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« May 13, 2021 15:51:16 GMT »
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I was browsing the RYM message boards and there is a GBV thread I like to pop into when they have a new record out to see what people have thought & saw someone had shared a link to a 64 song covers project which had mostly obscure Pollard numbers. Had a little look to see what their usual music sounds like & saw he had about 90 releases all in the space of about 5 years. Flicked through a ton of random tunes & he sounds like some kind of lo-fi god. 
He has a new record out this week, there's a trailer of mini clips of the songs which gives u a good taste of what he sounds like


He's selling his entire back catalogue for $5 which me & Tux have purchased.

The goal of this thread, if Tucker & anybody else accepts is to listen to all this shit. You can just stream it off bandcamp too. 

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Tucker, shall we do this? one record a day on weekdays? Seems they're in chronological order with the oldest being at the bottom of the page so I guess it would make sense to go from the start? 

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can confirm: I am more of a mad Bandcamp cunt than the son of Pollard, but I will note that there are some covers-only releases (most of them are called Writer's Block) that can't be bought and therefore aren't part of the 88 releases a few people here bought

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« May 13, 2021 16:18:42 GMT via mobile »
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I was browsing the RYM message boards and there is a GBV thread I like to pop into when they have a new record out to see what people have thought & saw someone had shared a link to a 64 song covers project which had mostly obscure Pollard numbers. Had a little look to see what their usual music sounds like & saw he had about 90 releases all in the space of about 5 years. Flicked through a ton of random tunes & he sounds like some kind of lo-fi god. 
He has a new record out this week, there's a trailer of mini clips of the songs which gives u a good taste of what he sounds like


He's selling his entire back catalogue for $5 which me & Tux have purchased.

The goal of this thread, if Tucker & anybody else accepts is to listen to all this shit. You can just stream it off bandcamp too. 

hellowhirled.bandcamp.com

Tucker, shall we do this? one record a day on weekdays? Seems they're in chronological order with the oldest being at the bottom of the page so I guess it would make sense to go from the start? 


I am so down for this. And welcome to the forum Hello Whirled.


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Hi Whirly

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can confirm: I am more of a mad Bandcamp cunt than the son of Pollard, but I will note that there are some covers-only releases (most of them are called Writer's Block) that can't be bought and therefore aren't part of the 88 releases a few people here bought
Woah! Welcome Mad_Bandcamp_Cunt. Very much looking forward to ploughing through your back catalogue. Your creativity is insanely impressive. 

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« May 13, 2021 16:32:01 GMT »
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Did you write that on your knees Karl.

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hey all. I just want you all to know this is absolutely surreal, but I'm looking forward to seeing what people I don't know think of my music

figure it's worth throwing in there that a lot of the Bandcamp stuff is about EP length. if you really wanted to, you can do a few a day. I can even devise a list of potentially helpful split points. just saying this because the five 2016 releases could easily be 1 day, or at least the first 3.

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Did you write that on your knees Karl.
I'll plough through you once I'm done.

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« May 13, 2021 16:36:01 GMT »
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Hey Whirly.

Do you like The Pains of Being Pure At Heart?

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hey all. I just want you all to know this is absolutely surreal, but I'm looking forward to seeing what people I don't know think of my music

figure it's worth throwing in there that a lot of the Bandcamp stuff is about EP length. if you really wanted to, you can do a few a day. I can even devise a list of potentially helpful split points. just saying this because the five 2016 releases could easily be 1 day, or at least the first 3.
I think one a day will be enough that me & Tucker can commit to it. 

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« May 13, 2021 16:40:17 GMT via mobile »
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This is excellent tbh. A real defining moment in our history. I look forward to Whirly becoming an established member of our community.

And Whirly (you gotta change your display name to that, its gonna stick) this must be awesome for you. We're not exactly a thriving forum with 100s of posts a day, but for your music to reach and to get some of us excited for a deep-dive, it must be a real trip for you.

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« May 13, 2021 16:41:03 GMT »
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hey Whirlz I'll join in, though I'm really not familiar with GBV - I'll just pick random releases from your bandcamp page

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hey all. I just want you all to know this is absolutely surreal, but I'm looking forward to seeing what people I don't know think of my music

figure it's worth throwing in there that a lot of the Bandcamp stuff is about EP length. if you really wanted to, you can do a few a day. I can even devise a list of potentially helpful split points. just saying this because the five 2016 releases could easily be 1 day, or at least the first 3.
I think one a day will be enough that me & Tucker can commit to it. 
ok.

I might join in, there's some really old stuff I haven't listened to in a while

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hey Whirlz I'll join in, though I'm really not familiar with GBV - I'll just pick random releases from your bandcamp page
to a certain extent, that's Russian roulette

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Hey Whirly.

Do you like The Pains of Being Pure At Heart?
not immensely familiar with them

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Starting with 2016's MORNING, which I assume was the first release. Only 11 minutes in length so I've just given this 3 back to back listens.

The bookends on this EP are superb. Fall Of Mantis is a hectic blast. Pamphlet sounds like early REM until that distorted guitar comes in and rapes your ears, cool vibe to that even if 'm not sure it all works as a whole. Everyone In Your Hands is a lovely short ballad, proper GBV vibes from this. The two that follow didn't really grab me but Whores of the Tundra is the real highlight here, lovely guitar tone, vocals work perfectly too.

My playlist of every good song recorded by everybody ever currently has 375 Bob Pollard songs in it, I've a good feeling I can find at least half that amount in this back catalogue. I'm going to score these songs as either Mad Bandcamp Cunt or Son of Pollard.

1. Fall Of Mantis - Son of Pollard
2. Pamphlet - Mad Bandcamp Cunt
3. Everyone In Your Hands - Son of Pollard
4. One Example At A Time - Mad Bandcamp Cunt
5. Public Class - Mad Bandcamp Cunt
6. Whores Of The Tundra - Son of Pollard

Current score: Bob Pollard 375 - Hello Whirled 3.


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« May 13, 2021 17:25:49 GMT via mobile »
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Nice! My comments will be coming a little later. Gotta day, I'm a fan of the artworks on these EPs and albums.

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Morning was recorded in a single day. The only song written in advance of recording was "Fall Of Mantis". I was listening to a LOT of Field Mice around that time.

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« May 13, 2021 17:38:04 GMT »
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One day? Bloody hell, if I come up with a song title in a day I'm happy. Never spent much time with Field Mice, I remember quite liking the For Keeps record which I probably haven't heard in about 15 years. Will have to give them a go.

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