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Guided by Voices: Zeppelin over China

On February 1, 2019, “Rockathon” label released “Zeppelin over China”, the 27th Guided by Voices studio album. It was recorded in 2018, at “Magic Door” in New Jersey, “Serious Business Records” in New York City, “Stillwater Lodge” in Dayton, Ohio, and was produced by Travis Harrison.

Personnel:

  • Robert Pollard – vocals
  • Doug Gillard – guitar, horn arrangements
  • Bobby Bare Jr. – guitar
  • Mark Shue – bass guitar
  • Kevin March – drums
  • Travis Harrison – engineer, vocal engineer, mastering, mixing
  • Ray Ketchem – engineer
  • Joe Patterson – art administration, layout
  • Robert Pollard – art administration, layout
  • Vince Williams – art administration

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Pollard.

  1. Good Morning Sir
  2. Step of the Wave
  3. Carapace
  4. Send in the Suicide Squad
  5. Blurring the Contacts
  6. Your Lights are Out
  7. Windshield Wiper Rex
  8. Holy Rhythm
  9. Jack Tell
  10. Bellicose Starling
  11. Wrong Turn On
  12. Charmless Peters
  13. The Rally Boys
  14. Think. Be a Man
  15. Jam Warsong
  16. You Own the Night
  17. Everything’s Thrilling
  18. Nice About You
  19. Einstein’s Angel
  20. The Hearing Department
  21. Question of the Test
  22. No Point

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.

Personnel:

  • 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 February 20, 2020.

On February 20, 2020, “Guided By Voices Inc.” label released “Surrender Your Poppy Field”, the 30th Guided By Voices album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Serious Business Music” and “Magic Door”, and was produced by Travis Harrison.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Bare Jr. – vocals, guitar
  • Robert Pollard – vocals, guitar, art direction, layout
  • Doug Gillard – vocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drums, percussion, melodica, arranger
  • Mark Shue – bass
  • Kevin March – drums
  • Abby Shue – vocal
  • Travis Harrison – recording
  • Ray Ketchem – additional recording
  • Jamal Ruhe – mastering
  • Jeff Powell – mastering
  • Joe Patterson – art direction, layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Pollard.

  1. Year of the Hard Hitter
  2. Volcano
  3. Queen Parking Lot
  4. Arthur Has Business Elsewhere
  5. Cul De Sac Kids
  6. Cat Beats a Drum
  7. Windjammer
  8. Steely Dodger
  9. Stone Cold Moron
  10. Physician
  11. Man Called Blunder
  12. Woah Nelly
  13. Andre the hawk
  14. Always Gone
  15. Next Sea Level

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.

Personnel:

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

Personnel:

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

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.

Personnel:

  • 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,

Personnel:

  • 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 April 4, 1995.

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On April 4, 1995, “Matador” label released “Alien Lanes”, the eight Guided by Voices album. It was  recorded in 1995 and was produced by Mr. Japan at Collider X-L.

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Pollard, except where noted.

  1. A Salty Salute – Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout
  2. Evil Speakers
  3. Watch Me Jumpstart
  4. They’re Not Witches – Greg Demos, Jim Pollard, Robert Pollard
  5. As We Go Up, We Go Down
  6. (I Wanna Be a) Dumbcharger
  7. Game of Pricks
  8. The Ugly Vision
  9. A Good Flying Bird – Tobin Sprout
  10. Cigarette Tricks – Greg Demos, Jim Pollard, Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout
  11. Pimple Zoo
  12. Big Chief Chinese Restaurant – Jim Pollard, Robert Pollard
  13. Closer You Are
  14. Auditorium – Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout
  15. Motor Away – Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout
  16. Hit
  17. My Valuable Hunting Knife
  18. Gold Hick
  19. King and Caroline – Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout
  20. Striped White Jets
  21. Ex-Supermodel – Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout
  22. Blimps Go 90
  23. Strawdogs – Tobin Sprout
  24. Chicken Blows
  25. Little Whirl – Tobin Sprout
  26. My Son Cool
  27. Always Crush Me
  28. Alright