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    Rocket Surgeon Swish's Avatar
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    Nov 2003

    So I went to see Guided By Voices last night... Philly, and it was pretty much what I'd expect. They played a pile of songs, including THREE encores, despite the fact that it was prolly 80 degrees or more inside the Trocadero and the band isn't getting any younger.

    Rob is looking pretty spry for a guy who will be 55 this year, leading the band through his prolific catalog quite easily. By the end of the the set they had played about 30 songs, some very short as GBV fans knows, and their shirts were was mine just standing in the crowd and watching.

    At one point, Pollard mentioned that this is 'no longer a reunion tour...we're back! We record 3 effing records in one year'. I'm not sure a band can return to form after all those years, especially when they're all pushing 60 and guitarist Tobin Sprout insists on chain-smoking cigarettes through the entire night (some pretty young girl stood behind his amp and would light them for him), but I give them credit for the effort.

    Here's the lengthy set-list that included a lot of unfamiliar (read: new) material;

    Laundry and Lasers
    The Head
    Hang Up and Try Again
    Doughnut for a Snowman
    Billy Wire
    He Rises! Our Union Bellboy
    The Unsinkable Fats Domino
    Shocker in Gloomtown
    Chain to the Moon
    Hang Over Child
    Roll of the Dice, Kick in the Head
    Blue Babbleships Bay
    Exit Flagger
    Class Clown Spots a UFO
    Chocolate Boy
    God Loves Us
    Game of Pricks
    The Opposite Continues
    How I Met My Mother
    Keep It in Motion
    Jon the Croc
    Quality of Armor
    Imperial Racehorsing
    I am a Scientist
    No Transmission
    The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory
    We Won't Apologize for the Human Race

    My Valuable Hunting Knife
    Echos Myron
    #2 in the Model Home Series
    Expecting Brainchild

    Encore 2:
    Cut-Out Witch
    14 Cheerleader Coldfront
    Matter Eater Lad
    Tractor Rape Chain

    Encore 3:
    A Good Flying Bird
    Unleashed! The Large-Hearted Boy
    Motor Away
    Smothered In Hugs
    I call my bathroom Jim instead of John so I can tell people that I go to the Jim first thing every morning.

    If you say the word 'gullible' very slowly it sounds just like oranges.

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    Man of the People Forums Moderator bobsticks's Avatar
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    Dec 2005
    down there
    So, I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

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