Guided By Voices ‎– Suitcase - Failed Experiments And Trashed Aircraft

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Fading Captain Series ‎– FCS6
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1-1 Styles We Paid For The Terrible Two
Bass – Greg DemosDrums – Don ThrasherGuitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:46
1-2 Standard Generator Bloodbeast
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:02
1-3 Huge On Pluto The Kissing Life
Bass – Greg DemosDrums – Jim MacPhersonGuitar – Doug GillardVocals, Guitar – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:44
1-4 Whitey Museum Bottoms Up! (You Fantastic Bastard)
Bass – Dan TooheyGuitar – Tobin SproutVocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – Toohey*, R. Pollard*, Sprout*
3:25
1-5 (The Amazing) Ben Zing* Tear It Out
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
4:27
1-6 Meat Kingdom Group Cinnamon Flavored Skulls
Backing Vocals – Tobin SproutDrums – Kevin Fennel*Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
0:35
1-7 Elf God Bunco Men
Bass – Tobin SproutDrums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar – Mitch Mitchell (2)Vocals, Guitar – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:22
1-8 Judas And The Piledrivers Bad And Rare
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:04
1-9 Eric Pretty Dorothy's A Planet
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:15
1-10 Global Witch Awakening Pluto The Skate
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:17
1-11 Magic Toe Let's Go Vike
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar – Jim PollardLead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:38
1-12 Hazzard Hotrods Sabotage
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Larry KellerGuitar – Tobin SproutRecorded By – Hazzard HotrodsVocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – Keller*, Mitchell*, R. Pollard*, Sprout*
4:26
1-13 Tax Revlon Pink Drink
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
3:09
1-14 Champion Hairpuller James Riot
Bass – Greg DemosDrums – Jim MacPhersonLead Guitar – Doug GillardVocals, Guitar – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:47
1-15 Burns Carpenter It's Easy
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
0:46
1-16 A A Bottom Dank Star Ground Control
Bass – Dan TooheyDrums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:24
1-17 Crushed Being Groovy Spring Tigers
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar – Jim PollardLead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:08
1-18 Rex Polaroyd Born On Seaweed
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:11
1-19 Monkey Business (3) Flesh Ears From June
Bass – Greg DemosDrums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:58
1-20 Ghetto Blaster (3) Driving In The U.S. Of A.
Noises – Mitch Mitchell (2)Voice – Robert PollardWritten-By – Mitchell*, R. Pollard*
1:53
1-21 Turned Up Turner My Big Day (3 Versions)
Bass [Third Version] – John ShoughDrums [Third Version] – Kevin Fennel*Guitar [First Version] – Jim PollardGuitar [Second Version], Bass [Second Version] – Tobin SproutVocals [All Versions], Guitar [Third Version], Percussion [Metal Trash Can, Second Version] – Robert PollardWritten-By – J. Pollard*, R. Pollard*
5:55
1-22 Maxwell Greenfield Have It Again
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:02
1-23 Little Bobby Pop Little Jimmy The Giant
Vocals, Guitar – Bobby Pop*Written-By – R. Pollard*
1:52
1-24 Bozo's Octopuss Taco, Buffalo, Birddog And Jesus
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar – Jim PollardGuitar, Vocals – Robert PollardLead Guitar – Steve WilburWritten-By – R. Pollard*
3:23
1-25 Mooshoo Wharf Ding Dong Daddy (Is Back From The Bank)
Instruments – Tobin SproutVocals – Robert PollardVoice [Yeah] – Pete JamisonWritten-By – R. Pollard*, Sprout*
0:38
2-1 Clinton Killingsworth Supermarket The Moon
Piano – Tobin SproutVocals, Guitar – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:12
2-2 Stingy Queens Hold On To Yesterday
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Robert PollardVocals – Mitch Mitchell (2)Written-By – Mitchell*, R. Pollard*
3:19
2-3 The Judy Plus Nine Ha Ha Man
Backing Vocals – Tobin SproutBass – Johnny StrangeDrums – Kevin Fennel*Vocals, Guitar – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*, Sprout*
1:19
2-4 Nicotine Cranes Our Value Of Luxury
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar – Jim Pollard, Tobin SproutGuitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:59
2-5 Arthur Psycho And The Trippy Warts Bug House (2 Versions)
Bass – Tobin SproutDrums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar – Mitch Mitchell (2)Guitar [Treated] – Jim O'RourkeVocals, Guitar – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
3:43
2-6 Groovy Lucifer Rainbow Billy
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:40
2-7 Approval Of Mice Shrine To The Dynamic Years (Athens Time Change Riots)
Bass – Greg DemosDrums – Jim MacPhersonLead Guitar, Backing Vocals – Doug GillardVocals, Guitar – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:56
2-8 Eric Pretty On Short Wave
Vocals, Guitar – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:48
2-9 Artrock Unicorns I Can See It In Your Eyes
Bass, Backing Vocals – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:12
2-10 Kuda Labranch Tobacco's Last Stand
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:42
2-11 Elvis Caligula Shifting Swift Is A Lift
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:17
2-12 Tabatha's Flashpot Sing It Out
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:11
2-13 Ricked Wicky Messenger
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar, Backing Vocals – Paul ComstockVocals, Guitar – Robert PollardWritten-By – Comstock*, R. Pollard*
1:54
2-14 K.C. Turner The Fool Ticket
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:24
2-15 Brown Smoothies Mallard Smoke
Bass – Dan TooheyDrums – Larry KellerGuitar – Tobin SproutGuitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:55
2-16 Edison Shell Mr. McCaslin Will Sell No More Flowers
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:26
2-17 Ceramic Cock Einstein Shit Midas
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
0:55
2-18 Moonchief Blue Gil
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar – Jim PollardGuitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:51
2-19 Ricked Wicky Invest In British Steel
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Peyton EricGuitar – Paul Comstock, Robert PollardWritten-By – Mitchell*, Comstock*, Eric*, R. Pollard*
3:49
2-20 Pearly Gates Smoke Machine Spinning Around
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:10
2-21 1st Joint Let's Go! (To War)
Guitar, Bass – Tobin SproutGuitar, Drums, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*, Sprout*
0:47
2-22 Antler Grasshopper Rap
Guitar – Jim PollardVocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – J. Pollard*, R. Pollard*
1:27
2-23 King Of Cincinnati I'm Cold
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – Mitchell*, R. Pollard*
2:41
2-24 Ghost Fart Damn Good Mr. Jam
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar – Jim Pollard, Tobin SproutGuitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*, Sprout*
2:41
2-25 Ben Zing In Walked The Moon
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
4:08
3-1 Fake Organisms* Long Way To Run
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Peyton EricGuitar – Steve WilburGuitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:38
3-2 Tom Devil Mr. Media
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:24
3-3 Urinary Track Stars Settlement Down
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar – Jim PollardGuitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:59
3-4 Red Hot Helicopter Mr. Japan
Bass – Dan TooheyGuitar, Handclaps – Tobin SproutVocals, Handclaps – Robert PollardWritten-By – Toohey*, R. Pollard*, Sprout*
1:47
3-5 Doctor Formula A Kind Of Love
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Peyton EricGuitar – Mitch Swann*Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:52
3-6 Ben Zing Meddle
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:42
3-7 Hazzard Hotrods Big Trouble
Bass – Rmitch Mitchell*Drums – Larry KellerGuitar – Tobin SproutRecorded By – The Hazzard Hotrods*Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – Keller*, Mitchell*, R. Pollard*, Sprout*
7:49
3-8 Eric Pretty A Good Circuitry Soldier
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:38
3-9 Antler Devil Doll
Guitar – Jim PollardVocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – J. Pollard*, R. Pollard*
1:05
3-10 Indian Alarm Clock Pantherz
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:04
3-11 Flaming Ray Cocaine Jane
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
0:52
3-12 Grabbit Exploding Anthills
Guitar, Vocals, Handclaps – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:39
3-13 8th Dwarf Perch Warble
Bass – Dan TooheyDrums – Larry KellerGuitar – Tobin SproutGuitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:36
3-14 Coward Of The Hour Medley: This View/True Sensation/On The Wall
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
3:52
3-15 Oil Can Harry What Are We Coming Up To?
Guitar, Vocals, Toy [Sling Toy] – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:56
3-16 Too Proud To Practice Scissors And The Clay Ox (In)
Backing Vocals – Tobin SproutDrums – Larry KellerGuitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:58
3-17 Zeppelin Commander Cody's Antler
Acoustic Guitar – Robert PollardBass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drum Machine – Jim PollardLead Guitar – Tobin SproutWritten-By – J. Pollard*, Mitchell*, R. Pollard*, Sprout*
2:24
3-18 God's Brother Once In A While
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:00
3-19 Antler Buzzards And Dreadful Crows
Guitar – Jim PollardVocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – J. Pollard*, R. Pollard*
1:28
3-20 Kink Zego Carnival At The Morning Star School
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:05
3-21 Royal Japanese Daycare Cruise
Bass, Lead Guitar – Greg DemosDrums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar – Jim Pollard, Mitch Mitchell (2)Guitar, Vocals – Robert Pollard, Tobin SproutWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:53
3-22 Stingy Queens Gayle
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardVocals – Mitch Mitchell (2)Written-By – Mitchell*, R. Pollard*
1:17
3-23 Homosexual Flypaper Gift
Written-By – Greer*, J. Pollard*, Fennel*, Mitchell*, R. Pollard*, Sprout*
2:55
3-24 Fast Forward Life The Flying Party
Guitar, Vocals – Tobin SproutVocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*, Sprout*
0:55
3-25 Bus Of Trojan Hope Trashed Aircraft
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:16
4-1 Pete Eastwood Trying To Make It Work Again
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:04
4-2 Panzee Turbo Boy
Bass, Voice [Hums] – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums, Voice [Hums] – Kevin Fennel*Guitar, Vocals, Voice [Hums] – Robert PollardGuitar, Voice [Hums] – Jim PollardVocals [Mid-section] – Greg DemosWritten-By – R. Pollard*
3:12
4-3 The Unfriendly Chain Wallet Bitch
Drums – Jim PollardGuitar – Tobin SproutVocals – Mitch Mitchell (2), Robert PollardWritten-By – J. Pollard*, Mitchell*, R. Pollard*, Sprout*
0:29
4-4 King Of Cincinnati Little Head
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:19
4-5 Matted Pelt Why Did You Land?
Bass, Drum Machine – Mitch Mitchell (2)Guitar – Jim PollardGuitar, Vocals – Robert PollardLead Guitar [On End] – Tobin SproutWritten-By – J. Pollard*, Mitchell*, R. Pollard*
2:47
4-6 Ben Zing Time Machines
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
3:11
4-7 Hazzard Hotrods A Farewell To Arms
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Larry KellerGuitar – Tobin SproutRecorded By – Hazzard HotrodsVocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – Keller*, Mitchell*, R. Pollard*, Sprout*
2:13
4-8 Jumped Or Pushed? Best Thing Goin' Round
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
0:55
4-9 Good Parts Only Corporation Sickly Sweet
Drums – Jim PollardGuitar, Bass – Tobin SproutGuitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – J. Pollard*, R. Pollard*, Sprout*
1:27
4-10 Ben Zing United
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
3:51
4-11 John The Croc Unshaven Bird
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:19
4-12 Go Back Snowball Black Ghost Pie
Bass – Johnny StrangeDrums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
0:50
4-13 Brown Star Jam Go For The Answers
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:19
4-14 Factory Rat Rocking Now
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
1:47
4-15 God's Brother Excellent Things
Guitar, Vocals, Cowbell – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:33
4-16 Antler Static Airplane Jive
Guitar, Performer [Television] – Jim PollardVocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – J. Pollard*, R. Pollard*
1:11
4-17 Fake Organisms* Where I Come From
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar – Tobin SproutGuitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:47
4-18 Fat Chance Try To Find You
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Kevin Fennel*Guitar – Mitch Swann*Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:57
4-19 Antler Deaf Ears
Guitar – Jim PollardVocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – Mitchell*, R. Pollard*
2:06
4-20 Academy Of Crowsfeet Good For A Few Laughs
Guitar – Tobin SproutPercussion [Kick] – Jim PollardVocals, Cymbal – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*, Sprout*
2:14
4-21 Nelly And The Dirtfloor Raphael
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:59
4-22 Maxwell Greenfield My Feet's Trustworthy Existance
Guitar, Vocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:29
4-23 Bravery Umpire Eggs
Bass – Mitch Mitchell (2)Drums – Jim PollardGuitar – Robert PollardWritten-By – J. Pollard*, Mitchell*, R. Pollard*
3:24
4-24 Clinton Killingsworth Wondering Boy Poet
Piano – Tobin SproutVocals – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*, Sprout*
1:08
4-25 Styles We Paid For Oh, Blinky
Bass – Greg DemosDrums – Don ThrasherVocals, Guitar – Robert PollardWritten-By – R. Pollard*
2:22

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A compilation of mostly previously unreleased tracks by Robert Pollard and Guided By Voices using various aliases from 1983-2000. "Suitcase" takes its name from the fact that the prolific Robert Pollard has a suitcase full of tapes made at various gigs over time that he has selected the best of for this compilation.

Digital transfers at Monument Club and The Warfleigh Labs.

Tracks 1-9, 2-8 & 3-8 from 'Concert for Todd'.
Tracks 1-12, 3-7 & 4-7 recorded live at MC Video.
Track 1-13 demo outtake from the aborted 'Power Of Suck' album.
Tracks 1-16, 2-1, 2-6, 2-10, 2-17, 3-13, 3-15, 3-16 & 4-5 outtakes from 'Bee Thousand'.
Tracks 1-17, 2-4 & 2-24 outtakes from the aborted 'Back To Saturn X' L.P.
Track 1-21 first version outtake from 'Same Place The Fly Got Smashed'; third version from the aborted 'Back To Saturn X' L.P.
Tracks 1-24, 2-9, 2-18, 3-3 & 4-2 from the aborted 'Learning To Hunt' L.P.
Tracks 2-5 & 3-10 from the aborted 'Power Of Suck' L.P.
Tracks 2-22, 3-9, 3-19, 4-16 & 4-19 outtakes from 'Same Place The Fly Got Smashed'.
Track 3-4 from the aborted 'The Corpse Like Sleep Of Stupidity' L.P.
Tracks 3-5 & 4-18 recorded live at Gilly's.
Track 4-14 alt. demo version of "Wrecking Now" from 'Do The Collapse'.

c p 2000 The Fading Captain Series
This collection (C)(P) Needmore Songs 2000

Publishing:
Tracks 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 1-6, 1-16, 1-25, 2-1, 2-3, 3-4, 3-15, 3-17, 3-21, 4-3, 4-5, 4-9, 4-11, 4-20 & 4-24: 1993 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)
Tracks 1-3, 1-14, 2-7, 4-14 & 4-15: 1998 cp Needmore Songs/Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI)
Tracks 1-5, 2-25, 3-6, 4-6, 4-10 & 4-13: 1988 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)
Tracks 1-7, 1-13, 2-5, 3-10, 3-24 & 4-12: 1995 c p Needmore Songs / Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI)
Tracks 1-8, 1-10, 1-17, 1-19, 1-20, 2-4, 2-6, 2-10 to 2-12, 2-14, 2-17, 2-21, 2-24, 3-1, 3-12, 3-20, 3-25 & 4-22: 1992 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)
Tracks 1-9, 1-22, 2-8, 3-8 & 3-14: 1991 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)
Tracks 1-11, 1-24, 2-9, 2-18, 2-22, 3-3, 3-9, 3-19, 4-2, 4-16, 4-19, 4-23 & 4-25: 1989 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)
Tracks 1-12, 1-21, 2-15, 3-7 & 4-7: 1990 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)
Tracks 1-15, 3-5 & 4-18: 1984 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)
Tracks 1-18 & 4-21: 2000 c p Needmore Songs / Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI)
Track 1-23: 1974 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)
Tracks 2-2, 2-20, 3-22 & 4-8: 1983 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)
Tracks 2-13 & 2-19: 1985 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)
Track 2-16: 1979 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)
Tracks 2-23, 3-1, 4-4 & 4-17: 1987 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)
Tracks 3-11 & 3-13: 1980 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)
Track 3-18: 1986 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)
Track 3-23: 1994 c p Needmore Songs / Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI)
Track 4-1: 1981 c p Needmore Songs (BMI)

Tracks are numbered from 1 to 100.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 65998 90062 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): GBVS01 BALLMEDIA.COM 14466 MG/CA 128232
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): GVBS02 BALLMEDIA.COM 14467 MG/CA 128231
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3): GVBS03 BALLMEDIA.COM 14468 MG/CA 128233
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 4): GVBS04 BALLMEDIA.COM 14469 MG/CA 128401
  • Mastering SID Code (All Discs): IFPI LB61
  • Mould SID Code (Discs 1, 2 & 3): IFPI 5C04
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 4): IFPI 5C02
  • Rights Society: BMI

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cliffhays37

cliffhays37

July 3, 2021
Sure a few of the experiments were "failed," but there are at least three great albums worth of material in this collection that you can't find anywhere else [of course I'm assuming 20-track albums here (so 60 incredible songs!)]. And these great songs aren't just kind of good or anything; they rank among some of my absolute favorites in Pollard's entire discography: especially

Let's Go Vike
James Riot
Taco, Buffalo, Birddog and Jesus
Shrine to the Dynamic Years
In Walked the Moon
Time Machines
Excellent Things
Good for a Few Laughs

...I could go on, but if you enjoy Pollard's songwriting as much as I do this is a must have collection. On the other hand, if you're new to GBV definitely don't start here; try Mag Earwhig! or Speak Kindly of Your Volunteer Fire Department first.