Guided by Voices - Mag Earwhig (2LP/Jan 26th/very limited)

Guided by Voices - Mag Earwhig (2LP/Jan 26th/very limited)


Jan 26th. 1997's Mag Earwhig! served as the first Guided By Voices album released after the dissolution of their classic line-up and finds Robert Pollard and Tobin Sprout backed by Cobra Verde. It's a conceptual rock opera inspired by the Who's Tommy, the Pretty Things' S.F. Sorrow, Genesis' The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, and the Edgar Broughton Band's Wasa Wasa. Pollard is the main character in this sprawling narrative, an insectile cartoon figure named the Magnificent Earwhig, who interacts with a wild cast of characters in songs evoking nostalgiac memories of an Ohio boyhood, starting one's first band, and inhaling American roadside pop culture. Despite the progressive conceptual 70's mindset, the record is still a collection of beautifully twisted pop songs and can be listened to as either an opera or just a series of rock arias. Free shipping available to St. John's/Toronto for pickup only.

01 Can't Hear The Revolution

02 Sad If I Lost It

03 I Am A Tree

04 The Old Grunt

05 Bulldog Skin

06 Are You Faster?

07 I Am Produced

08 Knock 'Em Flyin'

09 Not Behind The Fighter Jet

10 Choking Tara

11 Hollow Creek

12 Portable Men's Society

13 Little Lines

14 Learning To Hunt

15 The Finest Joke Is Upon Us

16 Ma

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