Ricked Wicky Vinyl, CD & tapes by Ricked Wicky at Norman Records
The most recent Guided By Voices album August By Cake was the one hundredth studio album that Robert Pollard has been involved in, a fairly impressive thing by anyone’s standards. To celebrate, this book is being released, featuring the front and back covers of every single one of those 100 albums. 100 is a 200-page book in a 12” x 12” format, so all the LP covers are ‘life-size’.
Since we started our #namethenewguidedbyvoicesalbum hashtag Guided By Voices album titles have become really boring. Here's the latest one - 'Space Gun'. 'Reversed Hen Tsunami Plot' will just have to wait I suppose. This is the third from the new classic GBV line up which includes such future legends as Mark Shue and Bobby Bare Jr. We're told Robert Pollard's songwriting has reached new heights of brilliance on this one. Hope so.
Guided By Voices reckon that their new album 'Space Gun' is so good that they are only releasing that one and that one only in 2018. None of their usual distraction tactics. Here's an early taster which features bonus B-sides from drummer March and bassist Shue. They all chip in these days and have become a 5 headed power pop sex beast.
Tobin Sprout - pah! Mitch Mitchell - who? We all know that the new classic Guided By Voices line up is the Pollard/Gillard/March/Shue/Bare Jr one that rocked Asbury Park, New Jersey in August 2017. Were you there? Probably not but now you can relive the sights, the smells and the sounds of the grandpops of lo-fi as they rattle through their last two albums and throw in a smattering of classics from earlier incarnations.
Robert Pollard is proud to announce that August By Cake is his one hundredth studio album release: pretty ludicrous, especially for a career of just(!) three decades. This one is Pollard’s prime group Guided By Voices, in a fresh new line-up, and it’s their first double album! Yep, still breaking new ground at this advanced hour… Congratulations Mr Pollard!
If you thought that when Guided By Voices broke up that frontman Robert Pollard was just going to disappear, become a recluse living in a log cabin recording feedback into a four-track then you’d be very wrong. The indefatigably prolific indie-rock legend has started a new band, Ricked Wicky and Swimmer To A Liquid Armchair is their third, yes, third album in less than twelve months. This album is more assured than the previous two. This is not just a disposable side-project for him, this is his new thing.
Robert Pollard is an indefatigably prolific artist, writing indie pop songs that make 99% of other songwriters jealous. Now that his main band, the legendary Guided By Voices have decided to call it a day, for a second time, Pollard has a new band, Ricked Wicky. Pollard describes the band as a “Sophisticated arena band”.
I Sell The Circus is available on CD.
Ricked Wicky is the new band fronted by Robert Pollard of Guided By Voices. Guided by voices were prolific and Robert Pollard seems to have carried that on with Ricked Wicky. Poor Substitute is one of two singles to be released from Swimmer To A Liquid Armchair, their third album in less that 12 months.
Ricked Wicky is the new band fronted by Robert Pollard of Guided By Voices. Guided by voices were prolific and Robert Pollard seems to have carried that on with Ricked Wicky. Number I can Trust is one of two singles to be released from Swimmer To A Liquid Armchair, their third album in less that 12 months.
Ricked Wicky is the new band from Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard: well I suppose you can’t have a well-named band twice in your life can you? King Heavy Metal is fairly heavy metal, but also quite a bit prog, and substantial parts pop-rock. Good fun all the way on Guided By Voices Inc.