On December 14, 1989.

On December 14, 1989, “Fading Captain Series” and “Luna” labels released “Speak Kindly of Your Volunteer Fire Department”, an album by Robert Pollard and Doug Gillard. It was recorded in 1989, at “Cro-Magnon Studios”, in Dayton, Ohio.


  • Doug Gillard – various instruments, engineer
  • Robert Pollard – vocals
  • John Shough – engineer
  • Jeff Graham – mastering
  • Nick Kizirnis – design
  • Kuda Labranch – photo collages
  • Matt Davis – photography


All tracks by Robert Pollard, except where noted.

  1. Frequent Weaver Who Burns
  2. Soul Train College Policeman
  3. Pop Zeus – Robert Pollard, Doug Gillard
  4. Slick as Snails
  5. Do Something Real
  6. Port Authority – Robert Pollard, Doug Gillard
  7. Soft Smoke
  8. Same Things
  9. And I Don’t (So Now I Do)
  10. Tight Globes
  11. I Get Rid of You
  12. Life Is Beautiful
  13. Messiahs – Robert Pollard, Doug Gillard
  14. Larger Massachusetts – Robert Pollard, Doug Gillard
  15. And My Unit Moves

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