Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand

The first GBV album to really gain recognition was Bee Thousand. Even though the band had been churning out releases since the 80's, it wasn't until 1994 that their music started to catch on in the indie scene with this record. Many of these songs are pop gems that quickly bring 60's rock to mind - some are instantly likeable, some take repeated listens to get into, and some are just weird. Hell, some can't even really be classified as songs. The band's sound mainly comes from an acoustic guitar with thin drumming and occasionally audible bass in the background, all recorded onto a four-track in one take. While the songs are accessible enough, this lo-fi recording process is really what limits the band. However, since they'll most likely never deviate from their D.I.Y. tendencies, it only takes one listen to love 'em or leave 'em.


Buy It

1. Hardcore Ufos
2. Buzzards and Dreadful Crows
3. Tractor Rape Chain
4. The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory
5. Hot Freaks
6. Smothered in Hugs
7. Yours to Keep
8. Echos Myron
9. Gold Star for Robot Boy
10. Awful Bliss
11. Mincer Ray
12. A Big Fan of the Pigpen
13. Queen of Cans and Jars
14. Her Psychology Today
15. Kicker of Elves
16. Ester's Day
17. Demons Are Real
18. I Am a Scientist
19. Peep-Hole
20. You're Not an Airplane

Written by: Tosh

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