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June 7, 2010 Sounds posted by Mike Rusczyk
Radio Ofad - episode 17 - The Immaculate Conception Act 2 Download Radio Ofad

On these words:

"the band's songwriting suits a need have in my listening..."

Spending the last 15 years listing to Guided by Voices and being a disciple to the power of freedom rock I always come back to the same point. For me the lyrics open up the song writing. Plenty of what is heard on GBV albums can be taken in any number of ways.

I believe that the undercurrent that drives the band's songwriting suits a need have in my listening. In fact the pairing of what I need to hear and what I perceive the band to be saying has always kept me coming back to hear more. I'm in no way claiming that I know what the hell the band means to say when writing these songs, or the understanding I place on the words of GBV is correct.

It is in these songs that I find connection to the band in relation to all of the walks we are required to walk with in this life. It is these songs that listen and hear what I want to hear, I find resonance of tone and clarity of signal.

This tone is where I place my chips, wrong or right I am devout.
- Mike

Part of the GBV series The immaculate collection
Track List

Song - Album - Band

  1. Some Drilling Implied - Propeller - Guided By Voices
  2. Watch Me Jumpstart - Alien Lanes - Guided By Voices
  3. Queen Of Cans And Jars - Bee Thousand - Guided By Voices
  4. Bomb In The Bee-Hive - Mag Earwhig! - Guided By Voices
  5. Unleashed! The Large Hearted-Boy - Propeller - Guided By Voices
  6. Metal Mothers - Propeller - Guided By Voices
  7. Everyday - Sandbox - Guided By Voices
  8. Captain's Dead - Devil Between My Toes - Guided By Voices
  9. I Am Produced - Mag Earwhig! - Guided By Voices
  10. Crutch Came Slinking - King Shit And The Golden Boys - Guided By Voices
  11. Club Molluska - Place The Fly Got Smashed - Guided By Voices
  12. Liar's Tale - Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia - Guided By Voices
  13. Calling Zero - Calling Zero - Go Back Snowball
  14. Please Freeze Me - King Shit And The Golden Boys - Guided By Voices
  15. Long Distance Man - Sandbox - Guided By Voices
  16. Game Of Pricks - Alien Lanes - Guided By Voices
  17. Are You Faster? - Mag Earwhig! - Guided By Voices
  18. Echos Myron - Bee Thousand - Guided By Voices
  19. You're Not An Airplane - Bee Thousand - Guided By Voices
  20. Knock 'em Flyin' - Mag Earwhig! - Guided By Voices
  21. Strawdogs - Alien Lanes - Guided By Voices
  22. Learning To Hunt - Mag Earwhig! - Robert Pollard with Doug Gillard
  23. Of Mites and Men - Earthquake Glue - Robert Pollard
  24. Pop Zeus - Speak Kindly of Your Volunteer Fire Department - Robert Pollard With Doug Gillard
  25. Surgical Focus - Do The Collapse - Guided By Voices
  26. Unspirited - Isolation Drills - Guided By Voices
  27. Go Gold - Calling Zero - Go Back Snowball
  28. My Kind Of Soldier - Earthquake Glue - Guided By Voices
  29. Fantasy Creeps - King Shit And The Golden Boys - Guided By Voices
  30. Oh, Blinky - Suitcase: Failed Experiments And Trashed Aircraft - Guided By Voices
  31. Postal Blowfish - King Shit And The Golden Boys - Guided By Voices
  32. I Am A Tree - Mag Earwhig! - Guided By Voices
  1. Some Drilling Implied

    I dare not say
    The way I feel
    About your inability to
    Suck it up and win the game
    Chew me up and spit me out
    It's been a long ugly winter
    I need a sunbath
    ??Winning horse??
    Of course I'm not complaining
    I'm simply dying
    Yes I'm waiting
    Got a good love left
    Good lord willing
    Got a tractor to tow
    The house on fantasy park
    ??The new corn belt??
    In the new Bible belt
    Take me to the pilot light
    And sing me to sleep
    You fantasy creep

  2. Watch Me Jumpstart

    Watch me jumpstart as the old skin is peeled
    See an opening and bust into the field
    Hidden longings no longer concealed
    Watch me bulldoze every bulldozer away
    Each new obstacle from each old new day
    Where it's going it's hard for me to say

    And shoot me down
    And bring me down
    But I won't be around
    As you run through the places you love
    I remember the faces that cry
    And they're pulling me back so I have to die

    And watch me jumpstart at the first light of day
    Each new sensation just blows me away
    Don't look now, don't look now, I'm a phase
    Straight from ground zero, X marks the spot
    I can't pretend to be something I'm not
    'Cause I'm a supernova erect and white hot

    And shoot me down
    And bring me down
    But I won't be around
    As you run through the places you love
    I remember the faces that cry
    And they're holding me back so I have to die

    And watch me jumpstart I'm Maximum Jack
    Shot through the cosmos like an alien attack
    Film finished, fade into black.

  3. Queen Of Cans And Jars

    To see the light and try but failed
    On jagged seas that can't be sailed
    And sought to lead but always trailed
    Asked questions anyway

    And all around the breeding grounds
    The nymphos sweetly played
    The queen of cans and jars will keep them safe

    To be so keen on global trend
    To be so tight on how and when
    To scratch and claw until the end
    To work for each new day

    And all around the hunting ground
    The dead were on display
    The queen of cans and jars will keep them safe

  4. Bomb In The Bee-Hive

    Here I go around the blame
    Here I go with hand over flame
    Down on the floor at 9:00
    A scene not fully recognized
    At precisely 9:00
    Here I go with clapping hands
    Here I go with "still no plans"
    Illuminate the mystery
    The film is not for view
    The film is not for you.

  5. Unleashed! The Large-Hearted Boy

    In a world you think you understand
    stay put and tune to another plan(et?)
    It’s up to you to stay put
    the shoe is on the other foot
    Driven to the fields
    whipped like a slave
    ready for (Out?)
    Ready for the .beast unleashed
    large hearted boy

  6. Metal Mothers

    Tune in rock star, there’s no dark spot running around your face
    you find time to get laid
    you find ways to get paid
    you don’t see no busted rainclouds watering up your days
    and so set in your ways
    and so fixed in your gaze

    you’re calling out for more
    you’re breaking out in time
    it sounds just like a war
    and everybody’s blind
    you’re digging out some more
    and now it’s time to fly
    sleep? sound in the ghost town away
    and you can just stay

    a terrible way
    hanging out there, areas of gray
    got most of it motioned away
    got a life to lead oceans away

    Tune in rock star, there’s no dark spot running around your face
    you find time to get laid
    you find ways to get paid
    you don’t see no busted rainclouds watering up your days
    and so set in your ways
    and so fixed in your gaze

  7. Everyday

    Clouds open dust and waves rise up to
    obscure God's very blue sky.
    People skating ginger(ly), only endure

    Lines of shopping mothers grabbing the kids
    Pushing upto the front
    Rows of pretty little house and lawns
    I want you to have a beautiful one.

    Moving in circles out on the freeway
    Coming and going to everyday, everyday
    Moving in circles out on the freeway
    Coming and going to everyday, everyday

    Got a brand new car with hideaway lights
    and a blue racing stripe
    Costs a little extra but its worth it to me
    when money burns through the exhaust pipe
    I'd like to take you on a quick spin sometime
    to show you what its got

    I can't believe you chose to work in the line
    I'm so glad that I'm not

    Everyday and everyway
    Everyday and everyway
    Everyday and everyway

  8. Captain's Dead

    {chorus}
    Captains Dead
    The war machine has fled
    and People have gone home
    Remember what he said
    and you won't feel alone

    You won't remember at this time
    tommorrow when all the sorrow
    is gone
    A pull of the lever and nothing's forever
    We'll ride to the heart of the sun

    {chorus}

  9. I Am Produced

    I am pressed, printed, stomped
    And strategically removed
    I am everybody
    Insane without innocence
    I am trapped, tricked, packaged
    And shipped out
    I am produced
    I am produced
    Pressed, printed, stomped, tripped
    Trapped, tricked, packaged, shipped...

  10. Crutch Came Slinking

    Crutch came slinking round my house last night
    Told me to get up and ready to fight
    Little did he know
    I was happy with you
    Little did he show
    Now I'm going all the way, hey hey
    Now I'm thinking maybe I should leave
    Crawling backwards into my coatsleeve
    Little did we say
    But I would pack you up and leave
    Little did we know
    Who owes, but it's okay
    And it's all wrong
    And so I'll stay
    And now I know you're not leaving too soon
    Grab your dreams and cast your cash away
    Bring your hopes here's hoping you will stay
    I'm not angry now cause
    I'm not going

  11. Club Molluska

    Have you seen that girl?
    With the blood-shot eyes
    With the razor-sharp teeth
    And the hungry smile

    It's just a runaway world x4

    Have you seen that boy?
    With voluptuous face
    He's a concrete ?
    And he's the king of the world

    Just a runaway world x4

  12. Liar's Tale

    Let me tell you a story
    Conclusive, based on fact
    Long ago in the morning
    She left did not come back
    I don't really care anymore
    I don't really care anymore
    Change the days into nights
    And you will know when the feeling is right
    This tale is too long
    The plot is weak and the characters wrong
    I don't really care anymore
    I don't really care anymore
    But she changed my life
    I thought she loved me
    And I will pray for you
    You'll see the truth
    Cause that's how it's got to be
    Oh oh oh yeah ooh
    Let me tell you a story
    About the way she was
    Let me tell you a story
    About the way she was

  13. Calling Zero

    Scary, did the sun come out t'day?
    Blasted, I did not recall the program
    Honey, did the weekend make you ill?
    Hush Margarita, make it go away

    Calling Zero

    I love a girl named Colleen
    But she loves a bouncer six feet ten
    And that's a mistake 'cus he's Colleen's hero
    This is a song called:

    "Calling Zero"

  14. Please Freeze Me

    It's her again oh oh
    She's a little disturbed again oh no
    And I'm feeling down again so it goes
    Circling round like trouble and toil
    A princess boiling milk
    They thought she was a witch
    And when they poured it on her
    She didn't melt
    And I'll bear no guilt
    It's her again oh oh
    She's a little disturbed again oh no
    And I'm feeling down again so it goes
    Circling round like the juggler of the stars
    The monster of the moon
    It's happening too soon

  15. Long Distance Man

    He's a long distance man
    and he keeps on going because its not worth blowing
    and he does what he can because it not worth losing and
    there ain't no choosin

    Any other world that you live in
    don't believe in second chance
    Sell another dream he won't take it
    so don't fake it when you dance

    Cover up your eyes in these bad times for
    the sad times passing years build another tower
    for your freedom he don't need them shed no tears.
    for the long distance man.....

  16. Game Of Pricks

    I've waited too long to have you
    Hide in the back of me
    I've cheated so long I wonder
    How you keep track of me

    You could never be strong
    You can only be free
    And I never asked for the truth
    But you owe that to me

    I've entered the game of pricks
    With knives in the back of me
    Can't call you or on you no more
    When they're attacking me

    I'll climb up on the house
    Weep to water the trees
    And when you come calling me down
    I'll put on my disease

    You could never be strong
    You can only be free
    And I never asked for the truth
    But you owe that to me
    And I never asked for the truth
    But you owe that to me
    And I never asked for the truth
    But you owe that to me

  17. Are You Faster?

    Near a distant sea
    Her clear yellow eyes
    Are opening to pink and black skies
    And soon they are blinking
    With compound camera eyes
    Are you faster
    Than the eyes of the car-people?
    Styled in silver
    Are you able to roam
    Faster then the lighthouse keeper credits you?

  18. Echos Myron

    Tower to the skies
    an academy of lies
    And what goes up surely must come down
    And we felt the mighty blowup with the walls coming down
    Or something like that

    Most of us are quite pleased with the same old song
    And all of a sudden I'm relatively sane
    With everything to lose and nothing to gain
    Or something like that

    Man of wisdom and man of compromise
    Man of weak flesh in an armored disguise
    All fall down

    "If it's right you can tell" echos Myron like a siren
    With endurance like the liberty bell
    And he tells you of the dreamers
    But he's cracked up like the road
    And he'd like to lift us up, but we're a very heavy load
    And we're finally here and shit yeah, it's cool
    and shouldn't it be - or something like that

  19. You're Not An Airplane

    Come on now and see the course
    That never fields the game of choice
    And cold allies of steel
    Couldn't buy the way it feels
    Rusty and divided steel
    The race is yet to come

  20. Knock 'Em Flyin'

    When you're called to the plough
    You will always slide inside her
    If you work really hard
    You will lose yourself and wrong her
    Wait a little longer
    Plough when you feel it
    It's your right-tonight
    And take it slow
    If you grow it will you try it
    You'll be so inspired to go out
    And bring back the only one who matters anyhow

  21. Strawdogs

    We've been burned out
    Concerned out
    Discerned out
    We've been sought out
    'Cause we can't believe our eyes
    We are the willing supporters
    And we'd like to know
    Why everything is so unkind

    We've been sent in
    Defending the one thing
    Cause it's our duty
    We've got to find out why
    We are the willing supporters
    And we'd like to know
    Why everything is so unkind
    We really should be fine, yeah

  22. Learning to Hunt

    You were a child reaching out brave and true
    For big thins in the next room
    And I couldn't step into such open sky
    Where on the crest of uncertainty you loom
    I'm learning to hunt for you
    Say that you'll never run too far away
    Even with all the answers out there
    Where it's brighter but no one will care
    Half as much as I care about you
    I'm learning to hunt for you

  23. Of Mites and Men

    my heart is not clean,
    your table is green,
    too collect my things,
    the harvest of every men,
    is in the can.

    in a single city,
    a strand in your hand,
    where all your men live to study you,
    and eat you where you live,
    Get down.

  24. Pop Zeus

    He who shits out magic may shine
    for the good of a customs and calling
    call him Max
    send him a fax
    charge him no tax

    Pop Zeus

    He who gives love to angry children
    kids on the skid with baggy trousers
    call him zerman find him a helmet
    He will come crashing

    Pop Zeus

    Electric Newspaper Boy!

  25. Surgical Focus

    With surgical focus
    She stared at me and said
    I'm willing to reach out
    Get in to your head
    And I will keep you
    and cleanse you
    She glared at me and wept
    A change is not going to hurt you
    Not this time

    And I've been waiting in line for this
    Now that it's taken forever
    I insist
    Until I get it, I can't breathe
    Climbing high upon the rocky cliffs
    We fly
    With surgical focus

  26. Unspirited

    Even when you're lifted by the lie
    Heaven sent and gifted-ask them why
    Never give it all up-never try
    All their hearts are breaking

    Unspirited
    The less than life you live
    The lessons make you lame, boy
    the same, boy
    Everywhere that you go, I'm with you now

    When you lose it all, you'll think of me
    When you take the fall, you'll drink to me
    I'm the one who did it painlessly
    I'm the one that does it

    Unspirited

  27. Go Gold

    Not so tired in trials of lately
    Devil in the spaces
    Giving credit, going places
    You are told
    To go
    Feeling bold?
    Go gold

    Preconceived in half allegiance
    Ideas of the wicked
    Who remove you from your sickness
    Young and old
    Oh, no?
    Are you sold?
    Go gold

    We will march one-half a million
    From the tents to the pavilion
    Where the drinks are being sold
    Go gold!

    For the quality of living
    For the pleasures it is giving
    Have the courage, leave the fold
    Go gold!

  28. My Kind of Soldier

    Paralyze the chains
    Soft the shelled remains
    Stun the strike brigade
    They are played
    Out with cheek and hair
    Take the right to bare
    Teeth to bite them down
    In the ground
    my kind of soldier
    you can ride on my shoulders when youve won
    fight for the moment of control
    when it opens then its gone.
    introduce your pride
    to the other side
    vaporize the trial
    with denial.
    my kind of soldier
    you can ride on my shoulders when youve won
    fight for the moment of control
    when it opens then its gone.

  29. Fantasy Creeps

    Here come the fantasy creeps
    They're all around you
    They're here to give you the creeps
    They've come to hound you
    Here come the fantasy creeps
    Thick walls they pound through
    They know where everyone sleeps
    I'm glad they found you
    Any time, any time at all
    repeat x3
    Here come the fantasy creeps
    To interrupt your TV show
    Here come the fantasy creeps
    Rereleased on video
    Any time, any time at all
    repeat x3

  30. Oh, Blinky

    Now turn tonight
    The day is done
    And it is good and it is fun
    We gave ???
    And gave you space
    You suck it up in from your face (?)
    All over the place

    The night is long
    And I'm a man
    I've gotta look at you up the stairs (?)
    I can't ??? feel
    Just who is it
    But it is good and it is there

    The day is done
    the day is done
    And it is good and it is fun...

  31. Postal Blowfish

    Noticing the change
    We are taking time
    Everybody knows
    Everybody's fine
    And we'll figure out
    Purpose in the end
    Unless we have to jump
    Unless we have to win

    Chorus: Hold your tongue
    Brace yourself
    Give me a kiss
    Show me what I missed

    Can I find a phone
    Can I drop a dime
    Can I get a loan
    Running out of time
    And I'll have a toast
    To what it's all about
    Unless they move us on
    Unless they move us out
    Chorus
    Seven doglegs hung to dry
    It works that way
    Postal blowfish make me cry
    It works that way
    Begging on the nail don't fail
    To clue me in
    ??Cluster frogs and crabs begin??

  32. I Am A Tree

    I am a tree - I show my age when I don't cry
    I have the leaves that will fall off when wind blows by
    Don't strip off my bark - I have been stripped of it before
    Yesterday's gone and tomorrow has so much more in store

    You are a bird - you're taking off in every way
    Say the last word until there is nothing more to say

    Don't interrupt - you know the squirrels are my friends
    Get off my limb - for I will break before I bend

    I'm planning to see
    I'm planning to feel you all over me
    So climb up my trunk and build on your nest
    Come and get the sap out if me
    I am a tree!
    Fruitless and free!
    No symmetry!
    Touch me and see!

    I am a tree - counting my rings will do no good
    I won't live long but I would be with you if I could
    When you take flight, remember me to one who lives there
    Since you have flown, there's something special in the air


Respond

I think I might like GBV.

I think I might like GBV. Thanks for sharing.

Yeah it will get into you if

Yeah it will get into you if you let it...

We've been sent in Defending

We've been sent in
Defending the one thing
Cause it's our duty
We've got to find out why
We are the willing supporters
And we'd like to know
Why everything is so unkind
We really should be fine, yeah

Watch me jumpstart as the

Watch me jumpstart as the old skin is peeled
See an opening and bust into the field
Hidden longings no longer concealed
Watch me bulldoze every bulldozer away
Each new obstacle from each old new day
Where it's going it's hard for me to say

And watch me jumpstart at

And watch me jumpstart at the first light of day
Each new sensation just blows me away
Don't look now, don't look now, I'm a phase
Straight from ground zero, X marks the spot
I can't pretend to be something I'm not
'Cause I'm a supernova erect and white hot

Tune in rock star, there’s

Tune in rock star, there’s no dark spot running around your face
you find time to get laid
you find ways to get paid
you don’t see no busted rainclouds watering up your days
and so set in your ways
and so fixed in your gaze

you’re calling out for more
you’re breaking out in time
it sounds just like a war
and everybody’s blind
you’re digging out some more
and now it’s time to fly
sleep? sound in the ghost town away
and you can just stay

Not so tired in trials of

Not so tired in trials of lately
Devil in the spaces
Giving credit, going places
You are told
To go
Feeling bold?
Go gold

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