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Waved Out [ReIssue, Remastered]

Robert Pollard

Reissued: 09/14/2018
Released: 06/23/1998
Format: LP
Label: Guided By Voices Inc.
Catalog #: GBVI-84
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 1
# Tracks: 15
Front Cover
Back Cover
Sleeve (Photo Side)
Sleeve (Lyric Side)
Digital Download Sticker (Closeup)
Pressing Details
Vinyl Color # Pressed
Clear Blue
Reissue notes: Robert Pollard's Waved Out gets the 20th anniversary re-issue treatment with newly re-mastered audio and a beautiful blue vinyl pressing. The Guided By Voices captain's second solo album from 1998 captures the more eclectic side of his songwriting. Here, he brilliantly compresses prog, psych, and post-punk ideas into magnificent two-minute pop songs. Wire, early Genesis, Nilsson Schmilsson, Lennon's White Album songs, Blue Öyster Cult, XTC, and Captain Beefheart: it's all here, condensed into brilliant songs like "Subspace Biographies" and "Whiskey Ships."

A lot's been made of Pollard's spontaneous and prolific songwriting methods, and most of that's true, though he works much harder on his songs than even he likes to admit. With Waved Out, he seemed to grow more comfortable and ambitious in formal studio-type settings, so that anyone who carps about "unfinished arrangements" and "shitty production values" ought to be pretty happy with this record. This doesn't apply to "Caught Waves Again," where he sings into a boombox over a tape of GBV guitarist Doug Gillard's noodling. Nor does it apply to a touching song about tragedies in Pollard's hometown of Dayton, Ohio, called "People Are Leaving," where he puts two separate melodies over instruments by collaborator Stephanie Sayers.

In addition to Gillard, a few other GBV personalties appear on the record, Jim Pollard, Tobin Sprout and Jim MacPherson, then of The Breeders. But the bulk of the record, including a fair bit of the drumming, is all Robert Pollard.

I'm a little surprised, frankly. maybe cma

Comes with promotional press photo from that time period.

Collages by Robert Pollard. Back Cover: "Do You Know How To Change Water?", Front Cover: "The Dawn Of Cars (And Their Hitches)".

Photo of 2 Bobs by Charley Meyer. Design by Bob Ohe, Mark Ohe & Frank Longo.
Waved Out
Side One
1.   Make Use [2018 Remastered Version] 3:17
2.   Vibrations in the Woods [2018 Remastered Version] 1:07
3.   Just Say the Word [2018 Remastered Version] 3:01
4.   Subspace Biographies [2018 Remastered Version] 3:00
5.   Caught Waves Again [2018 Remastered Version] 1:53
6.   Waved Out [2018 Remastered Version] 1:16
7.   Whiskey Ships [2018 Remastered Version] 2:01
8.   Wrinkled Ghost [2018 Remastered Version] 1:58
9.   Artificial Light [2018 Remastered Version] 1:04
Side Two
1.   People Are Leaving [2018 Remastered Version] 2:39
2.   Steeple of Knives [2018 Remastered Version] 2:15
3.   Rumbling Joker [2018 Remastered Version] 2:55
4.   Showbiz Opera Walrus [2018 Remastered Version] 2:35
5.   Pick Seeds From My Skull [2018 Remastered Version] 1:09
6.   Second Step Next Language [2018 Remastered Version] 4:37
Total Length: 34:47
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Bandai/Matador - APCY-8435 [CD] (Japan) 16
Guided By Voices Inc. - GBVI-72 [Digital] (U.S.A.) 15
Matador - OLE 316-1 [LP] (U.S.A.) 15
Matador - OLE 316-2 [CD] (U.S.A.) 15

Album Credits
Role Name
Art Design Bob Ohe
Art Design Frank Longo
Art Design Mark Ohe
Collage - Back Cover Robert Pollard
Collage - Front Cover Robert Pollard
Collage Name - Back Cover "Do You Know How To Change Water?"
Collage Name - Front Cover "The Dawn Of Cars (And Their Hitches)"
Photography Charley Meyer
Role Name
Instrumentation And Noises Robert Pollard
Vocals Robert Pollard
Role Name
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