Guided by Voices : a Brief History : Twenty-one Years of Hunting Accidents in the Forests of Rock And Roll (Paperback)

Author: Greer, Jim

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Guided by Voices was one of the most popular indie-rock bands of the 1990s. Critics internationally have lauded the band''s brain trust, Robert Pollard, as a once-in-a-generation artist. Pollard has been compared by "The New York Times" to Mozart, Rossini, and Paul McCartney (in the same sentence) and everyone from P. J. Harvey, Radiohead, R.E.M., the Strokes, and U2 has sung his praises and cited his music as an influence. But it all started rather prosaically when Pollard, a fourth-grade teacher in his early thirties from Dayton, Ohio, began recording songs with drinking buddies in his basement. James Greer, an acclaimed music writer and former "Spin" editor, enjoys a unique advantage in having played in the band for two years. This personal connection grants him unparalleled insight and complete access to the workings of Pollard''s muse.


Publisher Pgw
Mfg Part# 9780802170132
SKU 202015135
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0802170137
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
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Editors Note A former editor for Spin magazine pens this first-ever authorized band biography of one of the most influential indie-rock bands in history, one that has been praised by REM, U2, P.J. Harvey, the Strokes, and many other musicians. Original.
Annotation In the late 1980s Robert Pollard, a fourth-grade teacher, and his musician buddies recorded a series of lo-fi albums and EPs in a basement. They rarely played live, and their short, jangly, intentionally underproduced songs circulated mostly among friends and a handful of fans from the music underground. However some of those fans included the Pixies and R.E.M., and in 1994, with the release of the critically lauded BEE THOUSAND, Guided By Voices made the surprising leap from sonic experiment to independent darling. The band lineup went through countless permutations, with only Pollard as a constant, but it maintained a devotion to its idiosyncratic style until disbanding in 2005. James Greer, who played with the band for several years, has written a knowing and loving ode to his former band, with particular admiration for mastermind Pollard whose diverse aesthetics and prolific artistry led Guided By Voices to create over 900 songs.
Editors Note 2 Presents the authorized biography of one of the most influential "indie-rock" bands in history, one that has been praised by such musicians as REM, U2, P.J. Harvey, and the Strokes.
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Number of Pages 0319
Publisher Grove/Atlantic

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