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Guided by Voices discography

Guided by Voices discography

The Guided by Voices discography includes dozens of releases, both official and unofficial. Robert Pollard, the main creative force behind the band, is an extremely prolific songwriter, having written or co-written over 1,000 songs. In addition to the official GBV releases, there have been numerous box-sets of unreleased material, notably Suitcase: Failed Experiments and Trashed Aircraft (2000) and Suitcase 2: American Superdream Wow (2005).

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US

US–HS
US–IN
1987 Devil Between My Toes
  • Released: 15 February 1987
  • Label: Schwa (GBV0001)
  • Format: LP

1987 Sandbox
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Halo (#1)
  • Format: LP

1989 Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Halo (#2)
  • Format: LP

1990 Same Place the Fly Got Smashed
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Rocket #9 (OX846)
  • Format: LP

1992 Propeller
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Rockathon Records (#001)
  • Format: LP

1993 Vampire on Titus
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Scat (#31)
  • Format: LP

1994 Bee Thousand
  • Released: 21 June 1994
  • Label: Scat (#35)
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD

1995 Alien Lanes
  • Released: 4 April 1995
  • Label: Matador (OLE 123)
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD

1996 Under the Bushes Under the Stars
  • Released: 26 March 1996
  • Label: Matador (OLE 161)
  • Format: LP + 12", Cassette, CD

1996 Tonics & Twisted Chasers
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Rockathon Records (#002)
  • Format: LP

1997 Mag Earwhig!
  • Released: 20 May 1997
  • Label: Matador (OLE 241)
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD

1999 Do the Collapse
  • Released: 3 August 1999
  • Label: TVT (TVT-1980)
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD

2001 Isolation Drills
  • Released: 10 April 2001
  • Label: TVT (TVT 2160)
  • Format: LP, CD

168 6
2002 Universal Truths and Cycles
  • Released: 18 June 2002
  • Label: Matador (OLE 547)
  • Format: LP, CD

160 10
2003 Earthquake Glue
  • Released: 19 August 2003
  • Label: Matador (OLE 574)
  • Format: LP, CD

193 12 8
2004 Half Smiles of the Decomposed
  • Released: 24 August 2004
  • Label: Matador (OLE 612)
  • Format: LP, CD

16 22

Extended plays

Year Album details
1986 Forever Since Breakfast
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: I Wanna (605058X)
  • Format: 12" EP

1993 The Grand Hour
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Scat (#28)
  • Format: 7" EP

1993 Static Airplane Jive
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: City Slang (04939-7)
  • Format: 7" EP

1994 Get Out of My Stations
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Siltbreeze (SB 028)
  • Format: 7" EP

1994 Fast Japanese Spin Cycle
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Engine (VROOM-07)
  • Format: 7" EP, CD EP

1994 Clown Prince of the Menthol Trailer
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Domino (RUG 11)
  • Format: 7" EP, CD EP

1994 I Am a Scientist
  • Released: 15 October 1994
  • Label: Scat (#38)
  • Format: 7" EP, CD EP

1995 Tigerbomb
  • Released: 14 November 1995
  • Label: Matador (OLE 168-7)
  • Format: 7" EP

1996 Sunfish Holy Breakfast
  • Released: 19 November 1996
  • Label: Matador (OLE 185)
  • Format: 12" EP, CD EP

1996 Plantations of Pale Pink
  • Released: 19 November 1996
  • Label: Matador (OLE 208-7)
  • Format: 7" EP

1997 Wish in One Hand…
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Jass Records (J001)
  • Format: 7" EP

1999 Plugs for the Program
  • Released: 3 December 1999
  • Label: TVT (TVT 1983-2)
  • Format: CD EP

2000 Hold on Hope
  • Released: 7 March 2000
  • Label: TVT (TVT 1985-2)
  • Format: CD EP

2000 Dayton, Ohio–19 Something and 5
  • Released: 2 April 2000
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#5)
  • Format: 7" EP

2001 Daredevil Stamp Collector: Do The Collapse B-sides
  • Released: 30 March 2001
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#10)
  • Format: 12" EP

2002 The Pipe Dreams of Instant Prince Whippet
  • Released: 17 September 2002
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#24)
  • Format: 12" EP, CD EP

Split EPs

  • Superchunk/Guided by Voices (CD EP)
    • Released: 1996 (Australia)
    • Label: Fellaheen (JACK 046-2)
    • Superchunk – "A Small Definition" – 4:01
    • Superchunk – "Her Royal Fisticuffs" – 3:37
    • Superchunk – "The Mine Has Been Returned to the Original Owner" – 3:27
    • Guided by Voices – "Delayed Reaction Brats" – 1:07
    • Guided by Voices – "He's the Uncle" – 1:38
    • Guided by Voices – "Key Losers" – 2:16
    • Total length: 16:06
  • 8 Rounds: GVSB vs GBV (CD EP)
    • Released: 1 July 1997
    • Label: Radiopaque Recordings (RR013)
    • Girls Against Boys – "Learned It" – 3:42
    • Girls Against Boys – "Vera Cruz" – 4:31
    • Girls Against Boys – "Disco 666" – 2:43
    • Girls Against Boys – "Kill the Sexplayer" – 3:55
    • Guided by Voices – "Unleashed! The Large-Hearted Boy" [Live] – 1:58
    • Guided by Voices – "Motor Away" [Live] – 2:22
    • Guided by Voices – "My Valuable Hunting Knife" [Live] – 2:08
    • Guided by Voices – "Shocker in Gloomtown/Some Drilling Implied" [Live] – 3:00
    • Total length: 24:19
  • Selective Service (CD EP)
    • Released: 10 December 2001
    • Fading Captain Series (#16)
    • Guided by Voices – "Dayton, Ohio–19 Something and 5" [Live] – 2:56
    • Guided by Voices – "Travels" – 2:00
    • Guided by Voices – "No Welcome Wagons" – 2:00
    • Guided by Voices – "Selective Service" – 1:54
    • Airport 5 – "Total Exposure" – 4:05
    • Airport 5 – "Cold War Water Sports" – 3:26
    • Airport 5 – "The Wheel Hits the Path (Quite Soon)" – 1:27
    • Airport 5 – "Stifled Man Casino" – 3:18
    • Airport 5 – "Peroxide" – 1:42
    • Airport 5 – "Eskimo Clockwork" – 1:23
    • Airport 5 – "In the Brain" [Bonus track] – 3:59
    • Total length: 28:10

Singles

Year Song Album
1995 "Motor Away" Alien Lanes
1996 "The Official Ironmen Rally Song" Under the Bushes Under the Stars
1996 "Cut-Out Witch"
1997 "Bulldog Skin" Mag Earwhig!
1997 "I Am a Tree"
1999 "Surgical Focus" Do the Collapse
1999 "Teenage FBI"
2001 "Chasing Heather Crazy" Isolation Drills
2001 "Glad Girls"
2002 "Universal Truths and Cycles" Universal Truths and Cycles
2002 "Everywhere with Helicopter"
2002 "Cheyenne"
2002 "Back to the Lake"
2003 "My Kind of Soldier" Earthquake Glue
2003 "The Best of Jill Hives"

Split singles

  • GBV / Jenny Mae Leffel
  • GBV / Grifters
    • Released: 1994
    • Label: Now Sound (NOW #2)
      • A1: GBV – "Hey Mr. Soundman" (R. Pollard, Tobin Sprout)
      • A2: GBV – "Announcers and Umpires" (R. Pollard)
      • A3: GBV – "Evil Speaker B" (Jim Pollard)
      • A4: GBV – "Uncle Dave" (R. Pollard)
      • B1: Grifters – "I'm Drunk" (Grifters)
  • GBV / Belreve
    • Released: 1994
    • Label: Anyway Records (ANYWAY 021)
      • A1: Belreve – "The Sulk King"
      • B1: GBV – "Always Crush Me" (R. Pollard)
  • GBV / New Radiant Storm King
    • Released: 1995
    • Label: Chunk (CH4520)
      • A1: GBV – "The Opposing Engineer (Sleeps Alone)" (New Radiant Storm King)
      • B1: New Radiant Storm King – "I Am a Scientist" (R. Pollard)
  • GBV / Cobra Verde
    • Released: 10 March 1997
    • Label: Wabana (ORE 10)
      • A1: GBV – "Aim Correctly" (R. Pollard)
      • A2: GBV – "Orange Jacket" (R. Pollard)
      • B1: Cobra Verde – "Terrorist"
  • GBV / Sin Sin 77
    • Released: 2002
    • Label: Devil in the Woods (#53)
      • A1: GBV – "Cheyenne" [Live] (R. Pollard)
      • B1: Sin Sin 77 – "Radio"

Live albums

Disc 1 Disc 2

  1. "Demons Are Real"
  2. "Pimple Zoo"
  3. "Everybody Thinks I'm a Raincloud (When I'm Not Looking)"
  4. "Exit Flagger"
  5. "Sleep Over Jack"
  6. "Girls of Wild Strawberries"
  7. "Navigating Flood Regions"
  8. "Gold Star for Robot Boy"
  9. "Window of My World"
  10. "Redmen and Their Wives"
  11. "Dayton, Ohio–19 Something and 5"
  12. "My Impression Now"
  13. "Do the Earth"
  14. "Game of Pricks"
  15. "Secret Star"

  1. "My Kind of Soldier"
  2. "Sad If I Lost It"
  3. "Cut-Out Witch"
  4. "Gonna Never Have to Die"
  5. "The Best of Jill Hives"
  6. "Watch Me Jumpstart"
  7. "Tractor Rape Chain"
  8. "Buzzards and Dreadful Crows"
  9. "Pendulum"
  10. "Murder Charge"
  11. "Fair Touching"
  12. "Teenage FBI"
  13. "Glad Girls"
  14. "I Am a Scientist"
  15. "Echos Myron"

Box sets

Year Album details
1995 Box

2000 Suitcase: Failed Experiments and Trashed Aircraft
  • Released: 17 October 2000
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#6)
  • Format: 4 CDs

2003 Hardcore UFOs: Revelations, Epiphanies and Fast Food in the Western Hemisphere

2005 Suitcase 2: American Superdream Wow
  • Released: 4 October 2005
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#37)
  • Format: 4 CDs

Compilations

Briefcase and Briefcase 2 are single-disc compilations, selected respectively from Suitcase and Suitcase 2, each of which is a 4-disc box-set.

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US–HS
US–IN
2000 Briefcase (Suitcase Abridged: Drinks and Deliveries)
  • Released: 17 October 2000
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#7)
  • Format: LP

2003 The Best of Guided by Voices: Human Amusements at Hourly Rates

39 26
2005 Briefcase 2 (Suitcase 2 Abridged – The Return of Milko Waif)
  • Released: 4 October 2005
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#38)
  • Format: LP

2007 Crickets: Best of the Fading Captain Series 1999–2007
  • Released: 29 May 2007
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#44)
  • Format: 2 CDs

Soundtracks

Videos

Year Video details
1996 Live at the Whisky a Go Go

2000 The Who Went Home and Cried
  • Released: 2000
  • Label:
  • Format: VHS

2002 Some Drinking Implied
  • Released: 12 October 2002
  • Label: Rockathon Records
  • Format: DVD

2003 Watch Me Jumpstart: Expanded Version
  • Released: 4 November 2003
  • Label: Matador (OLE 596)
  • Format: DVD

2005 The Electrifying Conclusion
  • Released: 15 November 2005
  • Label: Plexifilm
  • Format: DVD

2007 Live from Austin, TX

Books

  • Guided by Voices: A Brief History — Twenty-One Years of Hunting Accidents in The Forests of Rock and Roll
  • Bee Thousand
    • Written by Marc Woodworth and published by Continuum Books in 2006, this book is about the 1994 album Bee Thousand. The book explores the unusual production of the album, the lyrics of Robert Pollard, and the influence the album has had.

References

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