Friday, September 22, 2006
Stand Up Children, It's Time For GBV!
Not nearly. Starting in 1984 and breaking up in 2004, Guided By Voices has been an influential and integral part of the independant music scene for generations now, shitting out many many records, generally with over 20 songs on them. The two main members of the band that always remained constant were Tobin Sprout and Robert Pollard. While they tend to be inconsistent, they have 5 CD's that are amazing the whole way through. These are; Bee Thousands, Alien Lanes, Hold on Hope EP, Propellor, and Under the Bushes Under the Stars. Ironically that's less than half of all of their music.
Guided By Voices-Alien Lanes-Blimps Go 90
Guided By Voices-Alien Lanes-My Valuable Hunting Knife
Guided By Voices-Hold On Hope EP-Fly Into Ashes
Guided By Voices-Hold On Hope EP-Tropical Robots
Guided By Voices-Hold On Hope EP-A Crick Uphill
Guided By Voices-Hold On Hope EP-Hold On Hope
Guided By Voices-Propellor-On The Tundra
Guided By Voices-Under The Bushes Under The Stars-The Official Ironmen Rally Song
The band had a small breakup in the late '90's, and Robert Pollard at that point started a Solo carreer. I've posted an example of his solo work below.
Robert Pollard-From A Compound Eye-Dancing Girls and Dancing Men