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Artist
Guided By Voices
ReleaseProduct
Alien Lanes
Label
Matador
Catalogue Number
OLE123LP
Release Date
August 21, 2020
  • Vinyl, 1×LP, Limited Coloured

    Pre-order $29.99

    25th Anniversary Edition

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    OLE123LP

    • Blue, green and red multicolored vinyl
    • Edition of 2500
    • One time pressing

    Estimated shipping: August 20, 2020

Matador Records is proud to announce the release of a 25th Anniversary vinyl edition of Guided By Voices’ 1995 album Alien Lanes. Inspired by the multicoloured drumhead featured on the album’s artwork, this new edition is pressed on blue, green and red multicolored vinyl making it the first non-exclusive color vinyl edition of this release. Limited to a one time press of 2,500 copies.

Originally released on April 4, 1995, Alien Lanes served as the first Guided by Voices album to be released on Matador Records. With 28 tracks spanning the course of 41 minutes, the album would fundamentally alter the concept of what a rock and roll record could be. Bursting at the seams with classic rock bravado (“Game of Pricks”, “Closer You Are”), anthemic power pop (“My Valuable Hunting Knife”, “Motor Away”), punk (“Pimple Zoo”, “My Son Cool”), psychedelic experimentalism (“Ex-Supermodel”, “Alright”), and tape-warped ballads ( “King And Caroline”, “Blimps Go 90”, “Chicken Blows”) Alien Lanes dips and dives between genres and moods with breakneck efficiency and a remarkable amount of intellect and emotion bolstered by the abstract poetry of songwriter and front-man Bob Pollard.

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Tracklist
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
Auditorium
Motor Away
Hit
My Valuable Hunting Knife
Gold Hick
King And Caroline
Striped White Jets
Ex-Supermodel
Blimps Go 90
Strawdogs
Chicken Blows
Little Whirl
My Son Cool
Always Crush Me
Alright

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