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Under The Bushes Under The Stars [ReIssue]

Guided By Voices

Reissued: 08/05/2016
Released: 03/26/1996
Format: LP + 12"
Label: Matador
Catalog #: OLE 161-1NC
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 2
# Tracks: 24
Gatefold Cover:Yes
Front Cover
Back Cover
Record (LP)
Record (EP)
Newbury Comics Exclusive Image
Pressing Details
Vinyl Color # Pressed
Blue And White Splatter 500  (Hand-Numbered)
Working Titles
"The World Series of Psychic Phenomena", "Plantations of Pale Pink", "Under the Bushes, Under the Trees", "The Flying Party is Here"
Release info: A Newbury Comics exclusive color vinyl pressing.

In November 1995, chief Robert Pollard handed in Guided By Voices' darkest and most obscure record to date. The 60-odd songs the band had recorded in 24-track studios had all been scrapped. Pollard was adamant about releasing a home-taped album "as is, no compromises, man," citing his dissatisfaction with the hi-fi material.

Then he changed his mind and went into a 24-track studio along with Fennell and Sprout and banged out the majority of songs on Under The Bushes in two days. The results were one Guided By Voices' clearest and most ecstatic album to date. "It took a while to get comfortable recording outside of Tobe's house. Recording and playing live were always two separate entities. We felt kind of uptight on some of the 24-track stuff we'd done before. We figured out a way to make the two meet, which is to keep the formula of not overrehearsing. But now we can go in and treat it like Tobe's place."

Album includes a digital download.

The last 6 tracks were included as a bonus 12" EP for the vinyl version and as extra tracks for the CD version.
Under The Bushes Under The Stars (Disc 1)
Side A
1.   Man Called Aerodynamics 2:01
2.   Rhine Jive Click 1:34
3.   Cut-Out Witch 3:04
4.   Burning Flag Birthday Suit 2:22
5.   The Official Ironmen Rally Song 2:48
6.   To Remake The Young Flyer 1:43
7.   No Sky 2:03
8.   Bright Paper Werewolves 1:14
9.   Lord Of Overstock 2:34
Side B
1.   Your Name Is Wild 2:01
2.   Ghosts Of A Different Dream 2:30
3.   Acorns & Orioles 2:12
4.   Look At Them 2:27
5.   The Perfect Life 0:59
6.   Underwater Explosions 2:02
7.   Atom Eyes 1:42
8.   Don't Stop Now 2:39
9.   Office Of Hearts 2:06
Total Length: 38:01
Under The Bushes Under The Stars (Disc 2)
Side One
1.   Big Boring Wedding 3:43
2.   It's Like Soul Man 2:09
3.   Drag Days 2:50
Side Two
1.   Sheetkickers 3:17
2.   Redmen And Their Wives 3:55
3.   Take To The Sky 1:50
Total Length: 17:44
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Fellaheen - JACK 039-2 [2 CD] (Australia) 33
Matador - OLE 161-1 [LP + 12"] (U.S.A.) 24
Matador - OLE 161-2 [2 CD] (United Kingdom) 33
Matador - OLE 161-2 [CD] (U.S.A.) 24
Matador - OLE 161-4 [Cassette] (U.S.A.) 24
P-Vine/Blues Interactions - PCD-24005 [CD] (Japan) 26

Album Credits
Role Name
Cover Bob Ohe
Cover Mark Ohe
Role Name
Mastering Greg Calbi
Role Name
Mastering Location Masterdisk
Role Name
Appreciated Assistance Craig-O
Appreciated Assistance Don Thrasher
Appreciated Assistance Greg Demos
Appreciated Assistance Jim Macpherson
Appreciated Assistance Mark Gibbs
Appreciated Assistance Nate
Appreciated Assistance Pete Jamison
Appreciated Assistance Randy Campbell