Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Reading Assignment: Guided By Voices

Written by James Greer, Guided By Voices: A Brief History: Twenty-One Years of Hunting Accidents in the Forests of Rock and Roll tells the story of how Robert Pollard and the various lineups of GBV came to be and subsequently split up.  An elementary Ohio schoolteacher plays music in a basement with local friends while drinking lots of beer.  It's a modern day fairy tale of sorts.

This book takes you from the inception of GBV all the way to their final concert in Chicago on December 31, 2004.  Of course, since the publication of this book in 2005, GBV has recently reunited and already released two albums this year (with a third one on the way).

If you're a fan of Pollard and GBV, you'll enjoy this.  If you're not a fan, then you will be.

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