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6. Favorite Guided By Voices song?
Frank Lyon, Keepaway
I’ll say it’s a tie so that I can give Tobin Sprout his due. By Tobin: “To Remake the Young Flyer.” By Bob: “If We Wait.”
Thomas Fekete, Surfer Blood
“Tractor Rape Chain.” Next time you feel awful (everyday) open a beer on your gross couch and jam that song.
Andrew Savage, Fergus and Geronimo
Possibly “Scalding Creek.” That’s a great song to wake up to. If not that then “Yours to Keep.” If not that then “Game of Pricks.” With that band I have multiple favorites that depend on the time of day and my mood.
Beth Wawerna, Bird of Youth
My favorite GBV song... thatís hard to say. Bee Thousand is my favorite record, but when I think about that album, I actually think of it as one long, single songólike all of these disparate little moments are strung together to make a whole, complete thought. They all feel so interconnected and dependent on one another, so itís hard for me to pluck a single song out of that as my favorite. But I will say that ìEchos Myronî really gets me. When Pollard sings ìall fall down,î I still get goosebumps.
Luther Russell, Producer (Holly Miranda, Laura Marling, Sean Lennon)
“Game of Pricks.” Not obscure, just a great song, period.
“Wondering Boy Poet.”
Ezra Feinberg, Citay
Either “A Salty Salute” OR a kind of random Tobin Sprout song (I think it’s Tobin Sprout, maybe it’s Pollard, I’m not sure) called “I Am A Tree.” A late-90s power pop jam, totally hi-fi and normal pop song length. I’ve moshed alone to that song.
Emily Ambruso, Grooms
Pretty tough to pick. It’s lame, but here’s five: “My Son Cool,” “Tractor Rape Chain,” “Kicker of Elves,” “The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory,” the obvious “Game of Pricks”. Sorry, you didn’t ask for five!