Guided By Voices

Alien Lanes

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Limited LP : Blue, green and red multi-coloured vinyl 

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Originally released on April 4, 1995, Alien Lanes served as the first Guided by Voices album to be released on Matador Records. With 28 tracks spanning the course of 41 minutes, the album would fundamentally alter the concept of what a rock and roll record could be. Bursting at the seams with classic rock bravado (“Game of Pricks”, “Closer You Are”), anthemic power pop (“My Valuable Hunting Knife”, “Motor Away”), punk (“Pimple Zoo”, “My Son Cool”), psychedelic experimentalism (“Ex-Supermodel”, “Alright”), and tape-warped ballads ( “King And Caroline”, “Blimps Go 90”, “Chicken Blows”) Alien Lanes dips and dives between genres and moods with breakneck efficiency and a remarkable amount of intellect and emotion bolstered by the abstract poetry of songwriter and front-man Bob Pollard.

“A brilliant collection of songs whose importance feels predestined.” - Rolling Stone

“The gold standard in intoxicated-visionary psych-pop scrapbook-ing... your first exposure to this band changes you forever.” – Stereogum

“The greatest post-modern classic rock album ever made.” – Pitchfork

“Genius, loon or mystical union of both, Pollard’s consistent songsmith-ery and charisma are joys to behold.” - Magnet

  1. A Salty Salute
  2. Evil Speakers
  3. Watch Me Jumpstart
  4. They're Not Witches
  5. As We Go Up, We Go Down
  6. (I Wanna Be A) Dumbcharger
  7. Game Of Pricks
  8. The Ugly Vision
  9. A Good Flying Bird
  10. Cigarette Tricks
  11. Pimple Zoo
  12. Big Chief Chinese Restaurant
  13. Closer You Are
  14. Auditorium
  15. Motor Away
  16. Hit
  17. My Valuable Hunting Knife
  18. Gold Hick
  19. King And Caroline
  20. Striped White Jets
  21. Ex-Supermodel
  22. Blimps Go 90
  23. Strawdogs
  24. Chicken Blows
  25. Little Whirl
  26. My Son Cool
  27. Always Crush Me
  28. Alright