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« Feb 5, 2019 16:58:12 GMT »
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Karl, how do you rate the reunion albums with the "classic" GBV line up?

Just stuck Lets Go Eat The Factory
 and so far, it's actually pretty bad.  Having said that, if there's one thing I've learnt, it's not to judge a GBV record after 1 listen.  My first time going through Bee Thousand I thought it was just a pile of steaming lo-fi shite but it's probably my favourite GBV record now.


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« Feb 5, 2019 17:05:15 GMT »
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Let's Go To The Factory isn't one of my favs. It's OK, I love The Unsinkable Fats Domino, such a tune. I also like Doughnut for A Snowman & Chocolate Boy from there.

They are very hit and miss, probably because Pollard was releasing near a 100 songs a year around that time under his various guises. The Bears for Lunch I think is a terrific record, plus Space Gun from last year I thought was outstanding. The rest of the output from 2011 onwards is a complete mixed bag. A band tailor-made for making playlists for.

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« Feb 6, 2019 11:39:34 GMT »
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So, Let's Go Eat The Factory, had my 4th listen through this morning and got 6 tracks from it which I like quite a bit.

Doughnut For A Snowman - apparently this was originally written as a jingle for a doughnut company?
The Unsinkable Fats Domino - perhaps my favourite song title ever.
Imperial Racehorsing
Waves
Chocolate Boy
We Won't Apologize For The Human Race

Moving onto The Bears For Lunch for the next couple of days while I'll still dip in and out of Factory.  Having now digested 9 albums, my playlist is upto 61 tracks.

Also, I had another go of Isolation Drills this morning and absolutely loved Brides Have Hit Glass, which didn't really grab me the last time I listened to that album.



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« Feb 6, 2019 14:44:01 GMT »
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pretty good book that came out last year about his career


Fun fact, Bob got the title Teenage FBI from his school teaching days. He was at work following a night on the piss watching rock bands & had a rotten hangover - the pupils would not stop asking him questions that day to which he replied "What are you, the Teenage FBI?" & he decided to use it as a title.

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Aye, think my missus is getting me that for my birthday! Her and the kids have been the losers (or winners; depends how you look at it) with this new found GBV obsession because they are exposed to so much of their music now 'cos I have it on at home whenever I get the chance. Although, I think my daughter might actually like some it. Last night while I was cooking, Unleashed! Large-Hearted Boy came on and she was dancing around the kitchen telling me; "This is a good party, Dad!".

Also, I watched the Watch Me Jumpstart documentary earlier. Didn't realize it was so short but it's good viewing for sure.

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« Feb 6, 2019 15:07:38 GMT »
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Yeah nice little doc. For bedroom rock stars like ourselves Bob is very inspiring.

I get moaned at on a daily basis when the other half comes home "Fuck sake GBV AGAIN?" :D

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« Feb 6, 2019 15:47:03 GMT »
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Been looking for some live stuff on YouTube and this is fantastic:



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« Feb 6, 2019 15:55:30 GMT »
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I've watched this about a 100 times :D I also watch the pitchfork fest performances of Gold Star For Robot Boy & Game of Pricks on an almost daily basis. There isn't a great deal of awesome live footage out there tbh

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It's so good. Only other live performance I've found and really enjoyed is this:




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« Feb 9, 2019 17:13:55 GMT via mobile »
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There are some absolutely BELTING tracks on The Bears For Lunch.

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« Feb 10, 2019 6:18:32 GMT »
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Hell yes, there's more than half a dozen bangers on that one. Love the artwork too.

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« Feb 10, 2019 7:24:28 GMT »
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I hate you Tux, I thought I'd gotten over my GBV phase and was looking forward to spending a big chunk of this year digging deep into krautrock, but everyday I come home from work I see you've posted here then spend a good hour listening to the same GBV songs on repeat.

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« Feb 10, 2019 8:17:56 GMT via mobile »
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Haha sorry bro.

She Lives In Airport is just the fucking best!

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« Feb 10, 2019 8:39:33 GMT »
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IT'S THE DAILY POLLARD





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« Feb 12, 2019 11:26:03 GMT »
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Choosing a favourite GBV record is going to be tough.  Right now, it's hard to separate Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes & Under The Bushes Under The Stars.  But then I've also been loving Propeller, Isolation Drills & Mag Earwig!  The Bears For Lunch is also very, very good, and I hear truly wonderful things about Space Gun.

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« Feb 12, 2019 15:46:35 GMT »
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I've said it before, but that new record is getting better with every listen. THE RALLY BOYS is really doing it for me right now.

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« Feb 14, 2019 9:02:01 GMT »
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that fucking hook on chasing heavy crazy gets me every time


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« Feb 14, 2019 9:44:36 GMT »
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Tucker, have you heard this?


I always start singing Some Might Say :D

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« Feb 14, 2019 10:26:50 GMT »
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Chasing Heather Crazy is one of those songs I'd wish to never end

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I always start singing Some Might Say :D



I can see why haha. That EP has a couple of really cool tracks.

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