Isolation Drills is the twelfth album by Dayton, Ohio indie rock group Guided by Voices. It was their second and final LP released under TVT Records, the album was their first to chart on the Billboard 200, peaking at number 168. Skills Like This was featured on the ESPN Ultimate X Soundtrack compilation album, glad Girls was nominated for the High Times Pot Song of the Year award. The album notably features instrumental contributions from Elliott Smith, chasing Heather Crazy was named the 319th best song of the decade by Pitchfork Media. In 2014, the album was ranked No.92 on PopMatters list of the Best Albums of the 00s, all songs written by Robert Pollard
Bobby Bare Jr.
Robert Joseph Bobby Bare Jr. is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Bare was born in Nashville, the son of singer Jeannie Bare and country musician Bobby Bare and his parents met in 1963, when his father hired Bares mother to join his act as a singer. Bares mother, was a shopkeeper in Nashville, Bare has a younger brother, and a younger sister, Angela. His older sister Cari Jean died suddenly at age 15 from complications after surgery, Bare grew up in Hendersonville, Tennessee, a half an hour northeast of Nashville, where his family lived next door to Tammy Wynette and George Jones. He has a degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee, Bare has three children, daughter Isabella Bare, son Beckham Bare and son Shelby Booker Bare. In 1974, when Bobby was only eight, he and his father were both nominated for a Grammy for the song Daddy What If, which was written by Shel Silverstein. Bares daughter Isabella did a version of the song, which was featured on Twistable Turnable Man and he and his siblings appeared on the TV show Hee Haw when he was a kid, to provide the witch scream on Bobby Bare, Sr.
s song Marie Laveaux. He began playing guitar and songwriting, and started as a musician when he was about 30. Bare has said that he is someone who avoided working a job at any cost. He worked as a member of the crew and as a light technician. Once he started writing and performing, he was offered contracts with Immortal Records, in the 1990s, he led the roots rock outfit Bare, Jr. which was signed to Immortal Records, at that time the home of Korn and Incubus. They released two major label records, 1998s Boo-Tay and 2000s Brainwasher and they have released three studio albums, an EP, and a live album. His CD, Storm — A Tree — My Mother’s Head, was self-released through Bares licensing company,30 Tigers/Naked Albino Recordings, the title of the record was inspired by a January 2008 storm in Nashville that injured his mother. Mom was sitting on the couch, the last day of January in 2008, and a big branch broke off halfway up the tree. It fell on the house, and literally split the house in two and landed exactly on top of her, another song on the record, The Sky Is The Ground, is about a bicycle accident his son had when he was two.
Bare regularly performs in concerts, often accompanied by the vocals of singer Carey Kotsionis. Shame on Me, a 2-song 7-inch vinyl record will be released by Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records in early 2014, spring 2014 will see the release of new record on Bloodshot Records called Undefeated, and will feature a full band. The first single off the record, The Big Time, was released as a preview before the official April 15 record launch, Bare recorded the album with Mark Nevers and Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell
Doug Gillard is a New York City-based guitarist and songwriter, originally from Ohio. He has been a member of indie pop and punk bands, most notably Guided by Voices, Nada Surf. Doug Gillard was born in Sandusky and his parents were from Colorado, where his father helped construct missile silos, and his mother was a teachers aide. Gillard grew up on a farm in rural Northeast Ohio, in the town of Huron, by age five, Gillard was writing songs, which he recorded on a reel-to-reel tape machine to be mailed by his family to his older sister who lived in Germany. Gillard moved to Cleveland after graduating high school, beginning in high school, Gillard began performing with Ohio punk bands such as Suspect Device, Childrens Crusade, and Starvation Army. In the 1980s, Gillard was a member of the Ohio-based band Death of Samantha, after the breakup of Death of Samantha, Gillard became one of the original members of John Petkovics 1990s band Cobra Verde. Robert Pollard, who had been a fan of Gillards since his Death of Samantha days, on July 25,2016, it was announced Gillard rejoined Guided by Voices.
In the early 1990s, Gillard launched Gem, his own band, gems debut album, was recorded in 1994 and released on Restless Records in 1995. Trouser Press called Hexed a tuneful rush of smart, according to Trouser Press, Gillards contributions stood out as crafty, with the woolly and weird chant of Sheep, the bracing T. Rex borrowings of Your Heroes Hate You and the pun of Only a Loan. In 2001, Gem reunited to release album, Sunglare Serenades. Gillard was one of the members of Bambi Kino, a band formed in the summer of 2009 in anticipation of 2010s fiftieth anniversary of the first Beatles concerts in Hamburg. The band included Nada Surf drummer Ira Elliot, Mark Rozzo, the group covered songs from the formative 1960–1963 pre-celebrity era of The Beatles in Hamburg and at the Cavern Club. The band took its name from the Bambi Kino, a movie theater in Hamburg where the Beatles lived in a storeroom behind the screen. Working with Hamburg-based Tapete Records, the band debuted with a concert in 2010 at the Indra Club in Hamburg, a live recording of that concert was released in 2011 on Tapete, as the groups self-titled debut album.
The record was praised by AllMusics James Allen for its authentically scrappy Merseybeat style, the group has remained active, and in May 2014, Bambi Kino played at a benefit concert at Brooklyns Bell House. In 2012, Gillard joined the band Nada Surf, which had formed in 1992 by Matthew Caws. The line-up of Caws, drummer Ira Elliot, the music magazine Blurt, in 2014, quoted Death of Samanthas John Petkovic assessing Gillards limited name recognition as a solo artist, Doug deserves more attention, no doubt
Let's Go Eat the Factory
Lets Go Eat the Factory is the 16th album by Dayton, Ohio rock group Guided by Voices. The album is the first since their 2004 dissolution, and the first to feature the classic lineup since 1996s Under the Bushes Under the Stars. The album was produced by the band and recorded at the homes of members Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, as with previous albums, it features the bands famously lo-fi 4-track sound as well as more modern production. It is the first Guided by Voices album to be released under the Guided by Voices, the album debuted at #17 on Billboards Top Heatseekers chart and #24 on Billboards Tastemaker Albums chart. It eventually reached #8 on Heatseekers, #5 on Tastemaker Albums, all tracks written by Robert Pollard, except where noted
The Breeders are an American alternative rock band formed in 1989 by Kim Deal of the Pixies and Tanya Donelly of Throwing Muses. The band has experienced a number of changes, Kim Deal has been the bands sole continual member. Their first album, though not commercially successful, received critical acclaim. The Breeders most successful album, Last Splash, is best known for the hit single Cannonball, as neither band had plans in the immediate future, Deal discussed possible side projects with Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donelly. They recruited Carrie Bradley and vocalist in Boston band Eds Redeeming Qualities, Tracks on the demo tape included early versions of Lime House and Only in 3s. They were not called the Breeders at this point, but were billed as Boston Girl Super-Group, the band sent the tape to the English independent record label 4AD because both the Pixies and Throwing Muses were signed to the label. Upon hearing the tape, 4AD head Ivo Watts-Russell remarked This is absolutely magical, the name Breeders had previously been used for a band Kim Deal led with her twin sister Kelley.
4AD gave Kim and Tanya a budget of $11,000 to make an album, Kim asked The Perfect Disasters Josephine Wiggs to play bass. The two had first met when Perfect Disaster supported the Pixies in London in 1988, Kim asked Steve Albini, who had worked on the Pixies 1988 album Surfer Rosa, to record the album. The Breeders were without a drummer, so Albini suggested Britt Walford of Slint, Walford agreed to play on the album under the pseudonym Shannon Doughton. A week of rehearsal took place at Wiggss house in Bedfordshire and they used the remaining time to record a Peel Session, and a video for Hellbound. Returning to London, they played two shows, the time that this line up ever appeared onstage together. I wish Kim was allowed to more songs for the Pixies, because Gigantic is the best Pixies song. In July 2007, in a chat forum interview, Pods engineer Steve Albini revealed that he considered the album to be amongst his best works, kurt Cobain listed Pod as one of the top 50 albums he thought were most influential to Nirvanas sound in his journal in 1993.
Following Pod, the members of the Breeders returned to their original bands, the Pixies released Bossanova in 1990 and Trompe le Monde in 1991, but by the end of 1991 were becoming less active. Deal, with time off from the Pixies, visited Wiggs in Brighton, the other three tracks on what became the Safari EP were recorded in New York with Britt Walford and Tanya Donelly, who was by planning to form Belly. Kim asked her sister Kelley Deal to take over on guitar, even though, the Pixies became inactive in mid-1992, at which time drummer Jim Macpherson was recruited and the Breeders became a full-time band, opening for Nirvana on their 1992 European tour. In January 1993, the Breeders went to Coast Recorders in San Francisco to record their second album, Last Splash appeared in August 1993 to widespread acclaim and commercial success
Album, is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century, first as books of individual 78rpm records, vinyl LPs are still issued, though in the 21st century album sales have mostly focused on compact disc and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used from the late 1970s through to the 1990s alongside vinyl, an album may be recorded in a recording studio, in a concert venue, at home, in the field, or a mix of places. Recording may take a few hours to years to complete, usually in several takes with different parts recorded separately. Recordings that are done in one take without overdubbing are termed live, the majority of studio recordings contain an abundance of editing, sound effects, voice adjustments, etc. With modern recording technology, musicians can be recorded in separate rooms or at times while listening to the other parts using headphones. Album covers and liner notes are used, and sometimes additional information is provided, such as analysis of the recording, the term album was applied to a collection of various items housed in a book format.
In musical usage the word was used for collections of pieces of printed music from the early nineteenth century. Later, collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums, the LP record, or 33 1⁄3 rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a gramophone record format introduced by Columbia Records in 1948. It was adopted by the industry as a standard format for the album. Apart from relatively minor refinements and the important addition of stereophonic sound capability, the term album had been carried forward from the early nineteenth century when it had been used for collections of short pieces of music. Later, collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums, as part of a trend of shifting sales in the music industry, some commenters have declared that the early 21st century experienced the death of the album. Sometimes shorter albums are referred to as mini-albums or EPs, Albums such as Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield, and Yess Close to the Edge, include fewer than four tracks.
There are no rules against artists such as Pinhead Gunpowder referring to their own releases under thirty minutes as albums. These are known as box sets, material is stored on an album in sections termed tracks, normally 11 or 12 tracks. A music track is a song or instrumental recording. The term is associated with popular music where separate tracks are known as album tracks. When vinyl records were the medium for audio recordings a track could be identified visually from the grooves
Universal Truths and Cycles
Universal Truths and Cycles is the thirteenth album by Dayton, Ohio indie rock group Guided by Voices. After releasing their previous two albums on TVT Records, Guided by Voices returned to Matador Records and this was the highest charting Guided by Voices album at the time of release. It peaked at #160 on the Billboard Top 200, #10 on the Independent Albums list, all songs written by Robert Pollard. Christmas Card –2,04 In the television series The IT Crowd episode Red Door, Roy hides stolen computer equipment under a Universal Truths, there is a poster of the same on a wall in Roy and Maurices office. In the television series The Wire Nick Sobotka has a Universal Truths, Guided by Voices performed Everywhere With Helicopter live on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn on June 17,2002
Propeller (Guided by Voices album)
Propeller is the fifth album by Dayton, Ohio indie rock group Guided by Voices. Songs are frequently punctuated by unexpected blasts of noise, awkward tape edits, sped-up or slowed-down vocal or instrumental parts, an interesting result of this technique is the intro to the albums opening track, Over the Neptune/Mesh Gear Fox. What appears to be the sound of a taking the stage before a throng of thousands of fans chanting G-B-V. G-B-V. was actually created by Guided by Voices in the studio, the inclusion of this clip ensured the canonization of the G-B-V. Chant, heard at essentially every Guided by Voices concert thereafter, the cover art contributed to the albums legend. Initially self-released only in a vinyl run of 500, each copy of the album received a unique. The album was first given a release by Scat Records when it was appended to the CD version of GbVs 1993 album Vampire on Titus. Later, both albums were given a standalone CD release, in 2005, a new, non-limited and non-handmade vinyl edition was released, along with an updated CD version using a reproduction of a selection the original covers.
A gallery of original Propeller covers can be seen at the Guided by Voices database, the eleventh song on Propeller Back to Saturn X Radio Report is a collage of many songs Guided By Voices had recorded at the point of the release of the album. Most of the songs were going to appear on an album called Back to Saturn X that was scrapped in favor of Propeller. All of them were released and they are and Dreadful Crows Sopor Joe Fantasy Creeps Back to Saturn X Mr. Japan Chicken Blows Damn Good, Mr. Jam Tractor Rape Chain Damn Good, Mr. Jam reprise. All songs written by Robert Pollard unless otherwise noted, over the Neptune/Mesh Gear Fox –5,41 Weedking –2,39 Particular Damaged –1,59 Quality of Armor –2,37 Metal Mothers –3,18 Lethargy –1,20 Unleashed