Superman Was a Rocker

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Superman Was A Rocker
Studio album by Robert Pollard
Released January 29, 2008
Genre Rock & Roll, Indie rock
Label Happy Jack Rock Records
Producer Robert Pollard
Robert Pollard chronology
Coast to Coast Carpet of Love
(2007)Coast to Coast Carpet of Love2007
Superman Was A Rocker
Weatherman and Skin Goddess
(2008)Weatherman and Skin Goddess2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Pitchfork Media 5.0/10 link
Pop Matters 4/10 stars link

Superman Was A Rocker is the 9th studio album from singer-songwriter Robert Pollard. It was released on January 29, 2008. It differs from Pollard's past solo albums in that it is very lo-fi in comparison to his more polished releases.

According to the Rockathon Music website:

"Robert Pollard's Superman Was A Rocker is a return to old ways for Bob. This mini-album (13 songs, 30 minutes) finds Bob using recording methods that he hasn't engaged in since the old GBV days.

Bob recently poured through a bunch of old cassette tapes of his and found some great instrumentals that he either wrote or co-wrote, and never used. He decided to go into the studio and put vocals (and melodies!) over them. The music spans a 20+ year period.

Due to the span of time and body of work from which the clips were accessed, many of the classic GBV alumni appear on this album; Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Kevin Fennell, Doug Gillard, Nate Farley."

Superman Was a Rocker marks the first LP released by Pollard's Happy Jack Rock Records label [1].

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Another Man's Blood"
  2. "Go Down First"
  3. "Back to the Farm"
  4. "Substitute Heaven"
  5. "Prince Alphabet"
  6. "You Drove the Snake Crazy"
  7. "Surveillance"
  8. "Fascination Attempt"
  9. "Love Your Spaceman"
  10. "Jumping"
  11. "St. Leroy"
  12. "Peacock"
  13. "More Hot Dogs Please"