Moroccan Role: Robert Pollard - <i>From a Compound Eye</i>

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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Robert Pollard - From a Compound Eye

On Tuesday, former Guided By Voices frontman Bob Pollard released his first major solo release since GBV's final tour. The 26 tracks on From a Compound Eye vary greatly in quality from fully realized studio tracks to crappy "demos" seemingly made on a 4 track. But, this is certainly not a surprise. As any GBV fan knows, Bob has always been hyper-prolific (way before the 'P' word became inextricably linked to Ryan Adams) and his records usually contain a few pop gems scattered among the weaker material. From a Compound Eye is no different. "Dancing Girls and Dancing Men" is one of catchier tunes Pollard has ever released and almost single-handedly makes the album worth owning. My other early favorites include "Love is Stronger Than Witchcraft", "Light Show", and "Blessed in an Open Head".

Robert Pollard tour dates:

01.28.2006 * Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
02.09.2006 * Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
02.10.2006 * Columbus, OH @ Little Brothers
02.11.2006 * Newport, KY @ Southgate House (I'll be there)
02.24.2006 * Los Angeles, CA @ The Knitting Factory
02.25.2006 * San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
02.27.2006 * Portland , OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
02.28.2006 * Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
03.30.2006 * Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
03.31.2006 * Chicago , IL @ Metro
04.01.2006 * Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
04.20.2006 * New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
04.21.2006 * Boston, MA @ Paradise
04.22.2006 * Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts


Robert Pollard - "Dancing Girls and Dancing Men"

Robert Pollard - "Love is Stronger than Witchcraft"

Robert Pollard - "Blessed in an Open Head"

Buy From a Compound Eye here.

Posted by: Matt


Anonymous Gaz said...

Great blog, keep it up.

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