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  Guided by Voices - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guided by Voices (often abbreviated as GBV) was an extremely prolific lo-fi/indie-rock band from Dayton, Ohio.
While Guided by Voices progressed over time from an aspiring bar band, to willfully scuzzy basement obscurantists, to a relatively professional riff-pop machine in the latter half of the 90s, the constants throughout were Pollard's seemingly instinctual grasp of the pop form, his digestion of reams of rock history, and his gift for melodic invention.
On November 9, 2004 Guided by Voices performed on the stage of Austin City Limits, broadcast by PBS on January 22, 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guided_By_Voices   (1510 words)

 Guided by Voices News
Former "Guided by Voices" front man Robert Pollard's first double-album is musically true to its title: it's looking in all directions.
Guided by Voices is no more, but the group's driving force, Robert Pollard, continues to deliver new music as casually as most of us breathe.
The two-hour mark in a Guided by Voices show was usually about the time you needed beer goggles to see the beauty in what was happening onstage - like 150-proof ringleader Robert Pollard and his equally...
www.topix.net /who/guided-by-voices   (733 words)

 The Greatest Band Of All Time
Guided by Voices bounced back strongly after being dropped by TVT, and signed to their old home Matador records who were more than ready to welcome GBV back into the fold.
Guided by Voices were truly legends, the best kind really, nas they were always legends in their own minds.
Guided by Voices had failed, but found a more satisfying success that, like all of the other Greatest Bands of All Times, was on their own terms.
www.urbanhonking.com /greatestband/archives/guided_by_voices/index.html   (8695 words)

 Guided by Voices: An Audio Augmented Reality System
"Guided by Voices" is an AR game developed to use our prototype infrastructure that allowed us to explore the unique issues involved in creating an engaging augmented reality audio environment.
The setting we chose for Guided by Voices is a medieval fantasy world where the player wanders through a soundscape of trolls, dragons, and wizards.
Narrator: Guided by Voices uses the narrator to reinforce the elements stemming from ambiance and effects.
www.gvu.gatech.edu /ccg/publications/icad2000-voices   (3775 words)

 Matador Records | Guided By Voices
GBV's triumphant CD/LP, 'Half Smiles Of The Decomposed' was released the monday before last, and we hope it is currently decomposing in your CD player at this very moment (courtesy of DisintegratingDisc technology).
Guided By Voices recently returned to Waterloo Studios (parts of Universal Truths and Cycles was recorded there) in Kent, Ohio to record songs for their next full length release.
Guided By Voices rang in New Years 2002 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, co-headlining with the Strokes in a event that could’ve been billed “Soul Returns To Harlem,” had the posters shown up in time.
www.matadorrecords.com /guided_by_voices   (3274 words)

 Matador Records | Guided By Voices Biography
The new Guided By Voices record, Universal Truths And Cycles, is being trumpeted by the band and assorted hangers-on as a “return to autonomy” but we have reason to believe that no one in the band can spell autonomy, even when drunk.
Since forming Guided By Voices in 1983, with the help of brother Jimmy and "manager for life" Pete Jamison (they both went in on a loan with Bob from the Dayton Public Schools Credit Union to finance their early records), Bob Pollard has recorded 10 GBV albums with 51 different lineups (see GBV family tree).
Though Bob had first met the band in 1994, while GBV and CV were touring together on the Scat Records Insects of Rock Tour, he had been a longtime fan of their previous band, Death of Samantha.
www.matadorrecords.com /guided_by_voices/biography.html   (2779 words)

 Guided By Voices, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
Guided by Voices didn't become a full-fledged band until guitarist Tobin Sprout and bassist Dan Toohey joined the group in 1985.
Guided by Voices released their first full-length album, Devil Between My Toes, on their own G Records in 1987; it was followed several months later by Sandbox, which appeared on Halo.
Guided by Voices added Mitch Mitchell (rhythm guitar) and Kevin Fennell (drums) around the time of Propeller (1992), which was released on Rockathon Records.
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 Splendid E-zine reviews: Guided By Voices
There’s not a whole lot left to be said about the musical monolith that is Dayton, Ohio’s Guided by Voices.
Now, at the dawn of the 21st century, Pollard & Co. are ready take their place among the rock pantheon as they unleash their 12th studio record on the musical world at large.
With Rob Schnapf at the production helm, the group has created an album filled not only with the timeless pop hooks you have come to expect but with the anthemic swagger that is the hallmark of many of the great rock recordings of the last 30 years.
www.splendidezine.com /reviews/mar-19-01/guided.html   (622 words)

 TWAS 13: Guided by Voices
The muted, distorted voices on the long near-instrumental "Portrait Destroyed by Fire" are disconcerting, as is the fact that there are several dark instrumental snippets on the album in the first place.
The central energizing tension in Guided by Voices music, at least in my opinion, comes from the way they mix an apparent sonic indifference (though I'm becoming more and more convinced that this is carefully cultivated) with enthusiastically complicated and polished melodies.
GbV songs are frequently concise, even some of the great ones, but they nearly always seem developed to some logical point; even if that point is just one verse and 32 seconds, it's usually a tight verse.
www.furia.com /twas/twas0013.html   (4299 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Bands and Artists: G: Guided by Voices
Guided By Robert Pollard - An alternative to the official GbV site, with a separate photos section, an interview by John Chandler of Puncture magazine with Bob Pollard, and a "Guided by Doug Gillard" subsection with info on the guitarist/songwriter's other band experiences.
Guided by Voices News: Topix.net - News about Guided by Voices continually updated from around the net.
The Voices, The Voices: Robert Pollard continues to evolve - John Sewell analyzes the band's position prior to their March 1, 2001 appearance at Moose's Music Hall in Knoxville, TN.
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Bands_and_Artists/G/Guided_by_Voices   (816 words)

 The Rock Robot's Guide to Guided By Voices
Airport 5 (and of course GBV's Tonics and Twisted Chasers) is characterized as having softer, beatier, and keyboard-based grooves, which strays from the rock of GBV quite a bit.
GBV embraces vinyl, which is probably one of the most annoying things about the band, for someone like me living in a city in Canada which has maybe one store which actually sells the stuff.
Raphael is one of those longer GBV songs (a whole three minutes!) which would have actually worked better as a minute-long ditty, since it pretty much repeats itself for the entire length of the song.
gbvguide.blogspot.com   (10926 words)

 Amazon.com: The Best of Guided By Voices: Human Amusements At Hourly Rates: Music: Guided By Voices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Guided By Voices is an underrated and underappreciated band (not unlike, say, Cincinnati's Afghan Whigs when they were around) and Robert Pollard recently announced that GBV will hang it up for good after this Fall's 'farewell' tour.
Guided by Voices are one of the best bands I ever heard because they can create epics out of concentrated, 2 minute blasts.
Guided By Voices take you on a jolly splendid tour of rock n' roll as they supply their melodies to all forms of rock.
www.amazon.com /Best-Guided-Voices-Amusements-Hourly/dp/B0000CNTJA   (1369 words)

 Guided by Voices
Singer/guitarist/revered visionary Robert Pollard, then a Dayton schoolteacher, started Guided by Voices in 1983 with a bunch of friends, essentially as a hobby, and over the next decade, the group remained just that, rarely performing, employing a rotating cast of musicians, and periodically self-releasing four-track cassettes.
This was an awkward transition, as Guided by Voices' uneven 1999 effort Do the Collapse (recorded with onetime Cars frontman Rik Ocasek) demonstrates, but it reached fruition with the excellent 2001 album Isolation Drills (the producer this time was Rob Schnaft, who has worked with Beck and Elliott Smith among others).
In addition to their fourteen full-lengths and many singles, Guided By Voices has also issued a pair of box sets, one a collection of early albums and another a compilation of unreleased material spanning the group's career.
www.epitonic.com /artists/guidedbyvoices.html   (534 words)

 Amazon.com: Bee Thousand: Music: Guided by Voices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Midwestern obscure-rock archivists and curators Guided by Voices are back before you could consider them gone with another fun-filled, hook-happy hodge podge of songs, half-songs, ideas, and vaguely pleasing sounds to get you through summer.
GBV are so good at integrating references, in fact, their records sound like nothing more than well-groomed and quirky modern rock.
Virtually synonomous with the term "lo fi" (thanks to a recording process that was the opposite of high tech commercialism), Guided By Voices were inspired amateurs for the first decade of their existence.
www.amazon.com /Bee-Thousand-Guided-Voices/dp/B000002363   (1725 words)

 San Diego Music Scene > Fun . Sign On San Diego . Com : Live music event listings, ticket alerts, reviews, venues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Indie darlings Guided by Voices and Phantom Planet headline this year's New Year's Eve party at 4th & B. Year of the Rabbit and Tomorrow's Son also play.
While most bands are content to plagiarize or strive for pure novelty and fall flat, Guided by Voices has somehow managed to sound both fresh and familiar, using an inviting blend of Brit Invasion-era rock and countless other influences to create some of the most perfect pop ditties ever written.
Guided by Voices' music is so darn appealing that you owe it to yourself to check it out.
entertainment.signonsandiego.com /profile/184570   (272 words)

 Guided By Voices: Universal Truths and Cycles - PopMatters Music Review
Widely known as the highly prolific singer-songwriter for indie-rock heroes Guided By Voices, Pollard also self-releases several side projects each year, his output now numbering in the dozens.
Pollard's voice is clear and as strong as ever, his rock star swagger still evident in songs like the single "Everywhere with Helicopter" and the prog-pop, dramatic "Christian Animation Torch Carriers".
Universal Truths and Cycles is not only Guided By Voices strongest record in some time, it is also the best rock record this year.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/g/guidedbyvoices-universal.shtml   (760 words)

Guided By Voices used to play out with them.
Well, a few years back I went to collect consignment on some of our records in a Columbus store and some smart-ass chick there remarked with a smirk on her face that we hadn't sold any.
(Robert Pollard of Guided by Voices was interviewed for the Terrascope by Phil McMullen, September 1993)
www.terrascope.org /gbv.html   (2157 words)

 33 1/3: Guided By Voices
It's the first book in the series to include a sonnet - not altogether surprising, considering that Marc is also the author of this book.
Marc's GBV book also includes a lengthy essay by Bob Pollard, some delightful fan confessionals, and a deliciously highbrow analysis of "Hot Freaks".
The former 1001 club, a place that makes the myth of a musical “scene” in Dayton possible — a myth that gained currency, in part, because of the power of the record called Bee Thousand — is a place kept alive, however unconsciously, in that title.
33third.blogspot.com /2006/06/guided-by-voices.html   (596 words)

 Guided By Voices - PopMatters Concert Review
During his twenty year tenure at the helm of GBV, Pollard distinguished himself as a brilliant lyricist and an unapologetic anti-rock star.
Bob Pollard was the voice that guided the masses, and the mark he leaves will only grow larger with his absence…
Speaking for all GBV disciples, I'm hopeful that his hiatus is a brief one, as he is that important, and he is that good.
popmatters.com /music/concerts/g/guided-by-voices-041203.shtml   (719 words)

 GBVDB - Guided By Voices Database
Download the "Bug House" MP3 Sampler of rare and unreleased Guided By Voices songs.
2000 - Guided By Voices - Beehive - Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A. 1999 - Guided By Voices - Roseland - New York, NY, U.S.A. 1995 - Guided By Voices - - St. Louis, MO, U.S.A. Daily Trivia
GBV discography searches can be performed on album titles, song titles, and lyrics.
www.gbvdb.com   (142 words)

 RADIO.BLOG.CLUB - Guided_by_voices
Guided By Voices - I Am A Scientist
Guided by voices - gonna never have to die
14 guided by voices - window of my world
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 Guided by Voices - AOL Music
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The Matador records website for Guided by Voices, the label releasing all material up to 1997 and since 2002 for the band.
Download, listen and watch Guided by Voices music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
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 NME.COM - Artists - Guided By Voices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Guided By Voices : Back To The Lake
Guided By Voices : Universal Truths And Cycles
Guided by Voices & Airport Five - Selective Service £9.99 from Amazon UK
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 Guided By Voices mp3
Guided By Voices - Choking Tara (Creamy Version) mp3
Guided By Voices - Alone Stinking & Unafraid Wfmu mp3
Guided By Voices - My Valuable Hunting Knife - Xfest mp3
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 Guided by Voices? Connection: New England's Journal of Higher Education - Find Articles
To this end, the Futures Project conducted focus groups with students of color, first-generation college students and low-income students to hear them relate, in their own voices, how well- or ill-served they are by such factors as campus climate, finances, academic advising and outreach programs.
The conversations, published in a report entitled In Their Own Voices: Conversations with College Students from Underrepresented Populations, brought the discussion about higher education access and attainment from the theory-based level where it is usually carried on, back down to earth-focused solely on what students had to say.
One cannot hear these students' stories and still believe that we are doing all we can to ensure that all students have a real opportunity to complete college.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3895/is_200501/ai_n9482836   (863 words)

 Official Ticketmaster site. Guided By Voices tickets, dates
Rock critic and former band member Jim Greer released -Guided by Voices: A Brief History: Twenty-One Years of Hunting Accidents in the Forests of Rock and Roll.
Some of the information on this page is provided by All Music Guide and does not necessarily reflect the views of Ticketmaster.
All Music Guide is a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC.
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