3 Awesome Guided By Voices Videos

June 13, 2008 at 10:48 am 3 comments

Proving that I have nothing to write about yet, or have been lacking the will to write – I present the best Guided By Voices videos on Youtube!

First off – “My Valuable Hunting Knife.” This isn’t the version from Alien Lanes, it is the 7″ single version, also available on the Tigerbomb EP (7″ only) or on the Hardcore UFO’s boxset.

This video is great and reminiscent of older REM videos to me, random footage intercut with the band on a stage, playing the song. Sort of like “What’s the Frequency Kenneth.”

Look for: The Pollard bow @ :42, the “presenting items to the camera ala “It’s the End of the World as we Know It” @ :50 and 1:30, and a super high kick @ 2:07.

Next, it’s an awkward Matt Pinfield interview from 1996 on 120 Minutes!

This is off their tour of “Under the Bushes, Under the Stars.” Watch for a “Back to Saturn X” comment by Pollard, which is an awesome, obscure GBV song with an excellent write-up right here.

Finally – this last video almost brings me to tears and goosebumps. It is “Game of Pricks” live at Guided By Voices’ last show in Dayton, Ohio. This is one of the most played songs for all of GBV’s live shows – and the energy in this live version is bounced back from the audience singing along and it is electric and amazing and awesome.

Entry filed under: drinking, General Blabbing, Guided By Voices, High Kicks, Uncle Bob, Youtube.

too amazing for words I’ve thought about it…


  • 1. melissalion  |  June 13, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    You just wrote 400 words. Lacking the will to write…please.

  • 2. Kiala  |  June 15, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Oh thank you for that interview!

    I am two more dinners away from getting Dave Allen to arrange a Pollard meeting. If it happens, you have to be there.

  • 3. Robert  |  June 15, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    If that happens, I’m flying up there! ARGHRAHGAGRHAR~!

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