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April 8, 2004 8:06 PM   Subscribe

The Guided By Voices Database: An act of love, considering that Bob Pollard (GBV’s mastermind) has released 31 original Guided By Voices Albums and Ep’s, 6 solo albums, and a good number side projects and collaborations (including Acid Ranch, The Airport 5, Circus Devils, Go Back Snowball, Lifeguards, Nightwalker etc), making a total of 871 released songs (lyrics to all of them included). The database also has gig information on every show GBV have played, most with set-lists. Amazing.
posted by Quartermass (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I *heart* fans with OCD. The site truly is amazing and clearly a labour of love. Nice find, Quartermass!
posted by shoepal at 8:19 PM on April 8, 2004


THIS IS WHY GOD INVENTED THE INTERNET!!!!!!!
(and gbv is why god invented music)
posted by afx114 at 8:28 PM on April 8, 2004


This is spectacular. I first learned of GBV through Malkmus (seems to need Explorer unfortunately) of Pavement and imagine that many have discovered GBV in a like manner by a band or individual that Pollard has worked with or vice-versa. Of course GBV are also featured in the Strokes Someday video (in the Music section in the Is this It section), where they play Family Feud and smoke and drink and stuff. Oh yeah, and hug and talk and basically do that rock video thing.
posted by juiceCake at 8:41 PM on April 8, 2004


Didn't follow the links as I've GBV OD'd, but there's also the GBV Song Title Genator.

[ot] I got an email last October that the band wanted to use one of my photos in their new box set. Boy, was I thrilled and they were gonna send me a comp set. Then I got another email last minute that they couldn't work it in as the booklet was already proofed and it was too late to change. Still haven't been able to afford the set. [/ot]
posted by dobbs at 10:19 PM on April 8, 2004


The new box set (their 3rd!!!) is really worth it. (I got it for Christmas).
posted by Quartermass at 10:39 PM on April 8, 2004


Oh, and that pic F'n rules.
posted by Quartermass at 10:40 PM on April 8, 2004


That site is invaluable to the GbV fan. The amount of work that went into it is astounding, many kudos to Jeff.
posted by kickerofelves at 3:07 AM on April 9, 2004


hmm. i have only had an account here for nearly 2 years, but it takes the genius of GbV to break my comments duck. this site is totally amazing - hats off to jeff. now featuring the tobin sprout discog as well! long live rockathon.
posted by toffee at 5:16 AM on April 9, 2004


Dobbs -- I must say that your photo of Bob is one of the all-time great rock photos.

Of course, as someone who actually owns all 871 of those GBV songs, I might be just a little bit impartial.
posted by Reggie452 at 6:30 AM on April 9, 2004


Guided by Beers was better. Pollard moved like Squier on stage.

...or something like that.
posted by dfowler at 6:47 AM on April 9, 2004


THIS IS WHY GOD INVENTED THE INTERNET!!!!!!!
(and gbv is why god invented music)


gbv live was also the motivation behind god inventing booze, don't forget.

great link. and kudos to the tobin sprout shout out (and he PAINTS too! those guys are prolific)...doug gillard/yuji oniki is great too.
posted by ifjuly at 11:57 AM on April 9, 2004


Thanks for the props, Quartermass and Reggie452.
posted by dobbs at 12:02 PM on April 9, 2004


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