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The Planets Are Blasted

Boston Spaceships

Released: 02/17/2009
Format: CD
Label: Guided By Voices Inc.
Catalog #: GBVI-5
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 1
# Tracks: 14
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Front Cover
Back Cover
Original Collage
Release notes: This nuanced and transcendent rock album culminates with four of Pollard's best songs yet. The majestic and metaphorical "Queen of Stormy Weather," who threatens to "pee on my parade," is followed by "The Town That's After Me," which combines acoustic, electric guitar and strings to stunning effect. "Sight on Sight," a four-minute mini-epic, detours to otherworldly chants, echoes and drones, sitars, handrums, and tambourines, but rocks like heck, and the verse of "Heavy Crown" is melodically reminiscent of the Guided By Voices hit "Everywhere With Helicopter," but Pollard ups the ante with an even better chorus and then goes over the top with a still catchier refrain.
The Planets Are Blasted
1.   Canned Food Demons 2:08
2.   Dorothy's A Planet 2:21
3.   Tattoo Mission 2:44
4.   Keep Me Down 2:40
5.   Big O Gets An Earful 3:14
6.   Catherine From Mid-October 1:44
7.   Headache Revolution 2:22
8.   Sylph 2:37
9.   UFO Love Letters 2:40
10.  Lake Of Fire 1:56
11.  Queen Of Stormy Weather 1:53
12.  The Town That's After Me 1:17
13.  Sight On Sight 4:06
14.  Heavy Crown 2:40
Total Length: 34:22
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Guided By Voices Inc. - GBVI-5 [LP] (U.S.A.) 14

Album Credits
Role Name
Collage - Front Cover Robert Pollard
Collage Name - Front Cover "Big 'O' Gets An Earful"
Layout Mike Jueneman
Layout Rich Turiel
Layout Robert Pollard
Role Name
Bass Guitar Chris Slusarenko
Drums And Percussion John Moen
Guitar Chris Slusarenko
Keyboards Chris Slusarenko
Vocals Robert Pollard
Role Name
Engineer (Music) Chris Slusarenko
Engineer (Music) Jonathan Drews
Engineer (Vocals) Todd Tobias
Mastering Chris Keffer
Role Name
Mastering Location Magnetic North - Cleveland, OH
Recording Location (Music) Last Of The Explorers - Portland, OR
Recording Location (Vocals) Waterloo Sound - Kent, OH
Role Name
Behind The Scenes David Newgarden
Behind The Scenes Rich Turiel
Booking Jim Romeo
Business Management Eric Weiss
Legal Richard Grabel
Role Name
Additional Album Text "A Factory Of Raw Essentials Product"