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Question Girl All Right

By: Boston Spaceships Appears on:  Boston effing Spaceships. What more needs to be said? Robert Pollard devoted some of his finest material to this side project, so it’s no surprise that he also decided to add some of their songs to the Guided By Voices live set lists. They played “Question Girl All Right” from […]

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Make Use featured

Make Use

By: Robert Pollard Appears on:  For “Make Use,” the opening track on his 1998 solo album, Waved Out, Robert Pollard crafts an entire song with basically just one chord shape. It’s a perfect example of how much can be accomplished with the “floating chord shape” guitar technique that he uses in many of his songs. In […]

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Poor Substitute

By: Ricked Wicky Appears on:  Not to go off on a tirade, but if you’ve read one critic’s review of any Robert Pollard musical project, you’ve pretty much read them all. Here’s a drinking game for you: gather a bunch of these reviews, start reading through them, and down a shot any time you come across […]

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Slick As Snails

By: Robert Pollard with Doug Gillard Appears on:  I don’t know how to properly explain it, but there’s a certain kind of magic that occurs when Robert Pollard teams up with Doug Gillard. You can hear it all over the Guided By Voices records that feature Doug as lead guitarist, on the insanely great ESP […]

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