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.