The Book

Zeppelin Over Dayton: Guided By Voices Album By Album takes an in-depth look at GBV’s studio records, from 1987’s Devil Between My Toes to 2019’s Sweating the Plague: 32 years, 28 albums, 521 songs.

Buy the book from the following or wherever books are sold:

Amazon US  |  Amazon UK  |  Amazon Canada

“After finishing this book, you will want to experience it again.” -Tobin Sprout

Here’s a look at the book:

The Podcast

The podcast Self-Inflicted Aural Nostalgia ran from January 2018 to December 2020, covering every GBV studio album from Devil Between My Toes to Styles We Paid For. There were also several bonus episodes devoted to various aspects of the group and people who worked with the band.

 

All episodes can be listened to at YouTube.

 

Here’s one of the episodes:

 

The Band

Guided By Voices, led indefatigable singer and songwriter Robert Pollard, have been one of the most important cult bands of the past twenty-five years. After toiling for a decade in obscurity, they broke onto the scene in the early ‘90s, delivering generation and genre-defining records including 1994’s Bee Thousand and 1995’s Alien Lanes. Pollard was hailed as a genius and GBV—as they soon became known—instantly became one of the leading lights of the indie rock and alternative scenes. They signed to Matador Records, toured with Lollapalooza, and were played on MTV.

Guided By Voices later released mature masterpieces like 1999’s Do the Collapse, produced by Ric Ocasek from the Cars, and 2001’s Isolation Drills. After a break up in 2004, the band’s original lineup reunited in 2010, going on to tour and release a string of well-received records. In 2017, Pollard put together a crack new band and began releasing a string of albums which have been hailed by fans and critics as instant classics: August By Cake, Space Gun, and Warp and Woof. This lineup–featuring Doug Gillard, Kevin March, Bobby Bare Jr. and Mark Shue–is still going strong, touring all over the world and releasing new material at a dizzying rate.

The Author

I’ve been a Guided By Voices fan since hearing Vampire on Titus in 1993. The book and podcast were my way of sharing my love for GBV, as well as trying to figure out why it is that I like these guys so damn much. What makes them tick? Where did they come from? Will they ever stop? Hope you enjoyed it.

 

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