LoudSpeakers At InternmentCamp #016 – An Intro To Guided By Voices – (1986 – 1990) – #1 In The Series

by Raj on February 12, 2006

This is the first in a series of chronological explorations of one of the greatest bands ever: Guided By Voices. Robert Pollard IS the greatest living American songwriter in my opinion. The 48 year old former elementary school teacher has released more records than twice my age.

I’m going to make an attempt to step through his collection of thousands of songs and allow you to listen to how he has evolved from writing 90 second pop-filled ditties to much more mature and sophisticated pieces that demonstrates his enormous song-writing talent.

We’ll also note some of the contributing cast of characters of the revolving door that is GBV from Tobin Sprout to Doug Gillard.

Here’s a tracklist:

Guided By Voices – Let’s Ride – Forever Since Breakfast (1986)
Guided By Voices – The Other Place – Forever Since Breakfast (1986)
Guided By Voices – Old Battery – Devil Between My Toes (1987)
Guided By Voices – Cyclops – Devil Between My Toes (1987)
Guided By Voices – Hank’s Little Fingers – Devil Between My Toes (1987)
Guided By Voices – Captain’s Dead – Devil Between My Toes (1987)
Guided By Voices – A Visit To The Creep Doctor – Sandbox (1987)
Guided By Voices – Everyday – Sandbox (1987)
Guided By Voices – Barricade – Sandbox (1987)
Guided By Voices – The Future Is In Eggs – Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia (1989)
Guided By Voices – Trampoline – Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia (1989)
Guided By Voices – Short On Posters – Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia (1989)
Guided By Voices – The Hard Way – Same Place The Fly Got Smashed (1990)
Guided By Voices – Drinker’s Peace – Same Place The Fly Got Smashed (1990)

To play with iTunes:
1. Download iTunes version 6 and install it
2. Select Advanced, Subscribe to Podcast, and enter this into the dialog:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/internmentcamp/loudspeakers


LoudSpeakers At InternmentCamp.

Alternately, you can play the mp3 here.

  • mattereaterlad

    That’s a great idea. Hope you stick with it! It’ll be nice to have something to point to when turning people onto the greatest band since the Beatles.

  • Ryan Walker

    I love this idea- I was hoping someone might do a podcast of some of the best side project records Pollard did…there are so many of those.

  • Dominic Trolian

    This is great..Nice choice of tunes too. I’ll stay tuned. Robert Pollard is the narcotic of indie rock.

  • stimmenimitator

    I am just rediscovering GBV and now I am wondering how they sounded pre-Propeller. It is so great to get such a perfect introduction. Thanks!