Guided By Voices - Crying Your Knife Away 2LP

From the insert: "Bela Koe-Krompecher's 26th birthday party at Stache's in Columbus, Ohio, June 18, 1994. The party actually started at 3:00 pm in Bela's backyard. Kegs were flowing, and Pete Jamison manned the grill, while Bela's grandmother, beer in hand, presided over the whole affair from a lazy boy in the middle of the yard. Records were traded, lies were told, and perception was severly impaired. Around 10:00 pm the party went modile, stumbling a few blocks away to Stache's. The drink of choice was Rolling Rock, and before GBV took the stage, at least one band member caught a nap."

Classic GBV live set, 25 songs in all, released as a bootleg in 500 copies on Lo-Fi Recordings in 1994. As a GBV fan in the mid 90s, I especially enjoy Bob Pollard's opening thanks (before launching into Postal Blowfish), which end with the following: "...we'd like to thank this dude here that knows all Guided By Voices Songs...and he owns all Guided By Voices records...he is one of the chosen few". We accept you! We accept you! One of us! One of us! Gooble gobble, gooble gobble! One of us! One of us!

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1 comment:

chnkltgy said...

Dave Doughman (GBV's soundman & leader behind Swearing at Motorists) recorded and released this gem. I'm lucky to say that it's how I met this lovely human being back in '95. Ah, pre-internet days seem so quaint, huh?