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Guided By Voices: Fleece & Firkin, Bristol

Stevie Chick, New Musical Express, 30 October 1999

YOU KNOW the drill by now: 30-something schoolteacher, obsessed equally with The Beatles, The Who, and Budweiser, bashes out neo-psych nuggets with similarly wasted wastrels every weekend. The Outside World chances upon their fragmented self-recorded LPs, and Guided By Voices win over masses of like-minded pop-junkies all tuned to singer-songwriter Robert Pollard's very unique beat frequencies. But what lies beyond the soundbite-history, beyond the myth and the romance?

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