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Guided By Voices

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Guided By Voices: The Robert Pollard interview

Interview by Phil McMullen, Ptolemaic Terrascope, September 1993

PT: WHAT DRIVES you? Is there some kind of creative force inside you just bursting to write new songs all the time? ...

Guided by Voices: Bee Thousand (Scat) ****

Review by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 11 August 1994

LATE IN Bee Thousand, Guided by Voices singer/songwriter Robert Pollard provides a skeleton key to his remarkable music. "I am a pharmacist, prescriptions I will ...

Guided By Voices: Alien Lanes (Matador OLE 123)

Review by Martin Aston, Q, July 1995

IN AMERICA, as the focus has shifted to the classifiably indie sound of scratchy basement pop, Guided By Voices find themselves in Pavement's commercial slipstream ...

Guided By Voices: Mag Earwhig! (Matador)

Review by Don Waller, L.A. Weekly, 19 June 1997

GUIDED BY Voices leader Bob Pollard is either an authentic American eccentric genius or the toppermost underachiever in pop music. Married, with two kids and ...

Guided By Voices: Do The Collapse (TVT)

Review by Andria Lisle, Ray Gun, August 1999

GUIDED BY VOICES’ Bob Pollard has reinvented his rock’n’roll vision, trading his home recording ethos for a slick pop sound. This aesthetic change reflects other ...

Guided By Voices: The Garage, London

Live Review by Tom Cox, The Guardian, 27 August 1999

Pithy, his psychedelia ...

Guided By Voices: Fleece & Firkin, Bristol

Live Review by Stevie Chick, New Musical Express, 30 October 1999

YOU KNOW the drill by now: 30-something schoolteacher, obsessed equally with The Beatles, The Who, and Budweiser, bashes out neo-psych nuggets with similarly wasted wastrels ...

Guided by Voices: Ale to the King

Interview by Tom Cox, The Guardian, 19 November 1999

He's 42, his main influences are The Beatles and Genesis, and he's still putting self-proclaimed rock'n'roll animals to shame. Tom Cox shared more than a ...

The Captain Never Fades: Guided By Voices Grows Sweeter with Time

Interview by Stevie Chick, The Stranger, 20 June 2002

ROBERT POLLARD HAS fronted slanted 'n' enchanted prog-punk bubblegum merchants Guided By Voices for two decades, and writing songs, he claims, "since I was eight ...

GBV's Abstract Expressionism

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, 5 July 2002

Putting the mystery back in rock ...

Guided By Voices: Half Smiles Of The Decomposed/Robert Pollard: Fiction Man

Review by Stevie Chick, MOJO, September 2004

"THIS IS THE ballad of Guided By Voices," reflected Robert Pollard poignantly on the band's 1996 semi-official bootleg Jellyfish Reflector, introducing 'Don't Stop Now', a ...

Fading Captain: Guided by Voices Head Into The Sunset

Interview by Stevie Chick, The Stranger, 11 November 2004

GEARING UP FOR what will be his last tour with the band that won him his unlikely fame, Robert Pollard is in a reflective mood. ...

Guided By Voices: Metro, Chicago

Live Review by Bob Mehr, MOJO, March 2005

TONGUE PLANTED only partly in cheek, Guided By Voices' leader Bob Pollard has dubbed his group's farewell tour "Mission Accomplished: The Electrifying Conclusion", and by ...

Robert Pollard: Last Call

Interview by Andria Lisle, Harp, March 2005

BY THE time you read this, Robert Pollard will have pulled the plug on Guided By Voices: The band's final concert occurred on New Year's ...

Guided By Voices: Don't give up the day job

Retrospective and Interview by Stevie Chick, The Guardian, 5 January 2012

Riven by addictions and family problems, Guided By Voices' late blooming was a double-edged sword. So why, after 15 years, has the classic lineup reunited? ...

see also Robert Pollard


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