Guided by Voices - Alien Lanes
NME.COM feature on Guided by Voices - Alien Lanes album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 04 April 1995
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- A Salty Salute
- Evil Speakers
- Watch Me Jumpstart
- They're Not Witches
- As We Go Up, We Go Down
- (I Wanna Be a) Dumbcharger
- Game of Pricks
- The Ugly Vision
- A Good Flying Bird
- Cigarette Tricks
- Pimple Zoo
- Big Chief Chinese Restaurant
- Closer You Are
- Motor Away
- My Valuable Hunting Knife
- Gold Hick
- King and Caroline
- Striped White Jets
- Blimps Go 90
- Chicken Blows
- Little Whirl
- My Son Cool
- Always Crush Me
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Guided by Voices - Alien Lanes: Wikipedia Album Entry
Alien Lanes is a 1995 (see 1995 in music) album by lo-fi band Guided by Voices, their eighth full length album. It is, along with Bee Thousand, widely considered among the band's best albums.
Pitchfork Media have included Alien Lanes in both of their 'Top 100 Albums of the 90s' polls, at No. 33 and 27 respectively. Magnet (magazine) named it the best album of 1995.
The album was GBV's first release with Matador Records. According to James Greer's book Guided by Voices: A Brief History: Twenty-One Years of Hunting Accidents in the Forests of Rock and Roll the advance for the record was close to a hundred thousand dollars, one of the more expensive deals in Matador's history. In contrast to the lucrative deal, Greer mentions that "The cost for recording Alien Lanes, if you leave out the beer, was about ten dollars."
"Game of Pricks" was covered by American pop punk band Jimmy Eat World and released on the deluxe edition of Bleed American.
"Ex-Supermodel" is referenced by Natalie Dee in a comic.
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