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Guided by Voices: Let’s Go Eat the Factory

On January 24, 2012, “Fire Records” label released “Let’s Go Eat the Factory”, the 17th Guided by Voices album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Chief Runningmouth and The Soft Spoken Trout.


  • Robert Pollard – lead vocals, artwork
  • Tobin Sprout – vocals, guitar, illustrations
  • Mitch Mitchell – guitar
  • Greg Demos – bass
  • Kevin Fennell – drums
  • Jim Pollard – guitar, bass
  • Steve MacDougall – recording
  • Roger Seiby – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Pollard, except where noted.

  1. Laundry & Lasers
  2. The Head – Jim Pollard, Mitch Mitchell, Robert Pollard
  3. Doughnut for a Snowman
  4. Spiderfighter – Tobin Sprout
  5. Hang Mr. Kite
  6. God Loves Us – Jim Pollard, Mitch Mitchell, Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout
  7. The Unsinkable Fats Domino
  8. Who Invented the Sun – Tobin Sprout
  9. The Big Hat and Toy Show – Greg Demos, Jim Pollard, Robert Pollard
  10. Imperial Racehorsing
  11. How I Met My Mother
  12. Waves – Tobin Sprout
  13. My Europa
  14. Chocolate Boy
  15. The Things That Never Need – Tobin Sprout
  16. Either Nelson
  17. Cyclone Utilities (Remember Your Birthday) – Mitch Mitchell, Robert Pollard
  18. Old Bones – Tobin Sprout
  19. Go Rolling Home – Greg Demos, Robert Pollard
  20. The Room Taking Shape – Greg Demos, Robert Pollard
  21. We Won’t Apologize for the Human Race

On August 15, 1969.

On August 15, 1969, “Polydor” label released the self-titled, debut Fat Mattress album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Neil Landon, Noel Redding, Jimmy Leverton, and Eric Dillon.


  • Neil Landon– vocals
  • Noel Redding– guitar, vocals
  • Jimmy Leverton– bass, vocals, harpsichord, organ
  • Eric Dillon – drums, tuned percussion
  • Mitch Mitchell– drums, percussion
  • Chris Wood– flute
  • Jimi Hendrix– percussion
  • George Chkiantz– engineering
  • Paragon Publicity – sleeve design
  • Gered Mankowitz– photography
  • Adrian Morgan – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. All Night Drinker – Neil Landon, Jim Leverton
  2. I Don’t Mind – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  3. Bright New Way – Neil Landon, Jim Leverton
  4. Petrol Pump Assistant – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  5. Moonshine – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  6. Magic Forest – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  7. She Came in the Morning – Neil Landon
  8. Everything’s Blue – Noel Redding
  9. Walking Through a Garden – Noel Redding
  10. How Can I Live – Neil Landon, Noel Redding

On May 13, 2014.

On May 13, 2014, “Guided by Voices Inc.” label released “Cool Planet”, the 21st Guided by Voices album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Cyberteknics” in Dayton, Ohio, and was produced by Robert Pollard.


  • Robert Pollard – vocals, guitar, collages, layout, photography
  • Tobin Sprout – vocals, guitar, recording
  • Mitch Mitchell – guitar, recording
  • Greg Demons – bass
  • Kevin March – drums
  • Phil Mehaffey – recording, mastering
  • Joe Patterson – layout
  • AJB – lacquer cut

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Pollard, except where noted.

  1. Authoritarian Zoo
  2. Fast Crawl
  3. Psychotic Crush – Tobin Sprout
  4. Costume Makes the Man – Robertt Pollard, Greg Demos
  5. Hat of Flames
  6. These Doom
  7. Table at Fool’s Tooth
  8. All American Boy – Tobin Sprout
  9. You Get Every Game
  10. Pan Swimmer
  11. The Bone Church – Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell
  12. Bad Love Is Easy to Do
  13. The No Doubters
  14. Narrated by Paul – Tobin Sprout
  15. Cream of Lung
  16. Males of Wormwood Mars
  17. Ticket to Hide – Tobin Sprout
  18. Cool Planet

On February 18, 2014.

On February 18, 2014, “Guided by Voices Inc.” label released “Motivational Jumpsuit”, the 20th Guided by Voices album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Cyberteknics” in Dayton, Ohio, and in Leland, Michigan, and was produced by Robert Pollard, Mitch Mitchell, Tobin Sprout,


  • Robert Pollard – vocals, guitar, artwork, layout, photography
  • Mitch Mitchell – guitar, recording engineer
  • Tobin Sprout – guitar, recording engineer
  • Greg Demos – bass
  • Kevin Fennell – drums
  • Darrell Robbins, John Shough, Phil Mahaffey – recording engineer
  • Dave Davies – mastering
  • Joe Patterson – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Pollard, except where noted.

  1. Littlest League Possible
  2. Until Next Time
  3. Writer’s Bloc (Psycho All the Time)
  4. Child Activist
  5. Planet Score
  6. Jupiter Spin – Tobin Sprout
  7. Save the Company
  8. Go Without Packing
  9. Record Level Love – Tobin Sprout
  10. I Am Columbus
  11. Difficult Outburst and Breakthrough
  12. Calling Up Washington – Tobin Sprout
  13. Zero Elasticity
  14. A Bird With No Name
  15. Shine (Tomahawk Breath) – Tobin Sprout
  16. Vote For Me Dummy
  17. Some Things Are Big (And Some Things Are Small) – Tobin Sprout
  18. Bulletin Borders
  19. Evangeline Dandelion
  20. Alex and the Omegas



On May 12, 1967.

Are you experienced

On May 12, 1967, “Track” label released “Are You Experienced”, the debut Jimi Hendrix Experience studio album. It was recorded October 1966 – April 1967, at “De Lane Lea”, “CBS Studios” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Chas Chandler. In 2005, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Are You Experienced” at number fifteenth on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The same magazine ranked four album songs on its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”: “Purple Haze” at number 17, “Foxy Lady” at number 153, “Hey Joe” at number 201, and “The Wind Cries Mary” at number 379. “Mojo” magazine voted “Are You Experienced” as the greatest guitar album of all time.


  • Jimi Hendrix— vocals, guitars
  • Noel Redding— bass, backing vocals
  • Mitch Mitchell— drums, backing vocals
  • The Breakaways— backing vocals
  • Dave Siddle — engineer
  • Eddie Kramer— engineer
  • Mike Ross — engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimi Hendrix.

  1. Foxy Lady
  2. Manic Depression
  3. Red House
  4. Can You See Me
  5. Love or Confusion
  6. I Don’t Live Today
  7. May This Be Love
  8. Fire
  9. Third Stone From the Sun
  10. Remember
  11. Are You Experienced

On December 1, 1967.

Axis Bold as Love

On December 1, 1967, “Track Records” label released “Axis: Bold as Love”, the second Jimi Hendrix Experience album. “Axis: Bold as Love” was recorded from May to October 1967, at the “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Chas Chandler. Just before the album was finished, Hendrix left the master tapes in a taxi and as they were never found thus the A-side had to be mixed again.


  • Jimi Hendrix– vocals, electric guitar, piano, recorder
  • Noel Redding– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, foot stamping
  • Mitch Mitchell– drums, glockenspiel, backing vocals
  • Gary Leeds– foot stamping
  • Chas Chandler– foot stamping
  • Graham Nash– foot stamping
  • Trevor Burton– backing vocals
  • Roy Wood– backing vocals
  • David King, Roger Law – cover design, painted head
  • Donald Silverstein – photography (UK inner portrait)

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.

  1. EXP
  2. Up From the Skies
  3. Spanish Castle Magic
  4. Wait Until Tomorrow
  5. Ain’t No Telling
  6. Little Wing
  7. If 6 Was 9
  8. You Got me Floating
  9. Castles Made of Sand
  10. She’s So Fine – Noel Redding
  11. One Rainy Wish
  12. Little Miss Lover
  13. Bold as Love

On October 16, 1968.


On October 16, 1968, “Reprise” label released “Electric Ladyland”, the third and the final Jimi Hendrix Experience studio album. It was recorded July – December 1967, and January – August 1968, and was produced by Jimi Hendrix. The album featured cover of the Bob Dylan song, “All Along the Watchtower,” which became the Experience’s best selling single ever. Magazine “Rolling Stone‍ ” ranked “Electric Ladyland” at number 54 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.


  • Jimi Hendrix– lead vocals, guitar, piano, percussion, comb and tissue paper kazoo, electric harpsichord, bass
  • Noel Redding– lead and backing vocals, bass, acoustic guitar
  • Mitch Mitchell– lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion
  • Dave Mason– twelve string guitar, backing vocals
  • Al Kooper– piano
  • Steve Winwood– organ
  • Mike Finnigan– organ
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • Buddy Miles– drums
  • Brian Jones– percussion
  • Larry Faucette – congas
  • Freddie Smith – tenor saxophone
  • Chris Wood– flute
  • The Sweet Inspirations– backing vocals

Track listing

All tracks by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.

  1. And the Gods Made Love
  2. Have You Ever Been to (Electric Ladyland)
  3. Crosstown Traffic
  4. Voodoo Chile
  5. Little Miss Strange – Noel Redding
  6. Long Hot Summer Night
  7. Come On (Let the Good Times Roll) – Earl King
  8. Gypsy Eyes
  9. Burning of the Midnight Lamp
  10. Rainy Day, Dream Away
  11. 1983…(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)
  12. Moon, Turn the Tides…Gently Gently Away
  13. Still Raining, Still Dreaming
  14. House Burning Down
  15. All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan
  16. Voodoo Chile (slight return)