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Guided by Voices discography

Guided by Voices performing at Mississippi Nights in 2004.
Releases
Studio albums 21/22[1]
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 6
EPs 17
Singles 39
Video albums 7
Soundtracks 7
Box sets 5
Books 2

The Guided by Voices discography includes dozens of releases, both official and unofficial. Only the official releases credited specifically to the band are documented below. Robert Pollard, the main creative force behind the band, is an extremely prolific songwriter, having written or co-written more than 1,600 songs, with over 500 of them released under the Guided by Voices moniker.[2]

In addition to official Guided by Voices albums, there have been numerous official singles, extended plays, split releases and compilations, as well as three box-sets of previously unreleased material known as "Suitcases" that each contain four CDs with twenty-five tracks each, for a total of 100 songs per release.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[3]
US–HS
[3]
US–IN
[3]
1987 Devil Between My Toes
  • Released: 15 February 1987
  • Label: Schwa (GBV0001)
  • Format: LP
1987 Sandbox
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Halo (#1)
  • Format: LP
1989 Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Halo (#2)
  • Format: LP
1990 Same Place the Fly Got Smashed
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Rocket #9 (OX846)
  • Format: LP
1992 Propeller
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Rockathon Records (#001)
  • Format: LP
1993 Vampire on Titus
1994 Bee Thousand
  • Released: 21 June 1994
  • Label: Scat Records (#35)
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD
1995 Alien Lanes
  • Released: 4 April 1995
  • Label: Matador Records (OLE 123)
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD
1996 Under the Bushes Under the Stars
  • Released: 26 March 1996
  • Label: Matador Records (OLE 161)
  • Format: LP + 12", Cassette, CD
1996 Tonics & Twisted Chasers
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Rockathon Records (#002)
  • Format: LP
1997 Mag Earwhig!
  • Released: 20 May 1997
  • Label: Matador Records (OLE 241)
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD
1999 Do the Collapse
  • Released: 3 August 1999
  • Label: TVT Records (TVT-1980)
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD
2001 Isolation Drills
  • Released: 10 April 2001
  • Label: TVT (TVT 2160)
  • Format: LP, CD
168 6
2002 Universal Truths and Cycles
  • Released: 18 June 2002
  • Label: Matador (OLE 547)
  • Format: LP, CD
160 10
2003 Earthquake Glue
  • Released: 19 August 2003
  • Label: Matador (OLE 574)
  • Format: LP, CD
193 12 8
2004 Half Smiles of the Decomposed
  • Released: 24 August 2004
  • Label: Matador (OLE 612)
  • Format: LP, CD
16 22
2012 Let's Go Eat the Factory
  • Released: 1 January 2012
  • Label: Guided by Voices Inc. (GBVI-16) / Fire Records (UK) (FIRECD248/FIRELP248)
  • Format: LP, CD
8 35
2012 Class Clown Spots a UFO
  • Released: 11 June 2012
  • Label: Guided by Voices Inc. (GBVI-22) / Fire Records (UK) (FIRECD249/FIRELP249)
  • Format: LP, CD
12
2012 The Bears for Lunch
  • Released: 13 November 2012
  • Label: Guided by Voices Inc. (GBVI-27) / Fire Records (UK) FIRECD259/FIRELP259
  • Format: LP, CD
9
2013 English Little League
  • Released: 30 April 2013
  • Label: Guided by Voices Inc. (GBVI-34) / Fire Records (UK) (FIRECDP294/FIRELP294) / Bad Paintings (FBP001)
  • Format: LP, CD, Cassette
2014 Motivational Jumpsuit
  • Released: 18 February 2014
  • Label: Guided by Voices Inc. (GBVI-45) / Fire Records (UK) (FIRECD337/FIRELP337)
  • Format: LP, CD
2014 Cool Planet
  • Released: 13 May 2014
  • Label: Guided by Voices Inc. (GBVI-50) / Fire Records (UK) (FIRECD355/FIRELP355)
  • Format: LP, CD

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details
1986 Forever Since Breakfast
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: I Wanna (605058X)
  • Format: 12" EP
1993 The Grand Hour
1993 Static Airplane Jive
1994 Get Out of My Stations
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Siltbreeze (SB 028)
  • Format: 7" EP
1994 Fast Japanese Spin Cycle
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Engine (VROOM-07)
  • Format: 7" EP, CD EP
1994 Clown Prince of the Menthol Trailer
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Domino (RUG 11)
  • Format: 7" EP, CD EP
1994 I Am a Scientist
  • Released: 15 October 1994
  • Label: Scat Records (#38)
  • Format: 7" EP, CD EP
1995 Tigerbomb
  • Released: 14 November 1995
  • Label: Matador Records (OLE 168-7)
  • Format: 7" EP
1996 Sunfish Holy Breakfast
  • Released: 19 November 1996
  • Label: Matador Records (OLE 185)
  • Format: 12" EP, CD EP
1996 Plantations of Pale Pink
  • Released: 19 November 1996
  • Label: Matador Records (OLE 208-7)
  • Format: 7" EP
1997 Wish in One Hand…
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Jass Records (J001)
  • Format: 7" EP
1999 Plugs for the Program
  • Released: 3 December 1999
  • Label: TVT Records (TVT 1983-2)
  • Format: CD EP
2000 Hold on Hope
  • Released: 7 March 2000
  • Label: TVT Records (TVT 1985-2)
  • Format: CD EP
2000 Dayton, Ohio – 19 Something and 5
  • Released: 2 April 2000
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#5)
  • Format: 7" EP
2001 Daredevil Stamp Collector: Do The Collapse B-sides
  • Released: 30 March 2001
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#10)
  • Format: 12" EP
2002 The Pipe Dreams of Instant Prince Whippet
  • Released: 17 September 2002
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#24)
  • Format: 12" EP, CD EP
2013 Down by the Racetrack
  • Released: 22 January 2013
  • Label: Guided by Voices Inc. (GBVI-28)
  • Format: 7" EP, CD EP

Split EPs[edit]

Year Split Details Songs
1996 Superchunk/Guided by Voices [4]
  • Released: 1996 (Australia)
  • Label: Fellaheen (JACK 046-2)
  • Format: CD EP
  • Total length: 16:06
  1. Superchunk – "A Small Definition" – 4:01
  2. Superchunk – "Her Royal Fisticuffs" – 3:37
  3. Superchunk – "The Mine Has Been Returned to the Original Owner" – 3:27
  4. Guided by Voices – "Delayed Reaction Brats" – 1:07
  5. Guided by Voices – "He's the Uncle" – 1:38
  6. Guided by Voices – "Key Losers" – 2:16
1997 8 Rounds: GVSB vs GBV [5]
  • Released: 1 July 1997
  • Label: Radiopaque Recordings (RR013)
  • Format: CD EP
  • Total length: 24:19
  1. Girls Against Boys – "Learned It" – 3:42
  2. Girls Against Boys – "Vera Cruz" – 4:31
  3. Girls Against Boys – "Disco 666" – 2:43
  4. Girls Against Boys – "Kill the Sexplayer" – 3:55
  5. Guided by Voices – "Unleashed! The Large-Hearted Boy" [Live] – 1:58
  6. Guided by Voices – "Motor Away" [Live] – 2:22
  7. Guided by Voices – "My Valuable Hunting Knife" [Live] – 2:08
  8. Guided by Voices – "Shocker in Gloomtown/Some Drilling Implied" [Live] – 3:00
2001 Selective Service [6]
  • Released: 10 December 2001
  • Fading Captain Series (#16)
  • Format: CD EP
  • Total length: 28:10
  1. Guided by Voices – "Dayton, Ohio–19 Something and 5" [Live] – 2:56
  2. Guided by Voices – "Travels" – 2:00
  3. Guided by Voices – "No Welcome Wagons" – 2:00
  4. Guided by Voices – "Selective Service" – 1:54
  5. Airport 5 – "Total Exposure" – 4:05
  6. Airport 5 – "Cold War Water Sports" – 3:26
  7. Airport 5 – "The Wheel Hits the Path (Quite Soon)" – 1:27
  8. Airport 5 – "Stifled Man Casino" – 3:18
  9. Airport 5 – "Peroxide" – 1:42
  10. Airport 5 – "Eskimo Clockwork" – 1:23
  11. Airport 5 – "In the Brain" [Bonus track] – 3:59

Singles[edit]

Year Song/Single Details Album
1995 "Motor Away"
  • Released: 6 June 1995
  • Label: Matador Records (OLE 148-7)
  • Format: 7" Single
Alien Lanes
1996 "The Official Ironmen Rally Song"
  • Released: 27 February 1996
  • Label: Matador Records (OLE 184-7/OLE 184-2)
  • Format: 7" Single, CD Single
Under the Bushes Under the Stars
1996 "Cut-Out Witch"
  • Released: 17 June 1996
  • Label: Matador Records (OLE 218-7)
  • Format: 7" Single (Picture Disc)
1997 "Bulldog Skin"
  • Released: 6 May 1997
  • Label: Matador Records (OLE 217-7/OLE 217-2)
  • Format: 7" Single, CD Single
Mag Earwhig!
1997 "I Am a Tree"
  • Released: 29 July 1997
  • Label: Matador Records (OLE 264-7/OLE 264-2)
  • Format: 7" Single, CD Single
1999 "Surgical Focus"
  • Released: 22 June 1999
  • Label: TVT Records (TVT-1981-7)
  • Format: 7" Single
Do the Collapse
1999 "Teenage FBI"
  • Released: 28 September 1999
  • Label: Creation (UK) (CRES 325/CRESCD 325)
  • Format: 7" Single, CD Single
1999 "Hold on Hope"
  • Released: 1 November 1999
  • Label: Creation (UK) (CRES 328)
  • Format: 7" Single
2001 "Chasing Heather Crazy"
  • Released: 13 March 2001
  • Label: TVT Records (2162)
  • Format: 7" Single
Isolation Drills
2001 "Glad Girls"
  • Released: 9 July 2001
  • Label: TVT Records (020412)
  • Format: 7" Single
2002 "Back to the Lake"
  • Released: 21 May 2002
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#20) / Matador (OLE 564-2)
  • Format: 7" Single, CD Single (released 19 August 2002)
Universal Truths and Cycles
2002 "Cheyenne"
  • Released: 21 May 2002
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#21)
  • Format: 7" Single
2002 "Everywhere with Helicopter"
  • Released: 21 May 2002
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#22) / Matador (OLE 552-2)
  • Format: 7" Single, CD Single (released 3 June 2002)
2002 "Universal Truths and Cycles"
  • Released: 21 May 2002
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#23)
  • Format: 7" Single
2003 "My Kind of Soldier"
  • Released: 29 July 2003
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#28)
  • Format: 7" Single
Earthquake Glue
2003 "The Best of Jill Hives"
  • Released: 23 September 2003
  • Label: Matador Records (OLE 598-2)
  • Format: CD Single
2011 "We Won't Apologize for the Human Race" / "The Unsinkable Fats Domino"
  • Released: 22 November 2011
  • Label: Matador Records (OLE-973-7)
  • Format: 7" Single
Let's Go Eat the Factory
2011 "Doughnut for a Snowman"
  • Released: 28 November 2011
  • Label: Fire Records (UK) (BLAZE45188)
  • Format: 7" Single
2012 "Chocolate Boy"
  • Released: 17 January 2012
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-17)
  • Format: 7" Single
2012 "Keep It In Motion"
  • Released: 20 March 2012
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-18) / Fire Records (UK) (BLAZE45190)
  • Format: 7" Single
Class Clown Spots a UFO
2012 "Jon The Croc"
  • Released: 17 April 2012
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-20) / Fire Records (UK) (BLAZE45191)
  • Format: 7" Single
2012 "Class Clown Spots a UFO"
  • Released: 15 May 2012
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-21) / Fire Records (UK) (BLAZE45192)
  • Format: 7" Single
2012 "White Flag"
  • Released: 29 October 2012
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-24) / Fire Records (UK) (BLAZE45203)
  • Format: 7" Single
The Bears for Lunch
2012 "Everywhere is Miles From Everywhere"
  • Released: 29 October 2012
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-25) / Fire Records (UK) (BLAZE45202)
  • Format: 7" Single
2012 "Hangover Child"
  • Released: 29 October 2012
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-26) / Fire Records (UK) (BLAZE45201)
  • Format: 7" Single
2013 "Flunky Minnows"
  • Released: 19 February 2013
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-29)
  • Format: 7" Single
English Little League
2013 "Islands (She Talks In Rainbows)"
  • Released: 5 March 2013
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-30)
  • Format: 7" Single
2013 "Trash Can Full Of Nails"
  • Released: 19 March 2013
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-31)
  • Format: 7" Single
2013 "Xeno Pariah"
  • Released: 2 April 2013
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-32)
  • Format: 7" Single
2013 "Noble Insect"
  • Released: 16 April 2013
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-33)
  • Format: 7" Single
2014 "Save The Company"
  • Released: 21 January 2014
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-40)
  • Format: 7" Single
Motivational Jumpsuit
2014 "Vote For Me Dummy"
  • Released: 21 January 2014
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-41)
  • Format: 7" Single
2014 "Alex And The Omegas"
  • Released: 21 January 2014
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-42)
  • Format: 7" Single
2014 "The Littlest League Possible" / "Jupiter Spin"
  • Released: 21 January 2014
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-43)
  • Format: 7" Single
2014 "Planet Score" / "Zero Elasticity"
  • Released: 21 January 2014
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-44)
  • Format: 7" Single
2014 "Authoritarian Zoo"
  • Released: 29 April 2014
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-46)
  • Format: 7" Single
Cool Planet
2014 "Males Of Wormwood Mars"
  • Released: 29 April 2014
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-47)
  • Format: 7" Single
2014 "Table At Fool’s Tooth"
  • Released: 29 April 2014
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-48)
  • Format: 7" Single
2014 "All American Boy"
  • Released: 29 April 2014
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-49)
  • Format: 7" Single

Split singles[edit]

Year Split Details Songs
1993 GBV / Jenny Mae Leffel[7]
  • A1: Guided by Voices – "If We Wait" (Robert Pollard)
  • B1: Jenny Mae Leffel – "Red Chair"
1994 GBV / Grifters[8]
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Now Sound (NOW #2)
  • Format: 7" Single
  • A1: Guided by Voices – "Hey Mr. Soundman" (R. Pollard, Tobin Sprout)
  • A2: Guided by Voices – "Announcers and Umpires" (R. Pollard)
  • A3: Guided by Voices – "Evil Speaker B" (Jim Pollard)
  • A4: Guided by Voices – "Uncle Dave" (R. Pollard)
  • B1: Grifters – "I'm Drunk" (Grifters)
1994 GBV / Belreve[9]
  • A1: Belreve – "The Sulk King"
  • B1: Guided by Voices – "Always Crush Me" (R. Pollard)
1995 GBV / New Radiant Storm King[9]
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Chunk (CH4520)
  • Format: 7" Single
  • A1: Guided by Voices – "The Opposing Engineer (Sleeps Alone)" (New Radiant Storm King)
  • B1: New Radiant Storm King – "I Am a Scientist" (R. Pollard)
1997 GBV / Cobra Verde[9]
  • Released: 10 March 1997
  • Label: Wabana Records (ORE 10)
  • Format: 7" Single
  • A1: Guided by Voices – "Aim Correctly" (R. Pollard)
  • A2: Guided by Voices – "Orange Jacket" (R. Pollard)
  • B1: Cobra Verde – "Terrorist"
2002 GBV / Sin Sin 77[9]
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Devil in the Woods (#53)
  • Format: 7" Single
  • A1: Guided by Voices – "Cheyenne" [Live] (R. Pollard)
  • B1: Sin Sin 77 – "Radio"

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details
2007 Live from Austin, TX[10]

Box sets[edit]

Year Album details
1995 Box
2000 Suitcase: Failed Experiments and Trashed Aircraft
  • Released: 17 October 2000
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#6)
  • Format: 4 CDs
2003 Hardcore UFOs: Revelations, Epiphanies and Fast Food in the Western Hemisphere
2005 Suitcase 2: American Superdream Wow
  • Released: 4 October 2005
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#37)
  • Format: 4 CDs
2009 Suitcase 3: Up We Go Now
  • Released November 3, 2009
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-8)
  • Format: 4 CDs

Compilation albums[edit]

Briefcase, Briefcase 2 and Briefcase 3 are single-disc compilations, selected respectively from Suitcase, Suitcase 2 and Suitcase 3, each of which is a 4-disc box-set.

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US–HS
[3]
US–IN
[3]
2000 Briefcase (Suitcase Abridged: Drinks and Deliveries)
  • Released: 17 October 2000
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#7)
  • Format: LP
2003 The Best of Guided by Voices: Human Amusements at Hourly Rates 39 26
2005 Briefcase 2 (Suitcase 2 Abridged – The Return of Milko Waif)
  • Released: 4 October 2005
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#38)
  • Format: LP
2007 Crickets: Best of the Fading Captain Series 1999–2007
  • Released: 29 May 2007
  • Label: Fading Captain Series (#44)
  • Format: 2 CDs
2009 Briefcase 3 (Suitcase 3 Abridged – Cuddling Bozo's Octopus)
  • Released: 3 November 2009
  • Label: Guided By Voices Inc. (GBVI-9)
  • Format: LP
2010 Metro: The Official Bootleg Series, Volume 1
  • Released: 25 July 2010
  • Format: CD

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Album details Track details
1996 Brain Candy Soundtrack
1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Album
  • Released: 19 October 1999
  • Label: TVT Records (8300)
  • Format: CD
  • #2 - "Teenage FBI" (R. Pollard)
2000 Crime and Punishment in Suburbia Soundtrack
  • Released: 22 August 2000
  • Label: Milan Records (73138 35909-2)
  • Format: CD
  • #12 - "Learning to Hunt" (R. Pollard)
2001 Dean Quixote: The Soundtrack to the Film
  • #3 - "If We Wait" (R. Pollard)
2002 ESPN's Ultimate X: The Movie Soundtrack
  • #5 - "Skills Like This" (R. Pollard)
2002 Scrubs Soundtrack
  • Released: 24 September 2002
  • Label: Hollywood Records (162353)
  • Format: CD
  • #8 - "Hold on Hope" (R. Pollard)
2006 Beer League Soundtrack
  • #3 - "Bulldog Skin" (R. Pollard)
  • #9 - "Girls of Wild Strawberries" (R. Pollard)

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details
1996 Live at the Whisky a Go Go
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Rockathon Records
  • Format: VHS
2003 Watch Me Jumpstart
2000 The Who Went Home and Cried
  • Released: 2000
  • Label:
  • Format: VHS
2002 Some Drinking Implied
  • Released: 12 October 2002
  • Label: Rockathon Records
  • Format: DVD
2003 Watch Me Jumpstart: Expanded Version
  • Released: 4 November 2003
  • Label: Matador (OLE 596)
  • Format: DVD
2005 The Electrifying Conclusion
  • Released: 15 November 2005
  • Label: Plexifilm
  • Format: DVD
2007 Live from Austin, TX

Books[edit]

  • Guided by Voices: A Brief History — Twenty-One Years of Hunting Accidents in The Forests of Rock and Roll
  • Bee Thousand
    • Written by Marc Woodworth and published by Continuum Books in 2006, this book is about the 1994 album Bee Thousand.[13] The book explores the unusual production of the album, the lyrics of Robert Pollard, and the influence the album has had.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Since the album Tonics & Twisted Chasers was originally released only to the GBV fan club, it is often not counted among the GBV studio albums.
  2. ^ "Robert Pollard". GBVDB – Guided by Voices Database. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
    • 1,101 songs credited as "Songwriter" + 547 as "Co-Songwriter" = 1,648 songs in total; 539 credited to Guided by Voices
  3. ^ a b c d e "Artist Chart History – Guided by Voices". Billboard.com (Nielsen Company). Retrieved 2008-09-04. 
  4. ^ "Superchunk/Guided By Voices [Split]". GBVDB – Guided by Voices Database. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  5. ^ "8 Rounds: GVSB vs GBV [Split]". GBVDB – Guided by Voices Database. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  6. ^ "Guided By Voices & Airport 5 - Selective Service [Split, Bonus Tracks]". GBVDB – Guided by Voices Database. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  7. ^ "Guided By Voices/Jenny Mae Leffel [Split]". GBVDB – Guided by Voices Database. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  8. ^ "Guided By Voices/Grifters [Split]". GBVDB – Guided by Voices Database. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Guided By Voices/Belreve [Split]". GBVDB – Guided by Voices Database. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  10. ^ "Live From Austin, TX [Live]". GBVDB – Guided by Voices Database. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  11. ^ a b c "Guided By Voices: A Brief History: Twenty-One Years Of Hunting Accidents In The Forests Of Rock And Roll (By James Greer)". GBVDB – Guided by Voices Database. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  12. ^ "Jim Greer". GBVDB – Guided by Voices Database. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  13. ^ a b "Bee Thousand (By Marc Woodworth)". GBVDB – Guided by Voices Database. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 

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