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Grand Hour
Guided By Voices
Grand Hour
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #1

Two of these songs remain among GbV's best, and none are available elsewhere.


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All Artists: Guided By Voices
Title: Grand Hour
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Scat Records
Original Release Date: 9/14/1994
Re-Release Date: 8/18/1994
Album Type: Single
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 762185208205, 753417002821


Album Description
Two of these songs remain among GbV's best, and none are available elsewhere.

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Must Have for Fans, Must Avoid Otherwise...
(3 out of 5 stars)

"It would be a real shame if a potential GBV fan happened to grab "The Grand Hour" ep as their first GBV buy... Oh sure, it's cheap... It's relatively short, and it's got one of the all time greatest GBV anthems, "Shocker in Gloomtown." What it also happens to be is annoying a good chunk of the time. Not that Bob Pollard hasn't put experimental stuff on all GBV albums, just that this one takes it a bit far. Some surprises: 1. For whatever reason, the songs "Bee Thousand" and "Alien Lanes" ended up being album titles three and four years, respectively, after this ep was released! Sadly, neither of the original pieces are all that interesting. 2. There is another song as equally amazing as "Shocker in Gloomtown", it's called "Break Even" and it is one of the darkest, rocking-est GBV songs ever, even featuring a cool midtempo break. So the final analysis? Pollard should have released a perfect '45 putting "Shocker in Gloomtown" on the A side and "Break Even" on the B side. Fans of GBV, obviously, will have to have this. Everyone else proceed immediately elsewhere."
A grand few minutes...
llllloyd | minnesota,usa | 07/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As Fast Japanese Spin Cycle is not available here, The Grand Hour is a fine alternative. It's 6 songs overflow with fine music and it features at least 2 classic GBV tunes. "Shocker in Gloomtown", "Off The Floor" and "Break Even" are great songs. "Alien Lanes" and "Bee Thousand" supply missing title songs to their two finest albums and "I'll Get Over It" is a decent song as well. This is a must have for any GBV fan and a nice snapshot of the band as it was just reaching it's peak. Get it....this will only make you cooler."