Mag Earwhig!

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Mag Earwhig!
Mag Earwhig!.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 20, 1997
Recorded1997
609, Cleveland, OH; Cro-Magnon, Dayton, OH; Refraze, Dayton, OH
GenreRock
Length45:52
LabelMatador
Producer"Everyone involved"[1]
John Croslin (Tracks 8, 18)
Guided by Voices chronology
Tonics and Twisted Chasers
(1996)
Mag Earwhig!
(1997)
Do the Collapse
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media(8.0/10)[3]

Mag Earwhig! is a 1997 album release by indie rock band Guided by Voices. Following the dissolution of the group's "classic" lineup, band-leader Robert Pollard recruited Cleveland group Cobra Verde as his backing band, while retaining the Guided by Voices name. Most of Mag Earwhig! was recorded in a professional studio in Cleveland by the new lineup and marked a departure from band's trademark lo-fi sound, although additional songs were subsequently recorded in Dayton, and former members played on several tracks.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Robert Pollard unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Can't Hear the Revolution" – 1:36
  2. "Sad If I Lost It" – 3:10
  3. "I Am a Tree" (Doug Gillard) – 4:40
  4. "The Old Grunt" – 1:28
  5. "Bulldog Skin" – 2:59
  6. "Are You Faster?" (Jim Pollard, R. Pollard, Tobin Sprout) – 1:13
  7. "I Am Produced" (R. Pollard, Sprout) – 1:06
  8. "Knock 'Em Flyin'" – 1:52
  9. "Not Behind the Fighter Jet" – 2:13
  10. "Choking Tara" – 1:24
  11. "Hollow Cheek" – :32
  12. "Portable Men's Society" – 4:16
  13. "Little Lines" – 2:02
  14. "Learning to Hunt" – 2:24
  15. "The Finest Joke Is Upon Us" – 3:08
  16. "Mag Earwhig!" – :39
  17. "Now to War" – 2:44
  18. "Jane of the Waking Universe" – 2:25
  19. "The Colossus Crawls West" – 2:13
  20. "Mute Superstar" – 1:24
  21. "Bomb in the Bee-Hive" – 2:03

References[edit]

  1. ^ The inside cover of the CD sleeve states "Produced by everyone involved", but also clarifies that tracks 8 and 18 are produced by John Croslin.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  4. ^ Matador Records website's Guided by Voices biography. Archived 2008-05-18 at the Wayback Machine