Under the Bushes Under the Stars

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Under the Bushes Under the Stars
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 26, 1996
Recorded1995
GenreIndie rock
Length55:45 (38:01 / 17:44)
61:20 (with bonus tracks)
LabelMatador Records
ProducerJohn Shough, Doug Easley, Davis McCain, Kim Deal,[A] Steve Albini[B]
Guided by Voices chronology
Alien Lanes
(1995)
Under the Bushes Under the Stars
(1996)
Tonics & Twisted Chasers
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
NME8/10[3]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[4]
Spin6/10[5]

Under the Bushes Under the Stars is the ninth Guided by Voices album overall, and the last until 2012's Let's Go Eat the Factory[6] to feature the "classic" lineup including Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, and Kevin Fennell in addition to leader Robert Pollard. The album is noted as Guided by Voices' first stab at professionalism, being recorded in 24 track studios rather than their customary 4 track. Sessions for the album were reportedly arduous, spread as they were across at least four studios and as many sets of producers, and many titles and configurations were vetted before a final sequence was reached.

The final six tracks on the CD do not appear on the album's back cover. These tracks, which were included as a separate 12" EP in the vinyl edition, were not originally included in the completed album sequence, having been dropped from earlier proposed versions of the album, but were included at the request of Matador label executives who regretted their exclusion.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Robert Pollard unless otherwise noted.

Side A[edit]

  1. "Man Called Aerodynamics" – 2:01
  2. "Rhine Jive Click" – 1:34
  3. "Cut-Out Witch" – 3:04
  4. "Burning Flag Birthday Suit" – 2:22
  5. "The Official Ironmen Rally Song" – 2:48
  6. "To Remake the Young Flyer" (Tobin Sprout) – 1:43
  7. "No Sky" – 2:03
  8. "Bright Paper Werewolves" – 1:14
  9. "Lord of Overstock" – 2:34

Side B[edit]

  1. "Your Name Is Wild" – 2:01
  2. "Ghosts of a Different Dream" – 2:30
  3. "Acorns & Orioles" – 2:12
  4. "Look at Them" – 2:27
  5. "The Perfect Life" (Sprout) – 0:59
  6. "Underwater Explosions" – 2:02
  7. "Atom Eyes" (Sprout) – 1:42
  8. "Don't Stop Now" – 2:39
  9. "Office of Hearts" – 2:06

Side C[edit]

  1. "Big Boring Wedding" – 3:43
  2. "It's Like Soul Man" (Sprout) – 2:09
  3. "Drag Days" – 2:50

Side D[edit]

  1. "Sheetkickers" (Jim Pollard, Robert Pollard) – 3:17
  2. "Redmen and Their Wives" – 3:55
  3. "Take to the Sky" – 1:50

1998 bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Finks" – 2:28
  2. "The Finest Joke Is Upon Us" – 3:09

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ Tracks "The Official Ironmen Rally Song", "Don't Stop Now", "Big Boring Wedding", "Drag Days" and "Redmen and Their Wives" were produced by Kim Deal.[7]
  • B ^ Tracks "It's Like Soul Man" and "Sheet Kickers" were produced by Steve Albini.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Under the Bushes Under the Stars - Guided by Voices - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Under the Bushes Under the Stars". Entertainment Weekly. 29 March 1996. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  3. ^ John Mulvey. "NME.COM - GUIDED BY VOICES - Under The Bushes Under The Stars - 23/3/1996". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  4. ^ Michael Corcoran (2 February 1998). "Guided By Voices: Under The Bushes Under The Stars". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  5. ^ Guided by Voices - Under the Bushes Under the Stars
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2011-12-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ a b "Steve Albini & Kim Deal produce Guided by Voices album tracks". MTV News. 1 July 1995. Retrieved 8 December 2016.