In 1994, 38-year-old school teacher Robert Pollard & his merry band recorded Bee Thousand in a Dayton, Ohio, basement on a 4-track cassette recorder. This improbable rock classic became an enormously influential album: Pitchfork and Spin have called it one of the best records of the ’90s, and Amazon picked Bee Thousand as #1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time. A legendary live band with a rabid following, the Washington Post called GBV “the Grateful Dead equivalent for people who like Miller Lite instead of acid!” With 10 studio albums already under their belts in less than 5 years, the band’s present-day line-up is nothing less than a new Golden Age of GBV. Some Guided by Voices reviews... "Earth Man Blues could be the band’s best album since 1995’s Alien Lanes. Put this record on and see how long it takes to utter your first joyful expletive.” - Rolling Stone "Astonishing" - GRAMMY.com “Tremendous. A knockout from start to finish. Earth Man Blues is all killer.” - Shindig! "This is their best album in decades. Let these tunes into your head and your heart and you’ll be singing them for weeks.” - The Quietus
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