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Bee Thousand [ReIssue]

Guided By Voices

Reissued: 09/20/2004
Released: 06/21/1994
Format: 3 LP
Label: Scat
Catalog #: 65
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 3
# Tracks: 55
Gatefold Cover:Yes
Images
Front Cover
Back Cover
Digital Proof Of LP Art
Record (Side A)
Record (Side B)
Record (Side C)
Record (Side D)
Record (Side E)
Record (Side F)
Live Photo On Inside Cover
Scat Master Of A Bee Thousand (Hardcore UFO's) Version
Band Photo From Inside Cover
Album Notes About Scientist/Gold Star Aborted Single
A Bee Thousand Version Tracklisting
Tracklisting On Back Cover
Tracklisting On Inside Of Album
Insects Of Rock Poster Pictured On Inside Of Album
Mitch Posing (From Inside Of Album)
Bob (From Inside Of Album)
Scat Master - All That Glue (Early Bee Thousand Version)
Grand Hour Record Label (From Inside Of Album)
Inside Image #1
Inside Image #2
Inside Image #3
Inside Image #4
Lyrics Image #1
Lyrics Image #2
Lyrics Image #3
Lyrics - Demons Are Real
Lyrics - Postal Blowfish
Lyrics - Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory
Lyrics - Queen Of Cans And Jars
Lyrics - Bite
Lyrics - Stabbing A Star
Lyrics - Her Psychology Today
Lyrics - Good For A Few Laughs
Lyrics - Smothered In Hugs
Lyrics - Indian Was An Angel
Lyrics - Scissors
Lyrics - Crayola
Lyrics - Kicker Of Elves
Lyrics - 2nd Moves To Twin
Lyrics - Awful Bliss
Lyrics - Echos Myron
Lyrics - Why Did You Land?
Lyrics - Crunch Pillow
Lyrics - Tractor Rape Chain
Lyric Sheet Closeup (Hello Song)
Dead Wax Inscriptions
Side Inscription
1 A Pioneer Chambers Release
Comments
From Scat Records:
Sides 1-4 are an early Bee Thousand sequence, at the time titled "Instructions to the Rusty Time Machine". The following tracks are previously unreleased:

It's Like Soul Man [4 Track Version]
Crayola
Twig
Way To A Man's Heart
Break Even [Early Version]
Shocker In Gloomtown [Early Version]
My Valuable Hunting Knife [Andy Shernoff Version]


For historical purposes, here's a list of other songs that were included in some version or other of Bee Thousand before the final sequence was decided upon. Most of the songs in the list are actually rather older recordings and are really outtakes from earlier LPs. Some of these songs turned up in the Suitcase boxed set (SC) or the Fast Japanese Spin Cycle ep (FJ), others remain unreleased (*). It should be noted that Suitcase erroneously credits a few songs as Bee Thousand outtakes which are in fact not.

Navy Girl Song [If We Wait solo]*
Shit Midas (SC)
Hello Song* (actually intended as side 3 cut 1 for the double album version of Bee Thousand - it's a guitar / drum machine track recorded by a friend of Bob's who he's lost touch with. For that reason, as well as because it's not really a GBV song, it is not being included above)
Dusted [solo version] (FJ)
Kisses to the Crying Cooks (FJ)
Unleashed! [rough version]*
The Hard Way [solo version]*
Perch Warble (SC)
Taco Buffalo Birddog and Jesus (SC)
The Future Is in Eggs [instrumental] (SC)


So altogether, a total of 65 different songs were considered for the album at one time or another, so you can see how Bee Thousand wound up being such a strong album with so much to choose from. When I have more spare time, I will dig through the archives and put together a page detailing all the different incarnations of Bee Thousand leading up to its release.
Note: original release date was to be 8/24/2004 but it got changed to 9/20/2004
Instructions To The Rusty Time Machine (1st LP)
Side A
1.   Demons are Real
2.   Deathtrot And Warlock Riding A Rooster
3.   Postal Blowfish
4.   The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory
5.   At Odds With Dr. Genesis
6.   Hot Freaks
7.   Queen Of Cans And Jars
8.   Bite
9.   It's Like Soul Man [4 Track Version]
Side B
1.   Supermarket The Moon
2.   Stabbing A Star
3.   Ester's Day [Shorter Version]
4.   Her Psychology Today
5.   Good For A Few Laughs
6.   Smothered In Hugs
7.   What Are We Coming Up To?
8.   Peep-Hole
Instructions To The Rusty Time Machine (2nd LP)
Side C
1.   Revolution Boy
2.   Indian Was An Angel
3.   Zoning The Planet
4.   Scissors
5.   Crayola
6.   Kicker of Elves [Longer Version]
7.   2nd Moves To Twin [Longer Version]
8.   I'll Buy You A Bird
Side D
1.   Awful Bliss
2.   Echoes Myron
3.   Why Did You Land? [4 Track Version]
4.   You're Not An Airplane
5.   Crunch Pillow
6.   Rainbow Billy
7.   Tractor Rape Chain [Shorter Version]
8.   Crocker's Favorite Song
Bee Thousand: Director's Cut - Misc & EP Tracks (3rd LP)
Side E
1.   I Am A Scientist
2.   Buzzards and Dreadful Crows
3.   A Big Fan Of The Pigpen
4.   Mincer Ray
5.   Way To A Man's Heart
6.   Twig
7.   Gold Star For Robot Boy
8.   Hardcore UFO's
9.   Yours To Keep
10.  Shocker In Gloomtown [Demo Version]
11.  Break Even [Demo Version]
Side F
1.   I'll Get Over It
2.   Shocker In Gloomtown
3.   Alien Lanes
4.   Off The Floor
5.   Break Even
6.   Bee Thousand
7.   I Am A Scientist [7" Version]
8.   Curse Of The Black Ass Buffalo
9.   Do The Earth
10.  Planet's Own Brand
11.  My Valuable Hunting Knife [Shernoff Version]
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
King Records/Scat - KICP 462 [CD] (Japan) 20
Matador - OLE 084-1 [LP, Reissue] (United Kingdom) 20
Matador - OLE 084-2 [CD, Reissue] (United Kingdom) 20
Scat - 35 [CD] (U.S.A.) 20
Scat - 35 [LP, Reissue] (U.S.A.) 20
Scat - 35-1 [LP] (U.S.A.) 20
Scat - 35-4 [Cassette] (U.S.A.) 20
Scat - 65 [CD, Reissue] (U.S.A.) 38

Album Credits
Other
Role Name
Thanks Anyway
Thanks Ben Poremski
Thanks Bruce Greenwald
Thanks City Slang
Thanks Domino
Thanks Engine
Thanks Joel Marks
Thanks Kim Deal
Thanks Matt Sweeney
Thanks Pete Jamison
Thanks Scat
Thanks Siltbreeze
Thanks Strapping Field Hands
Thanks The Grifters
Thanks Trader Vic's