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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 6, 1949.

On December 6, 1949, Huddie William Ledbetter aka Lead Belly died aged 61. He was musician (guitar, piano, mandolin, harmonica, violin, windjammer), regarded as one of the pioneers of the blues and folk music. His songs covered a wide range of genres including folk, blues, and gospel, some of them like “Goodnight, Irene”, “Midnight Special”, “Cotton Fields”, and “Boll Weevil” became standards, and influenced generations of musicians. In 1988, Lead Belly was posthumously inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2008 in the “Louisiana Music Hall of Fame”.