunday, 10 December 2017 14:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

Reggie what do you mean? You will enjoy it more if other people start enjoying it?

Bob is classic all-time, could GAF about "revival"

Hadrian VIII, Sunday, 10 December 2017 17:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

Sounds like same old same old to me tbh.

Yeah, didn’t mind, but was not compelled to do other than listen to old favorites in the future.

Anne Git Yorgun (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 10 December 2017 17:23 (seven months ago) Permalink

i will enjoy the eventual revival, hadrian -- the 'bob pollard rules' thread that ramifies props for the human jukebox of dayton OH

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 10 December 2017 18:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Space Gun is sounding really good - not just the songs but the production, too. And I haven't particularly cared for the other reunion records I've heard.

Simon H., Friday, 23 March 2018 12:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Having obsessively listened to almost every minute of music they recorded prior to their initial breakup, I should probably get around to hearing to at least one or more minutes of the material they've recorded since then.

Toilet Paper Tube Bracelets -- Super Hero Themed? (Old Lunch), Friday, 23 March 2018 12:35 (three months ago) Permalink

I only noticed this new one because "That's Good" was on my Release Radar playlist this week and I noticed it had actual production and melody and stuff (and strings!)

Simon H., Friday, 23 March 2018 12:37 (three months ago) Permalink

big fan of "ark technician"

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 23 March 2018 13:44 (three months ago) Permalink

"ark technician"

glad to know pollard's GBV Song Title Generator is still intact

fact checking cuz, Friday, 23 March 2018 18:13 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I should probably get around to hearing to at least one or more minutes of the material they've recorded since then.

If you are stretched for time, I'd jump straight to How Do You Spell Heaven and the new one, both are so good and better than any of the other "reunion" albums to my ears. This current band is such a good fit for the songs he's writing now.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 12 April 2018 21:45 (three months ago) Permalink

/"ark technician"/

glad to know pollard's GBV Song Title Generator is still intact

Lol

Made in the Shadow Blaster (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 12 April 2018 22:08 (three months ago) Permalink

is "overloaded" his best individual song since the reformation? it's the only one I've found that would be a highlight on the classic records

ciderpress, Thursday, 12 April 2018 23:23 (three months ago) Permalink

ah, it's written by Kevin March apparently, not Pollard

ciderpress, Thursday, 12 April 2018 23:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Love "Overloaded," which temporarily got me checking out the newer GbV records (which, unfortunately, I've mostly found to be a slog). Didn't know it wasn't a Pollard composition.

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Friday, 13 April 2018 00:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Hold on, so the best song is written by the drummer? Yeahhhhhh, think I'll pass guys.

Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Friday, 13 April 2018 01:05 (three months ago) Permalink

there's some good pollard ones but they're much sparser than the original run

ciderpress, Friday, 13 April 2018 01:06 (three months ago) Permalink

My favorite post-reunion Bob songs:

Imperial Racehorsing
Billy Wire
Jon the Croc
Mobility (this one is actually a Ricked Wicky song but it's great so I need to mention it)

I think overall I've just completely lost the patience required to absorb all of his stuff. I'm sure there's more good stuff on these records but it's been buried much deeper in shit lately.

cwkiii, Saturday, 14 April 2018 00:54 (three months ago) Permalink

He has also given us this which on the one hand is pretty funny but on the other hand is a live document of Bob surrounded by his weird army of sycophants so...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olTGp89WF0k

cwkiii, Saturday, 14 April 2018 01:06 (three months ago) Permalink

oh "she hides in black" is another good one but i think it's on a solo pollard

maybe someday i'll have the patience do a full survey of this stuff, i'm sure there's a dozen earworms i'm missing

ciderpress, Saturday, 14 April 2018 03:14 (three months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Space Gun is sounding really good - not just the songs but the production, too. And I haven't particularly cared for the other reunion records I've heard.

― Simon H., Friday, March 23, 2018 7:23 AM (three months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is really good! def digging it more than anything i've heard in years

Also...Bobby Bare Jr is this band now?? weird

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:08 (one week ago) Permalink


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