Guided by Voices Starter Pack Vol. 2 (1994-1995)

I am going to convert you. By the end of this series of starter packs, you are going to love Guided by Voices as much as I do. I listen to these songs and get chills. I listen to these songs and get weepy. Pollard & Co. changed my life, they were a key that opened my heart to a whole new pattern of art-thought.

Starter Pack Vol. 2 focuses on the arguably most condensed era of GbV, 1994 to 1995, when they released the monumental works Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes. Also included is King Shit & the Golden Boys (which is basically tracks that didn't make it on Bee Thousand) and a few EPs.

While we're at it, honestly, you should check out the 33 1/3 on Bee Thousand cuz it's nuts. Not only is it music journalism at its finest, it's also a god damn manifesto. POWERFUL STUFF.

Because of licensing reasons surrounding mixes that contain only one band, Mixcloud won't allow me to post my radio-ready version of this playlist, but whateverrrr here it is on Spotify.

Guided by Voices Starter Pack Vol. 2 (1994-1995)

  1. We've Got Airplanes
  2. Planet's Own Brand
  3. Evil Speakers
  4. A Good Flying Bird
  5. Buzzards and Dreadful Crows
  6. Postal Blowfish
  7. Ex-Supermodel
  8. Hot Freaks
  9. Dust Devil
  10. Yours to Keep
  11. Mincer Ray
  12. Closer You Are
  13. Demons Are Real
  14. I Am a Scientist
  15. Gold Star for Robot Boy
  16. Little Whirl
  17. Peep-Hole
  18. Awful Bliss
  19. Gold Hick
  20. Kicker of Elves
  21. A Salty Salute
  22. Dodging Invisible Rays
  23. Scalding Creek
  24. Motor Away
  25. The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory
  26. My Son Cool
  27. Queen of Cans and Jars
  28. They're Not Witches
  29. Strawdogs
  30. Big Chief Chinese Restaurant
  31. Hardcore UFO's
  32. King and Caroline
  33. Tractor Rape Chain
  34. A Big Fan of the Pigpen
  35. My Valuable Hunting Knife

I designed the mix's artwork using imagery from the New York Public Library. I love you, NYPL, thanks for releasing your archives into the public domain!