Y’all know I love me some Guided By Voices. Now, I don’t review my whole collection here because, well, it’d probably take up most of these pages (in all the guises and projects, they are very, very prolific) and you guys probably honestly don’t care to hear about every single release.
However, the band has dropped yet another new album on March 23, called Space Gun. I’m still awaiting my copy in the mail (should arrive this week), however I have this other bit of amazingness to tide me over until it arrives…
Ogre’s Trumpet is a live album recorded at House Of Independents in Asbury Park, New Jersey. As with many GBV releases, this one is released in limited numbers globally. There are 1000 double-LPs sets, and 1000 CD copies and that’s it that’s all, folks. When I saw it was being released, I immediately gave Rockathon my hard-earned and it arrived last week. No way in hell was I going to miss out!
11 of its 25 tracks are pulled from the last two records, August By Cake and How Do You Spell Heaven, and they all sound fantastic. GBV have so many classic tracks and the rest of the record is filled up with a pile of those. Oh, and there’s even a cover of the Monkees’ Saturday’s Child. Of course, it all kicks total ass.
The sound quality is actually really great, and the band plows through song after song proving that they are still a killer live act with every right to every stage they grace.
GBV! GBV! GBV!
Check Out The Track List:
Pearl Gates Smoke Machine
Love Is Stronger Than Witchcraft
5” On The Inside
Cut Out Witch
I Am A Tree
Your Name Is Wild
The Ticket Who Rallied
I Am A Scientist
Gold Star For Robot Boy
Lord Of Overstock
The Birthday Democrats
Tractor Rape Chain
Game Of Pricks
Goldheart Mountintop Queen Directory
How Do You Spell Heaven
GBV fans rejoice! Our heroes are still kicking ass and taking names!