Guided by Voices – Bee Thousand [ADB]

Issued Scat #35, released on Scat records in 1994, with 20 songs from the 6 piece band named Guided By Voices. “Hardcore UFOs” is Indy Rock with distortion filled guitars. These songs are definatly influenced by Pop Music ,as “Buzzards and Dreadful Crows” has vocals that sound like Rod Stewart. The songs are relatively short for non punk songs. “The Goldheart Mountain Top Queens Directory” is awesome, strong, and a well written acoustic songs, but records shittily for some reason. GBV are so awesome, sounding like Elvis Costello, Frank Zappa, and lots of other 70’s pop stars .The lyrics are nonsense, which makes GBV much different then most bands out there. They are really groovy old sounding music that just make you want to go out and dance. This album sounds like it was recorded on old equipment to accentuate the 1960s and 1970s Brit pop sounding voice of the lead singer. Another good thing about this band is when they put emphasis on the syllables that aren’t usually stressed. GBV has a myriad of sounds, but they are good enough to keep all the album together by keeping coherence
Rating:7/10

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