Guided By Voices' prolific Robert Pollard recorded this amazing, pseudonymous EP in a day at Cro-Magnon in Dayton, Ohio. Backed by Dayton's Tasties, Pollard tears through these six cuts old-school GBV style: intermittent acoustic breaks broken by raucous, fuzzed-out guitars; bits of found sounds, great lyrics, and sweet sing-along pop melodies. The fidelity is a couple notches above 4-track oldies like Bee One Thousand, so you can crank it up without sacri- ficing clarity. The only real problem here is that it's all over too quickly. (Fading Captain Series, PO Box 752091, Dayton OH 45475, fadingcaptain1.html)

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