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I saw Guided by Voices for the first time after listening to them for 23 years. I thought I'd be disappointed, but it was by far the best concert I've ever been to. Two and half hours and 53 songs.
I understand not everyone gets them and that's fine. They're not a very serious band. They're not trying to change the world. But it's a lot of fun and, if you do like them, there are so many songs to like.
 

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I saw Guided by Voices for the first time after listening to them for 23 years. I thought I'd be disappointed, but it was by far the best concert I've ever been to. Two and half hours and 53 songs.
I understand not everyone gets them and that's fine. They're not a very serious band. They're not trying to change the world. But it's a lot of fun and, if you do like them, there are so many songs to like.
Who the fuck can remember how to play 53 different songs?
 

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Tim Heidecker on Guided By Voices:

Honestly... I actually like the piss-take song

Pollard scrapped the "classic line-up" a few years ago and brought back Doug Gillard and a few others. They're a lot better and the latest record, Warp and Woof, is great. It's a bit Mag Earwhig!/Propellor.

At the London gig, he promised to bring out at least two new Guided By Voices albums every year until he dies.
 

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I just don't get what every one sees/hears in Damian Dempsey. I don't care if he's sound.

edit. I may have mentioned this before
 

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He's always slightly off tune to my ear and his songs sorta sound like what songs written at gunpoint in national school english class would sound like. his singing uses brute force over nuance a lot and he sounds like someone playing 6am guitar at a house party.

Its kinda punk really. I don't really like him though.

 

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A lot of my punk mates like him, which baffles me. I don't like his stuff at all; his voice, his pronunciation, his lyrics. I just don't get the attraction
 

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Don't get DD myself. I would like to like it because he's doing his thing but the melodies just sound bad to me That blunt, staccato delivery it's the aural equivalent of a square peg into a round hole. The simplistic earnestness of the lyrics grates as well.
 
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His stuff is shite
Shots is a fine album and has some really powerful songs like Patience and Sing All Your Cares Away.

I love his raw passion and un selfconcious way he sings and belts thoses songs with everything he has. Have you seen Tyrannosaur?, magnificent film directed by Paddy Considine who is a DD huge fan.

 

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He's always slightly off tune to my ear and his songs sorta sound like what songs written at gunpoint in national school english class would sound like. his singing uses brute force over nuance a lot and he sounds like someone playing 6am guitar at a house party.

Its kinda punk really. I don't really like him though.

is he the fontaines dad?
He just sounds like Whipping Boy to me.
 

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