The Book

Self-Inflicted Aural Nostalgia: A Fan’s Guided By Voices Podcast has been turned into a book! Zeppelin Over Dayton: Guided By Voices Album By Album will be published in June 2020 by UK-based music publisher Jawbone Press. The book covers every GBV studio album from Devil Between My Toes to Sweating the Plague: 32 years, 28 albums, 521 songs.

All the material has been updated, corrected, and expanded. The book also includes a new introduction and afterward, and information from the bonus episodes has also been incorporated. Zeppelin Over Dayton also features new insights and background details from Robert Griffin about the making of the band’s classic, Bee Thousand.

The book is available for pre-order from Amazon US, Amazon UK, and wherever books are sold online.

The Band

Guided By Voices, led indefatigable singer and songwriter Robert Pollard, have been one of the most important cult bands of the past twenty-five years. After toiling for a decade in obscurity, they broke onto the scene in the early ‘90s, delivering generation and genre-defining records including 1994’s Bee Thousand and 1995’s Alien Lanes. Pollard was hailed as a genius and GBV—as they soon became known—instantly became one of the leading lights of the indie rock and alternative scenes. They signed to Matador Records, toured with Lollapalooza, and were played on MTV.

Guided By Voices later released mature masterpieces like 1999’s Do the Collapse, produced by Ric Ocasek from the Cars, and 2001’s Isolation Drills. After a break up in 2004, the band’s original lineup reunited in 2010, going on to tour and release a string of well-received records. In 2017, Pollard put together a crack new band and began releasing a string of albums which have been hailed by fans and critics as instant classics: August By Cake, Space Gun, and Warp and Woof. This lineup is still going strong, touring all over the world and releasing more new material, including three LPs in 2019—with even more on the way.

The Author

I’ve been a Guided By Voices fan since buying Vampire on Titus in 1993. The book are website are my way of sharing my love for GBV, as well as trying to figure out why it is that I like these guys so damn much. What makes them tick? Where did they come from? Will they ever stop?

The podcast debuted in January of 2018, and new episodes were uploaded every two weeks until we got through the first twenty-five GBV LPs. I now post new episodes whenever the band releases a new studio album. Check out my other books and music at my website.