Closer You Are

Closer You Are

Closer You Are is the first book to take an in-depth look at the man behind it all, with interviews conducted by the author with Pollard's friends, family, and bandmates, along with unfettered access to Pollard himself and his extensive ...

Author: Matthew Cutter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306825774

Category: Music

Page: 368

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The authorized biography of Robert Pollard, indie rock icon and founder of the music group Guided By Voices Robert Pollard has been a staple of the indie rock scene since the early '80s, along with his band Guided By Voices. Pollard was a longtime grade school teacher who toiled endlessly on his music, finding success only after adopting a do-it-yourself approach, relying on lo-fi home recordings for much of his and his band's career. A prolific artist, Pollard continues to churn out album after album, much to the acclaim of critics and his obsessive and devoted fans. But his story has never been faithfully told in its entirety. Until now. Author Matthew Cutter is a longtime friend of Pollard and, with Pollard's blessing, he's set out to tell the whole, true story of Guided By Voices. Closer You Are is the first book to take an in-depth look at the man behind it all, with interviews conducted by the author with Pollard's friends, family, and bandmates, along with unfettered access to Pollard himself and his extensive archives. Robert Pollard has had an amazing and seemingly endless career in rock music, but he's also established himself as a consummate artist who works on his own terms. Now fans can at long last learn the full story behind one of America's greatest living songwriters.
Categories: Music

Barnstorming Ohio

Barnstorming Ohio

These works were mostly literally and sometimes also figuratively influential to this book: Abernathy, Penelope Muse. ... What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia. ... Closer You Are: The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided By Voices.

Author: David Giffels

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306846380

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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An on-the-ground look at the diverse challenges facing Ohio, in light of its national significance as the state that has aligned with presidential election winners more than any other -- from an award-winning author and essayist dubbed "the Bard of Akron" (New York Times). The question of America's identity has rarely been more urgent than now, and no American place has ever been more reflective of that identity than Ohio. David Giffels, a lifelong resident of the "bellwether" state, has spent a quarter century writing and thinking about what it means to live in what he calls "an all-American buffet, an uncannily complete everyplace." With Cleveland as the end of the North, Cincinnati as the beginning of the South, Youngstown as the end of the East, and Hicksville (yes, Hicksville) as the beginning of the Midwest, Ohio offers important insight into the state of the nation. As a historic 2020 presidential election approaches, Barnstorming Ohio is Giffels' account of a year on Ohio's roads, visiting people and places that offer valuable reflections of the national questions and concerns, as well as astounding electoral clairvoyance -- since 1896, Ohio has accurately chosen the winner in twenty-nine of thirty-one presidential elections, more than any other state. With lyricism and a native's keen eye, Barnstorming Ohio takes readers into the living room of a man whose life was upended just shy of retirement by General Motors' shutdown of its Lordstown assembly plant. It offers an exclusive view into the presidential campaign of Ohio Democratic hopeful Tim Ryan. It takes us into the sodden soybean fields of farmers struggling to outlast the dual punch of a protracted trade war and historic rainfall, and to an indie rock music festival in Dayton a week after a mass shooting there. We enter the otherworld of long-dormant shopping malls as Amazon transforms them into vast new fulfillment centers. On the lighter side, Giffels makes a "beer run" into Ohio's booming craft brewing industry and revisits the legend (and the bird-nest toupee) of Jim Traficant, a larger-than-life Ohio politician whom many have called the "proto-Trump." In a year when Americans are seeking answers, Barnstorming Ohio offers rare and carefully nuanced access to the people who have always held them.
Categories: Political Science

33 1 3 Revolutions Per Minute

33 1 3 Revolutions Per Minute

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Appleford, Stephen. Rip This Joint: The Stories behind Every Song. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2000. Atkins, John. The Who on Record. ... Closer You Are: The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices.

Author: Mike Segretto

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493064601

Category: Music

Page: 628

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Whether you're a lifelong collector or have only just gotten hip to the vinyl revival, navigating the vast landscape of rock albums can be a daunting prospect. Enter Mike Segretto and his mammoth 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Minute, a history of the rock LP era told through a very personal selection of nearly 700 albums. Beginning with the birth of rock and roll in the 1950s, Segretto moves through the explosive innovations of the 1960s, the classic rock and punk albums of the 1970s, the new wave classics of the 1980s, and the alternative revolution of the 1990s, always with an eye to both the iconic and the ephemeral, the failed experiments and the brilliant trailblazers. It's all here: everything from the classics (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Purple Rain, Nevermind, and countless other usual suspects) to such oddities as albums by Johnny "Guitar" Watson, P. P. Arnold, The Dentists, and Holly Golightly. Throughout, Segretto reveals the perpetual evolution of a modern art form, tracing the rock album's journey from a vehicle for singles and filler sold to kids, through its maturation into a legitimate, self-contained medium of expression by 1967, and onward to its dominance in the '70s, '80s, and '90s. Whether you read it from cover to cover, seek out specific albums, or just dip in at random and let the needle fall where it may, 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Minute is a fun, informative, and unapologetically opinionated read.
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MusicHound Rock

MusicHound Rock

Jack Richardson ) *** is significant because it was the band's first album without Bachman . ... a band than a hobby for a loose aggregation of drinking buddies , Guided By Voices is the obsession of prolific songwriter Robert Pollard .

Author: Gary Graff

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 0787610372

Category: Music

Page: 964

View: 550

A guide to rock music provides reviews and tells what to buy, what to buy next, what to avoid, and what is worth searching for
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The Secret History of Rock

The Secret History of Rock

The Most Influential Bands You've Never Heard Roni Sarig ... Robert Pollard , Guided by Voices Wire is my favorite band . They ... The record moved further away from punk and even closer to art rock by adding synths , manipulated sounds ...

Author: Roni Sarig

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022140789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Profiles influential rock musicians who are virtually unknown, including Philip Glass, Captain Beefheart, Half Japanese, and Brian Eno
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Wire

The Wire

Easier still , the first disc , Human Amusements At Hourly Rates is also available as a greatest hits CD , a beginner's guide to the work of GBV's Robert Pollard and his various bandmates over two decades . At a brisk 32 tracks , it's a ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006161516

Category: Alternative rock music

Page: 690

View: 209

Categories: Alternative rock music

Bruce Springsteen Like a Killer in the Sun Songtexte

Bruce Springsteen     Like a Killer in the Sun  Songtexte

Erste autorisierte und einzige deutsche Ausgabe von Springsteens Lyrics Bruce Springsteens Lyrics erscheinen zusammengenommen als Kapitel eines großen amerikanischen Romans, den er in den 1970ern begonnen hat und der in diesem Buch ...

Author: Leonardo Colombati

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 9783159615233

Category: Music

Page: 960

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Erste autorisierte und einzige deutsche Ausgabe von Springsteens Lyrics Bruce Springsteens Lyrics erscheinen zusammengenommen als Kapitel eines großen amerikanischen Romans, den er in den 1970ern begonnen hat und der in diesem Buch nachvollzogen wird. Kritiker halten den "Chronisten des amerikanischen Alltags" (Der Spiegel) und seine Lyrics inzwischen für ebenso wichtig für die amerikanische Literatur wie die Werke von Fitzgerald, Carver oder Whitman. Anders als Bob Dylan versteckt sich Springsteen nicht hinter immer neuen Masken, er erzählt unverstellt von dem American Dream und seinen Schattenseiten – von der Provinz, von der Flucht aus ihr und dem Sog der Freiheit, von den Chancen der Selbstsuche wie auch von Armut, Rassismus oder Polizeigewalt. Leonardo Colombati entschlüsselt überraschende Hintergründe und Einflüsse. Die Wucht von Springsteens Bildern wie auch die leisen Erschütterungen in seiner Sprache macht Heinz Rudolf Kunze in seinen kongenialen Übersetzungen erfahrbar. Das Buch bietet: • Einleitung, Biographie und Kommentare von Leonardo Colombati • 100 Songs im Original und in deutscher Übersetzung von Heinz Rudolf Kunze • umfangreiches Bonusmaterial, Diskographie u. ä.
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Option

Option

While Guided By Voices sound nothing like fIREHOSE , several of their tunes remind me of them in that the riffs , hooks ... Vocalist and guitarist Robert Pollard's voice has a sound and delivery similar to Ed Crawford's , making for ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822007539265

Category: Music

Page: 860

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Categories: Music

No Depression

No Depression

TANDY tion will always be that ruined , impossibly deep , It is a typical GBV two - and - a - half - minute pop gem To ... politics , immigration prolific Robert Pollard is retiring his sort of leg . parched acoustic blues , even French ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006161806

Category: Alternative rock music

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Categories: Alternative rock music