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Tremblers And Goggles By Rank

Guided By Voices

Released: 07/01/2022
Format: CD
Label: Guided By Voices Inc.
Catalog #: GBVI-115
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 1
# Tracks: 10
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Video: Lizard On The Red Brick Wall
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Original Release Info: Tremblers And Goggles By Rank marks a new phase in Robert Pollard's songwriting evolution. His songs have always included non-traditional approaches to form and song structure, but with this album, he has pushed it further than ever. While the familiar Guided By Voices pop-craft and melodic virtuosity always occupies center stage, the first-time listener will never be able to predict what's coming next in a song.

"Alex Bell" and "Focus On The Flock" are the two anchors, each one expansive and filled with rock grandeur, and both exemplifying the complex wordplay, melodies, and structures that are hallmarks of the album.

GBV's latest batch of brilliant songs ride on colorful psychedelic flourishes and brash post-punk textures that make this ten-song album a one-of-a-kind head trip. While there are hooks and earworms aplenty within, this album is a complex and kaleidoscopic journey, representing a new echelon in the Guided By Voices universe. It represents another level of songwriting and performance from the group. It plays out like an intricate and powerful collage, in a very multicolored and multi-faceted fashion; a work grand in scale and undertaking.

There are triumphant and glorious choruses, deep and dark wormholes, sinewy twists and turns, bold and theatrical bravados, massive cliffs, plateaus, peaks, and valleys—these emotional landscapes reach new and unexpected heights along the way.

Tremblers And Goggles By Rank
1.   Lizard On The Red Brick Wall 4:39
2.   Alex Bell 5:03
3.   Unproductive Funk 3:28
4.   Roosevelt's Marching Band 4:10
5.   Goggles By Rank 2:48
6.   Cartoon Fashion (Bongo Lake) 2:56
     A. All Sick Again
     B. Bongo Lake
     C. Letter Man, Better Man
     D. Bring On The Frobs
7.   Boomerang 1:54
8.   Focus On The Flock 3:13
9.   Puzzle Two 2:58
10.  Who Wants To Go Hunting? 6:17
Total Length: 37:26
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Guided By Voices Inc. - GBVI-115 [LP] (U.S.A.) 10

Album Credits
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Art Department Joe Patterson
Art Department Robert Pollard
Art Department Vince Williams
Art Management Sarah Zade-Pollard
Cover Art Robert Pollard
Layout Joe Patterson
Layout Robert Pollard
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Band Member Bobby Bare, Jr.
Band Member Doug Gillard
Band Member Kevin March
Band Member Mark Shue
Band Member Robert Pollard
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Producer Travis Harrison
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String Arrangement Doug Gillard
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Copyright 2022
Publisher Needmore Songs
Songwriter Robert Pollard
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Business Management Eric Weiss
Legal Richard Grabel
Management Amy Winslow
Management David Newgarden
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