Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Let's Stay Guided By Voices
by Ryeckx

One can never keep up. Not Just Robert Pollard or Tobin Sprout, this band is phenomenal. They seem not to run out of songs and releases. As of this writing the classic lineup released eight singles before the middle of the year 2013. Two singles for 2011 and four for 2012. And now it's 2k15...what the heck!

They are on their nth album release not mentioning a number of Pollard and Sprout side projects. I hear that they're still making new songs.  Every release for me is like attending a class with Bob the Professor. And the only thing left to say or ask is "Will GBV be singing in another language soon enough perhaps?"..., just saying.


Well Versed
by Ry X Av

It is the same song and the same artist, or is it? Something's definitely and distinctly different about these.  Must be, but it's played by the same artists more or less,  just might as well be the same song, the same version but it just isn't.  They're twisted, warped or something other than other one. These are remakes, live, sessions, acoustic or may just be the early versions.  You might just like it this way. Here you'll be looking or listening to them in a different way. A few are so close with their studio versions and some I'd say are plainly unusual.

01. Get A Room - Psychedelic Furs
This is an adorable acoustic version of "Get A Room" originally found on the album "The World Outside".

02. A Small Mercy - Fra Lippo Lippi
The second track on the album :Small Mercies", "A Small Mercy," is the early birth of one of Fra Lippo Lippi's future hits, "Everytime I See You."

03. Brighter - The Railway Children
The rare acoustic version of "Brighter" found on their acoustic release "Gentle Sound".

04. Hole In The Holy - Echo and the Bunnymen
A remake of my favorite "Over You".

05. Crowning Glory - The Wild Swans
A remake of the ever enchanting "The Whirlpool Heart".

06. Temptation - New Order
The 7" Version of early New Order, post Joy Division's "Temptation".

07. Think For A Minute - The Housemartins
More upbeat version of Housemartins' lovely "Think For A Minute'.

08. Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones
Very close, this is from The Only Ones' John Peel Sessions.

09. I Am A Tree - Gem
Doug Gillard's "I Am A Tree", produced by Gem pre-Guided By Voices stint.

10. Nightlife Baby - The Cars
The early version of The Cars' hit "Let's Go".

11. Monkey Gone To Heaven - The Pixies
Doolittle's "Monkey Gone To Heaven", remixed version.

12. This Charming Man - The Smiths
The version that's cut from The Smiths' John Peel Sessions.


The Dry Lawn Shop
by Ryeckx

Not so long ago, there was this song and the title was Laundry Shop.  And along the waves of time of searching for the songs that'll free one's mind, out came Fuck.  And the snippets of songs from albums, in remnants, or was found to be in debris, Matador, Subpop and what was that again?  Touch and Go?...and who knows what else.  I'd rather. or just maybe share it some other time...for childish rants to confuse and ache our heads.  

Monday, May 25, 2015


Faith in the Blue
by Ryeckz

Recalling the grip for Maria.  And whenever faith has waned needing contact on a daily basis, this would help.  After a night of wrong-doing and left holding nothing.  Nothing, nothing, nothing to do but to love her.


Tired of The Songs The Sorrow Sings
by fRyeeks

This was  the album that came after  the band broke up after Reverberation if I am not mistaken.  And it was kinda surprising , nonetheless, this has changed the moods and outlook of some listeners including this writer.  It's like a group of priests singing in a choir instead of the usual church choir.  It thus feels heavenly at some point listening to this unreal, ethereal and most awesome tunes.

Band Link

Echo And the Bunnymen are:

Ian McCulloch
Will Sergeant
Les Pattinson
Adam Peters
Michael Lee
Ed Shearmur
London Metropolitan Orchestra


Evergreen is the seventh studio album by the British rock band Echo & the Bunnymen. It is their first album since reforming after they disbanded in 1993. Vocalist Ian McCulloch and guitarist Will Sergeant had previously worked together as Electrafixion before they were rejoined by bassist Les Pattinson under the name Echo & the Bunnymen in early 1997. Following a successful return to live performances and the release of the single "Nothing Lasts Forever", the album was released in July 1997. Two further singles – "I Want to Be There (When You Come)" and "Don't Let It Get You Down" – followed the album's release. The album received good reviews from the music press and was received well by the public, reaching number eight on the UK Albums Chart.


A Thousand Dogfish Beerheads
by Rayehks

Hey, it's awesomely thousand.  Beers have been made out of this.  A thousand at least I can tell perhaps.  And I can't still find that beer.  "Hey beer sneer, wheeere are you now...?  Oh dear... B B B B Baby Thousand ampersand babies...no no no .. It's a thousand beess... No No, no no no.. it's Beer Thousand// A thousand beers,, Beer Thousand and, . . Dogpeace.. no, Dogfish Head...Dogfish Head. Yeah, it is Dogfish Head and Beer Thousand.. Oh dear, beer... Must be something that's been thought out to share something awesome once again. B b Bb BBob,, Bob your head into thiss live recprding. Yes it is a collection of Guided By Voices' live performance that features songs from the album Bee Thousand... Yeah! .. and they do sound great as always... GBV! GBV GBV! ...



Sunday, May 24, 2015


Lately the Latest Salty Salute
by Ryecks

It's like riding inside a freight train.  And at the moment it's a treat before lunch or something.  Like listening to a sampler promotional album from the speakers or some headphones or something somewhere.  But it's just a set of music I continuously follow from time to time.

"Take me to your leader, I am your leader, Yolita." Up and up and up.

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