This is the first GBV record I ever heard. I think it may have been their first ever 7" record too. Released in 1992 on Scat Records, "The Grand Hour" contains six songs ranging in duration from 39 seconds to two-and-a-half minutes. Two of the songs eventually became GBV records (Alien Lanes, Bee Thousand). I have to say, my interest was certainly piqued when I heard this, but I wasn't a fan of the band at this point. This was my introduction to lo-fi indie rock, and it still holds up as a very catchy little record. I'm posting the whole EP as a .zip file, because it makes sense to hear it in one sitting. Enjoy.
Re-upped March 3, 2007: