- Performer:Robert Pollard
- Title:Blazing Gentlemen
- Style:Indie Rock,Indie Pop,Lo-Fi,Alternative/Indie Rock
- Date of release:December 10, 2013
- Recording location:Waterloo Sound, Brecksville, Ohio
- Size FLAC version1652 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1973 megabytes
- Size WMA version1267 megabytes
- Formats:ADX AU AIFF DTS ADX MP4
Robert Pollard's 2013 included a fine Guided by Voices EP, an okay GBV album, an unfailingly sweet solo collection, and a public fight with drummer Kevin Fennell. He closes the year with Blazing Gentlemen, a headier, rockier solo offering. Robert Pollard's 2013 included a fine Guided by Voices EP, an okay GBV album, an unfailingly sweet solo collection, and a public fight with drummer Kevin Fennell. If there's anything like a normal year for Bob Pollard fans, 2013 wasn't it. These past 12 months did offer a fine new EP and an okay-enough album-their fourth since early 2012-from the reunited Guided by Voices. But it's become increasingly clear that a classic on par with the lo-fi legends' peak-era material might've been.
The silver-topped frontman of ’90s lo-fi legends Guided By Voices, Robert Pollard, has already released one solo album this year plus a further three releases – but ‘Blazing Gentlemen’ displays a creative fervour undiminished by such productivity – or by middle age or his heavy drinking. Away from the tuneful, collaged chaos of GBV, the morphine-dream menace of his side-project Circus Devils and the four-track squall of his Teenage Guitar moniker, Pollard’s recent solo outings have offered up some of his most forthright and traditional song writing yet.
Blazing Gentlemen (CD, Album). Blazing Gentlemen (LP, Album). Guided By Voices Inc. GBVi39.
In the advance publicity for Robert Pollard's album Blazing Gentlemen (only the second solo effort he would release in 2013), the once and future Guided by Voices leader and tireless tunesmith declared that with this set, he "finally figured out how to write a song after 55 years
Robert Pollard once claimed that he can write five songs on the toilet and three of them will generally be good. Given that he's put out twelve albums in three years he was probably telling the truth about the quantity of his toilet excesses. The quality and consistency of the product remains under dispute however. The openings songs feel like Americana morality tales, Pollard condemning 'Magic Man Hype' and the phonies who don't "walk the true path of light" like the Blazing Gentlemen of the title track. Predictable rockist arrangements don't do much to bolster songs like these
Robert Pollard claims that in creating Blazing Gentlemen, he’s figured out how to write a song after 55 years. That is, of course, an absurd claim when you consider that the album streaming below is his 20th (ish) solo LP, and that it arrives ahead of February’s Motivational Jumpsuit, which will be his 20th (ish) with Guided By Voices as well. But listen to the 16 songs below and you’ll hear a certain ease and consistency throughout
Solo album number twenty, and second of 2013, from the hyper-productive singer-songwriter and frontman of the reformed Guided By Voices.
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Продавец: Интернет-магазин Ozon. Адрес: Россия, Москва, Пресненская набережная, 10. ОГРН: 1027739244741
CreditsChris Keffer - Mastering
Joe Patterson - Layout
Robert Pollard - Artwork, Composer, Guitar, Layout, Primary Artist, Vocals
Todd Tobias - Bass, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Producer
|1||Magic Man Hype Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||2:35|
|2||Blazing Gentlemen Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||3:19|
|3||Red Flag Down Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||2:49|
|4||Storm Center Level Seven Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||1:25|
|5||Return of the Drums Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||2:10|
|6||Piccadilly Man Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||0:55|
|7||Professional Goose Trainer Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||1:36|
|8||Extra Fool’s Day Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||1:35|
|9||1000 Royalty Street Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||1:47|
|10||My Museum Needs an Elevator Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||3:17|
|11||Tonight’s the Rodeo Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||1:50|
|12||Tea People Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||1:33|
|13||Faking the Boy Scouts Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||2:42|
|14||Triple Sec Venus Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||1:58|
|15||This Place Has Everything Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||1:07|
|16||Lips of Joy Robert Pollard||Robert Pollard||2:06|