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Why I love GBV by Fab Moretti
« on: December 17, 2003, 02:35:00 pm »
WHY I LOVE... GUIDED BY VOICES
 
 By Fab Moretti From The Strokes
 
 "They're, like, the band that when I started to get into music kinda
 reassured me maybe I had a more of a chance of being able to do it.
 Like
 when you're in High School the teachers are like, 'Yeah, keep
 dreaming.'
 with the whole music thing. Then I heard them and their songs were so
 great
 and the fact that they recorded some of their stuff on a four-track
 recorder
 - wow. I was like, 'Shit, maybe, you know... it's still possible.'
 
 I just think Robert Pollard is a very smart, beautiful human being.
 Just
 inspiring to me and the band. And he should be inspiring to a lot of
 people.
 They're just a really great band. We were fortunate enough to meet him
 and
 also tour with them. Then at Leeds festival when we were headlining we
 brought him out to sing 'A Salty Salute' from 'Alien Lanes'. No-one
 knew the
 song or anything but we really didn't give a shit.
 
 When I was like 15, 16, I had a best friend at that time. He just knew
 all
 these bands. He would never play them for anyone but for some reason he
 would play me bands every once in a while, I'd just hang at his house
 and
 play guitar with him. He started playing Guided By Voices, an album
 called
 'Vampire On Titus'; there's this song called 'Donkey School' on there I
 remember listening to it over and over again driving to a party and I
 just
 couldn't believe that I'd never heard this. It was almost like hearing
 for
 the first time. When I lestened to it, I almost felt, like, that same
 cool
 feeling I had when I first heard the Beatles - except it was great.
 
 Everybody calls it dirty. It's recorded on a four-track and I really
 like
 that. It feels really intimate. It feels like you're finding a tape of
 someone that no-one else knows about and it's just for you.
 
 If you go out and party and you can listen to them at, like, six in the
 morning... it's great. And if I feel sad I put some on and it just,
 like,
 helps you go to sleep. I'd listened to them for, like, eight years.
 Then in
 LA a year and a half ago, I found a new song of theirs I'd never heard
 before. I couldn't belive I'd never heard something so... perfect.
 
 Even though lots of songs are really short they also feel just right...
 they
 don't seem short... you just want to push 'play' again. It's so nice he
 (Robert Pollard) actually told us that once - when he heard our first
 record
 - he said, 'You guys have great replay value.' Meaning you wanna keep
 pushing 'play' after the song's over.
 
 He's so funny, man. When we opened for him, he drove us back to our
 hotel in
 the van, he was just saying all these jokes. And you know... he told me
 I
 can call him Uncle Bob."
 
 Fab Moretti was talking to Mark Beaumont
 
 WHAT TO BUY
 
 
 Vampire On Titus - Scat - 1993
 
 Their breakthrough record: rough as sandpaper, recorded in a bin, but
 overflowing with top-flight tunes.
 
 
 Alien Lanes - Matador - 1995
 
 Yes it's long (28 tracks). Yes, it's self indulgent. But so are GBV.
 And
 with songs of the calibre of 'Motor Away' in their pockets, they can do
 no
 wrong.
 
 
 Human Amusements At Hourly Rates - Matador - 2003
 
 Best-of compiling all the band's best moments and ditching the ones
 that
 sound like they're made on a broken Dictaphone

Re: Why I love GBV by Fab Moretti
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2003, 02:49:00 pm »
Thanks god someone finally mentioned Guydid by Voyces on this board!

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Re: Why I love GBV by Fab Moretti
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2003, 02:55:00 pm »
Wilco Wilco Wilco Wilco Wilco....
 Now we're back to about 50/50.    ;)

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Re: Why I love GBV by Fab Moretti
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2004, 12:01:00 am »
Guided By Voices Reschedule Gigs, Record New Album; Pollard Reteams With Todd Tobias For Solo Album Pollard's vertebrae refixed with permanent-bond earthquake glue
 
 [Posted Monday, February 9th, 2004 05:00:00 Pitchfork Central Time]
 
 Jeremy C. Baron reports:
 Our favorite "I write songs faster than Dean loses percentage points" musician is back--ahem-- in the fray. Guided By Voices' captain of fade, Robert Pollard, recently sustained another injury to his back, causing him to cancel a number of January tour dates. Fortunately, Pollard has been recovering, and is expected to continue rocking out crowds come March. Rescheduled dates:
 
 03-05 Dallas, TX - Trees
 03-06 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
 03-08 Columbia, MO - Blue Note
 03-09 St. Louis, MO - Mississippi Nights
 03-11 Columbus, OH - Little Brother's
 03-12 Louisville, KY - Headliners
 03-13 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird
 
 In the meantime, GbV has been at Waterloo Studios in Kent, OH (birthplace of Universal Cycles and Truths) recording their next album, according to Matador and the band's official website. Fifteen songs have been recorded with Todd Tobias producing, and the album is expected for release sometime around the summer of this year.
 
 Furthermore, Pollard has set a March date for his next solo release, Fiction Man. Pollard penned the tunes, while Tobias provides instrumentation (much in the same vein as Pollard's collaboration with Doug Gillard, Speak Kindly of Your Volunteer Fire Department). Neither source reported whether the release will be on Fading Captain, Matador, or another label. The next Fading Captain release will be a CD edition of Circus Devils' third album, Pinball Mars, which was first released on vinyl last Halloween.

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Re: Why I love GBV by Fab Moretti
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2004, 09:49:00 am »
Quote
Originally posted by SPARX:
  WHY I LOVE... GUIDED BY VOICES
 
 By Fab Moretti From The Strokes
 
 "They're, like, the band that when I started to get into music kinda
 reassured me maybe I had a more of a chance of being able to do it.
 Like
 when you're in High School the teachers are like, 'Yeah, keep
 dreaming.'
 with the whole music thing. Then I heard them and their songs were so
 great
 and the fact that they recorded some of their stuff on a four-track
 recorder
 - wow. I was like, 'Shit, maybe, you know... it's still possible.'
 
 I just think Robert Pollard is a very smart, beautiful human being.
 Just
 inspiring to me and the band. And he should be inspiring to a lot of
 people.
 They're just a really great band. We were fortunate enough to meet him
 and
 also tour with them. Then at Leeds festival when we were headlining we
 brought him out to sing 'A Salty Salute' from 'Alien Lanes'. No-one
 knew the
 song or anything but we really didn't give a shit.
 
 When I was like 15, 16, I had a best friend at that time. He just knew
 all
 these bands. He would never play them for anyone but for some reason he
 would play me bands every once in a while, I'd just hang at his house
 and
 play guitar with him. He started playing Guided By Voices, an album
 called
 'Vampire On Titus'; there's this song called 'Donkey School' on there I
 remember listening to it over and over again driving to a party and I
 just
 couldn't believe that I'd never heard this. It was almost like hearing
 for
 the first time. When I lestened to it, I almost felt, like, that same
 cool
 feeling I had when I first heard the Beatles - except it was great.
 
 Everybody calls it dirty. It's recorded on a four-track and I really
 like
 that. It feels really intimate. It feels like you're finding a tape of
 someone that no-one else knows about and it's just for you.
 
 If you go out and party and you can listen to them at, like, six in the
 morning... it's great. And if I feel sad I put some on and it just,
 like,
 helps you go to sleep. I'd listened to them for, like, eight years.
 Then in
 LA a year and a half ago, I found a new song of theirs I'd never heard
 before. I couldn't belive I'd never heard something so... perfect.
 
 Even though lots of songs are really short they also feel just right...
 they
 don't seem short... you just want to push 'play' again. It's so nice he
 (Robert Pollard) actually told us that once - when he heard our first
 record
 - he said, 'You guys have great replay value.' Meaning you wanna keep
 pushing 'play' after the song's over.
 
 He's so funny, man. When we opened for him, he drove us back to our
 hotel in
 the van, he was just saying all these jokes. And you know... he told me
 I
 can call him Uncle Bob."
 
 Fab Moretti was talking to Mark Beaumont
 
 WHAT TO BUY
 
 
 Vampire On Titus - Scat - 1993
 
 Their breakthrough record: rough as sandpaper, recorded in a bin, but
 overflowing with top-flight tunes.
 
 
 Alien Lanes - Matador - 1995
 
 Yes it's long (28 tracks). Yes, it's self indulgent. But so are GBV.
 And
 with songs of the calibre of 'Motor Away' in their pockets, they can do
 no
 wrong.
 
 
 Human Amusements At Hourly Rates - Matador - 2003
 
 Best-of compiling all the band's best moments and ditching the ones
 that
 sound like they're made on a broken Dictaphone
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Re: Why I love GBV by Fab Moretti
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2004, 09:59:00 am »
i guess fab is trying to lineup his post strokes gig...
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Re: Why I love GBV by Fab Moretti
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2004, 10:39:00 am »
Actually the hipster backlash against GBV is about to begin..... To my surprise the Diesel store in Georgetown was not playing crazy euro disco on Saturday, but a whole GBV album.
 
 Needless to say, I didnt buy anything.

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Re: Why I love GBV by Fab Moretti
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2004, 11:02:00 am »
Um, the point of bringing back a really old thread was just to let pollard know the dates are rescheduled (he was going to Ohio originally...).  But of course, I'm sure he knows, he's probably on like 8 mailing lists.  Couldn't find a more general GBV thread cuz, you know, there's no search engine here.    :p

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Re: Why I love GBV by Fab Moretti
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2004, 11:04:00 am »
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Re: Why I love GBV by Fab Moretti
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2004, 11:07:00 am »
Forgotten clitoris
 Archive: Sexual Health
 With 8,000 nerve fibres at its tip the clitoris has more fibres than any other part of the human body including the tongue or, in men, the penis. As writer Natalie Angier comments it is strange that women are often perceived as having a more ‚??muted‚?Ě sexuality or as experiencing penis envy when the clitoris is far more sensitive than the penis and enables many women to experience multiple orgasms ‚?? an experience denied to men.
 
 During the Middle Ages the importance of the clitoris was acknowledged, despite the churches distrust of pleasure, because it was believed it was involved in women‚??s ability to conceive. Studies of the clitoris were made in the 16th and 17th centuries but then it disappeared from historical records until the 19th century. In 1875 it was shown that clitoris did not play any role in procreation.
 
 In 1865 the head of the British Medical Society, Dr Baker Brown recommended the removal of the clitoris to cure epilepsy, hysteria and madness. His work was eventually rejected and he lost his position but because of his theories hundreds of women were mutilated up until the 1920s.