Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Demons and Painkillers

Whoda thought that the greatest American indie rock band of all time would also produce some of the best bsides of all time eh? Me. That's who. The band: the incomparably amazing Guided By Voices. Here are a selection of signs not deemed worthy of release on an album. May all other indie rockers cower in fear.

You can get more of this sort of thing on the band's utterly wonderful boxset Hardcore UFOs: Revelations, Epiphanies and Fast Food in the Western Hemisphere, along with literally hundreds of other timeless indie/psych/prog/rock/pop classics of under 2 minutes length. Enjoy!

Guided By Voices - (I'll Name You) The Flame that Cries
Guided By Voices - Dodging Invisible Rays
Guided By Voices - He's the Uncle
Guided By Voices - My Thoughts Are a Gas
Guided By Voices - Postal Blowfish
Guided By Voices - The Ascended Master's Grogshop
Guided By Voices - The Key Losers
Guided By Voices - Unleashed! The Large Hearted Boy


Blogger pplist said...

Fabulous stuff by one of the all-time great bands. Thanks!

12:42 am, March 21, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once I "got" Guided By Voices, I went through a period of rounding up all the 45's/Ep's I could find on my limited budget. Thank goodness for the great Newbury Comics stores! What kept me digging were the number of top rate songs that were as you put it not on albums.

There's some really interesting psychological work to be done in figuring out why Bob Pollard would intentionally make his albums less "enjoyable" and release such great songs in obscure places. I know that he has stated his own reasons for this, but he is a storyteller and a believer and practioner in "rock myth" so I don't think he's really getting at the deeper truth.

Wow, heavy stuff just to say, thanks for posting this.

Bruce K.

12:49 pm, March 21, 2007  
Anonymous mattman007us@yahoo.com said...

Would anyone have "Stifled Man Casino"? Or do you know where I can find it? Im desperate for it.


7:08 pm, March 21, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's a tremendous version of Unleashed: The Large-Hearted Boy

as for Stifled Man Casino, you can still buy both AIrport 5 records

love, wintersox

1:55 am, March 22, 2007  
Blogger Provident 360 said...

In my opinion, UFOs in the Bible are angles and are referred to as a cloud, fire, star, etc.

6:04 pm, March 23, 2007  

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