Obsessive Compulsive

One more post about Robert Pollard and then I’ll move on to other things for a while, I promise!

I have my reasons for drooling about his music, of course, the main one being that I think the man is an absolute genius. Accordingly, I’ve made a habit of collecting the various bits and pieces as I’ve found them over the years and, with a man as prolific as him, there are a ton of bits and pieces. I am fortunate that you, Dear KMA Readers, are so tolerant of my glee.

Most recently, I wrote in these pages about filling my new MP3 player, Weed King, with nothing but GBV. Sweet! And this morning I was over at the little shrine I have in the corner of the living room, where I keep all of these treasures on their own shelf (in chronological order, of course), and I was amazed at the piles that have amassed over the years.

The first thought that crossed my mind, after the initial amazement at the mounds of goodness, was that it would be awesome to review every single one of these records for this site. And I may do that, over time. But a person would need several months strictly dedicated to listening to it all and writing about it. Not that I’m not willing to do that. Seriously.

Today, though, I’m just gonna list what I’ve got, because I hadn’t quite realized how far I’d gotten into this collection until I had a good look. Everything I have is on CD, no vinyl (except for 2), largely because I don’t have a player at the moment. If you can believe it, this leaves me out of the loop on another multitude of even more things that haven’t yet seen release on CD. I can only hope that one day they will. Please make a bunch of box-sets or individual re-releases, Mr. Pollard! Please!!!

OK, so why am I doing this? Because, as you’ll see, this project of mine has gone beyond mere collecting and entered the world of Fandom. And I like it a lot, thank you very much. It’s very comfy here.

Fans (like me) will notice some gaps and omissions. These are OK. The process of the search, coupled with finding a new (to me) treasure and then hearing it for the first time is pure bliss. Of course, if any of you have things I’m missing and are willing to send them to a good home (at reasonable rates), I’d be more than happy to hear from you. Drop us a comment.

If you want details on any the following, I cannot suggest strongly enough that you visit here: www.gbvdb.com for the most amazingly detailed, searchable and interconnected information. This site really is brilliant!

So, here it all is as of today, January 12, 2007, in rough chronological order (as near as I can be bothered to get it, anyway). I’ve included all the singles, EPs, side projects, compilation appearances, DVDs, solo project/related/spinoffs and anything else that has washed up on these shores of mine. It’s a beautiful thing.


Guided By Voices – Propeller
Guided By Voices – Vampire On Titus
Guided By Voices – The Grand Hour
Guided By Voices – Fast Japanese Spin Cycle
Guided By Voices – Clown Prince Of The Menthol Trailer
Soundtrack: Love And A .45 (Pollard/Deal track)
Guided By Voices – Crying Your Knife Away
Guided By Voices – Bee Thousand
Guided By Voices – I Am A Scientist
Guided By Voices – Box 01 – Devil Between My Toes
Guided By Voices – Box 02 – Sandbox
Guided By Voices – Box 03 – Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia
Guided By Voices – Box 04 – Same Place The Fly Got Smashed
Guided By Voices – Box 05 – King Shit And The Golden Boys
Guided By Voices – Alien Lanes
Guided By Voices – Under The Bushes Under The Stars
Guided By Voices – The Official Ironmen Rally Song
Robert Pollard – Not In My Airforce
Guided By Voices – Sunfish Holy Breakfast
Guided By Voices – Mag Earwhig!
Guided By Voices – Tonics And Twisted Chasers
Guided By Voices – 8 Rounds: GvsB vs GBV
Guided By Voices – I Am A Tree
Various Artists – What’s Up Matador compilation
Robert Pollard – Waved Out
Mitch Mitchell’s Terrifying Experience – Supreme Radial
Robert Pollard – Kid Marine
Lexo And The Leapers – Ask Them
Nightwalker – Professional Music 1984-93: In Shop We Build Electric Chairs
Guided By Voices – Do The Collapse
Various Artists – Matador 10th Anniversary compilation: Everything Is Nice
Guided By Voices – Teenage FBI
Robert Pollard w. Doug Gillard – Speak Kindly Of Your Local Fire Department
Guided By Voices – Hold On Hope (UK)
Guided By Voices – Hold On Hope (US)
Howling Wolf Orchestra – Speedtraps For The Bee Kingdom
Guided By Voices – Suitcase 1: Failed Experiments And Trashed Aircraft – Suitcase 01
Guided By Voices – Suitcase 1: Failed Experiments And Trashed Aircraft – Suitcase 02
Guided By Voices – Suitcase 1: Failed Experiments And Trashed Aircraft – Suitcase 03
Guided By Voices – Suitcase 1: Failed Experiments And Trashed Aircraft – Suitcase 04
Mitch Mitchell’s Terrifying Experience – Magnetic Breakthrough
eyesinweasel – Wrinkled Thoughts
eyesinweasel – Live In The Middle East
Airport 5 – Tower In The Fountain Of Sparks
Robert Pollard and his Soft Rock Renegades – Choreographed Man Of War
Guided By Voices – Glad Girls
Guided By Voices – Isolation Drills
Various Artists – Colonel Jeffrey Pumpernickel: A Concept Album
Guided By Voices and Airport 5 – Selective Service
Guided By Voices – selections from Universal Truths And Cycles promo
Guided By Voices – Universal Truths And Cycles promo copy
Guided By Voices – Universal Truths And Cycles
Go Back Snowball – Calling Zero
Airport 5 – Life Starts Here
Guided By Voices – Everywhere With Helicopter
Richard Meltzer, Robert Pollard, Smegma, Antler and Vom – The Completed Soundtrack For The Tropic Of Nipples
Guided By Voices – Back To The Lake
Guided By Voices – The Pipe Dreams Of Instant Prince Whippet
Circus Devils – The Harold Pig Memorial
Guided By Voices – The Best Of Jill Hives
Robert Pollard – Motel Of Fools
Lifeguards – Mist King Urth
Guided By Voices – Earthquake Glue
Guided By Voices – Get Out Of My Stations
Guided By Voices – Hardcore UFOs: Revelations, Epiphanies And Fast Food In The Western Hemisphere:
Guided By Voices – Hardcore UFOs 01 – Human Amusements At Hourly Rates
Guided By Voices – Hardcore UFOs 02 – Demons & Painkillers
Guided By Voices – Hardcore UFOs 03 – Delicious Pie & Thank You For Calling
Guided By Voices – Hardcore UFOs 04 – Live At The Wheelchair Races
Guided By Voices – Hardcore UFOs 05 – Forever Since Breakfast
Guided By Voices – Hardcore UFOs 06 – DVD – Watch Me Jumpstart
Guided By Voices – Human Amusements At Hourly Rates (Best Of GBV)
Phantom Tollbooth – Beard Of Lightning
Circus Devils – Pinball Mars
Robert Pollard – Fiction Man
Doug Gillard – Salamander
Guided By Voices – Half Smiles Of The Decomposed
Circus Devils – Five
Moping Swans – Lightninghead To Coffeepot
Clouds Forming Crowns – Clouds Forming Crowns
Robert Pollard – Music For ‘Bubble’
Robert Pollard – Zoom – It Happens All Over The World
Robert Pollard – From A Compound Eye
Robert Pollard – I’m A Strong Lion
Clouds Forming Crowns – Race To The Blackout
Takeovers – Turn To Red
Psycho And The Birds – All That Is Holy
Keene Brothers – Blues And Boogie Shoes
Guided By Voices – Suitcase 2: American Superdream Wow – Suitcase 05
Guided By Voices – Suitcase 2: American Superdream Wow – Suitcase 06
Guided By Voices – Suitcase 2: American Superdream Wow – Suitcase 07
Guided By Voices – Suitcase 2: American Superdream Wow – Suitcase 08
Psycho And The Birds – Check Your Zoo
Robert Pollard – Normal Happiness
Robert Pollard And The Ascended Masters – Moon
Robert Pollard – Silverfish Trivia
Takeovers – Bad Football
Guided By Voices – Live From Austin, TX
Robert Pollard – Crickets: Best Of Fading Captain Series 1999-2007
Circus Devils – Sgt. Disco
Robert Pollard – Coast To Coast Carpet Of Love
Robert Pollard – Standard Gargoyle Decisions


Mitch Mitchell’s Terrifying Experience 7” – Anvil Jumper b/wThe Tearful Champion
(white vinyl, #11/40) (a most generous gift to me from the band)

Mitch Mitchell’s Terrifying Experience & The Bloody Bandits 7”:
TEX Side: Hot Action! b/w BLOODY Side: Wait (another most generous gift to me from band)


Guided By Voices – Some Drinking Implied
Guided By Voices – The Who Went Home And Cried
Guided By Voices – The Electrifying Conclusion
Guided By Voices – Live From Austin, TX


Robert Pollard – EAT 01
Robert Pollard – EAT 02
Robert Pollard – EAT 03
Robert Pollard – EAT 04

James Greer – Guided By Voices: A Brief History – Twenty-One Years Of Hunting Accidents In The Forests Of Rock And Roll

Marc Woodworth – Bee Thousand (33 1/3 Series)


Mitch Mitchell’s Terrifying Experience t-shirt (most generous gift from band)

Guided By Voices – set of 8 lapel buttons with funny GBV in-joke sayings

various stickers included with albums (still unstuck)


See what I mean? Yeah baby, I’m obsessive. And in case you’re wondering, I do indeed listen to all of these albums. If I haven’t got a specific track or record in mind when I head to the stack, I will usually just grab a disc at random from this growing discography and play whatever I get. Not once has it been the wrong choice, or musically anything less than brilliant.


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