Episode 21: Guided by Voices (Lo-Fi Era)

Guided by Voices

It’s that time again, when we join together with family and friends to celebrate our proud heritage, shared love, and spirit of independence. That’s right, it’s Julyded by Voices month! For our latest poorly named and hurriedly invented holiday, we’re dedicating the next three weeks to national Tascam heroes Guided by Voices. This week we focus on the lo-fi era, when Bob Pollard and his Band of Merry Men emerged from the alcohol soaked basements of Ohio and into the hearts and minds of indie-loving Americans everywhere. Also: Brain Shortages, Max Tape Tips, and an extended stinger about fleshlights.


Old Battery

Hey Hey Spaceman

The Tumblers

Lips of Steel


Trap Soul Door

White Whale

Liar’s Tail

Radio Show (Trust the Wizard)

The Hard Way

Drinker’s Peace

Local Mix-Up/Murder Charge

Over the Neptune/Mesh Gear Fox Again


14 Cheerleader Coldfront

Wished I Was a Giant



Echos Myron

Hardcore UFOs

Smothered in Hugs

Gold Star for Robot Boy

We’ve Got Airplanes

A Salty Salute

As We Go Up, We Go Down

Game of Pricks

Always Crush Me

I Am a Scientist

My Valuable Hunting Knife

Queen of Cans and Jars

Tim Heidecker Parodies GBV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfG8nEhNMhk

3 thoughts on “Episode 21: Guided by Voices (Lo-Fi Era)

    • desertislanddiscourse

      Hey David! So the revised track listing I burned as a kid and usually use mostly just takes out the little filler tracks I don’t like, so it might not look all that different, but here it is:

      1. A Salty Salute
      2. Watch Me Jumpstart
      3. As We Go Up, We Go Down
      4. (I Wanna Be A) Dumbcharger
      5. Game of Pricks
      6. A Good Flying Bird
      7. Pimple Zoo
      8. Closer You Are
      9. Motor Away
      10. My Valuable Hunting Knife
      11. King and Caroline
      12. Striped White Jets
      13. Blimps Go 90
      14. Strawdogs
      15. Chicken Blows
      16. Little Whirl
      17. My Son Cool
      18. Always Crush Me
      19. Alright

      Do you have a revised track listing or do you love the album as is?

  1. David

    I usually always just listen to it as is, but will certainly give your version a spin. There are days when I tire of the ‘weird songs’ mixed in.


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