Box

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Compiling all of Guided By Voices' '80s albums -- Devil Between My Toes, Sandbox, Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia, and Same Place the Fly Got Smashed the vinyl version includes Propeller, which was on the Vampire on Titus CD -- and adding a collection of rarities called King Shit and the Golden Boys, Box is a bit of an intimidating listen for some devoted fans, let alone beginners. On each of their albums, Guided By Voices packs their records full of brief songs -- if they reach the three-minute mark, it's an epic for the band. That can make such a massive collection of music rather daunting; it all seems to speed by without much distinction, if you're listening...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Compiling all of Guided By Voices' '80s albums -- Devil Between My Toes, Sandbox, Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia, and Same Place the Fly Got Smashed the vinyl version includes Propeller, which was on the Vampire on Titus CD -- and adding a collection of rarities called King Shit and the Golden Boys, Box is a bit of an intimidating listen for some devoted fans, let alone beginners. On each of their albums, Guided By Voices packs their records full of brief songs -- if they reach the three-minute mark, it's an epic for the band. That can make such a massive collection of music rather daunting; it all seems to speed by without much distinction, if you're listening casually, but on closer inspection, it withstands repeated listens. The first records, Devils and Sandbox, are unpolished versions of R.E.M.'s Murmur. On the next two albums, the group's distinctive, British Invasion-inspired abbreviated pop begins to coalesce; their music sounds more like messages than songs, albeit messages that are driven by undeniable hooks. Retailing for under $50, Box is a worthwhile investment for dedicated fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/1995
  • Label: Scat Records
  • UPC: 753417004023
  • Catalog Number: 40
  • Sales rank: 51,109

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Old Battery (1:46)
  2. 2 Discussing Wallace Chambers (1:48)
  3. 3 Cyclops (1:50)
  4. 4 Crux (2:24)
  5. 5 A Portrait Destroyed by Fire (5:09)
  6. 6 3 Year Old Man (1:39)
  7. 7 Dog's Out (2:09)
  8. 8 A Proud and Booming Industry (1:03)
  9. 9 Hank's Little Fingers (2:13)
  10. 10 Artboat (2:27)
  11. 11 Hey Hey, Spaceman (2:51)
  12. 12 The Tumblers (2:39)
  13. 13 Bread Alone (1:09)
  14. 14 Captain's Dead (2:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Lips of Steel (1:34)
  2. 2 A Visit to the Creep Doctor (1:29)
  3. 3 Everyday (2:58)
  4. 4 Barricade (4:31)
  5. 5 Get to Know the Ropes (3:48)
  6. 6 Can't Stop (2:26)
  7. 7 The Drinking Jim Crow (1:36)
  8. 8 Trap Soul Door (1:15)
  9. 9 Common Rebels (2:03)
  10. 10 Long Distance Man (1:17)
  11. 11 I Certainly Hope Not (2:01)
  12. 12 Adverse Wind (2:09)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Future Is in Eggs (3:29)
  2. 2 The Great Blake St. Canoe Race (2:54)
  3. 3 Slopes of Big Ugly (2:06)
  4. 4 Crux (2:16)
  5. 5 Navigating Flood Regions (2:38)
  6. 6 A Earful O' Wax (4:22)
  7. 7 White Whale (2:39)
  8. 8 Trampoline (2:12)
  9. 9 Short on Posters (1:46)
  10. 10 Chief Barrel Belly (3:16)
  11. 11 Dying to Try This (1:17)
  12. 12 The Qualifying Remainder (2:55)
  13. 13 Liar's Tale (1:57)
  14. 14 Radio Show (Trust the Wizard) (4:01)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Airshow '88 (2:12)
  2. 2 Order for the New Slave Trade (3:09)
  3. 3 The Hard Way (2:53)
  4. 4 Drinker's Peace (1:52)
  5. 5 Mammoth Cave (2:17)
  6. 6 When She Turns 50 (2:07)
  7. 7 Club Molluska (1:35)
  8. 8 Pendulum (1:49)
  9. 9 Ambergris (0:52)
  10. 10 Local Mix-Up/Murder Charge (6:39)
  11. 11 Star Boy (1:10)
  12. 12 Blatant Doom Trip (3:59)
  13. 13 How Loft I Am? (1:05)
Disc 5
  1. 1 We've Got Airplanes (3:01)
  2. 2 Dust Devil (2:50)
  3. 3 Squirmish Frontal Room (1:54)
  4. 4 Tricyclic Looper (1:59)
  5. 5 Crutch Came Slinking (2:11)
  6. 6 Fantasy Creeps (3:18)
  7. 7 Sopor Joe (3:23)
  8. 8 Crunch Pillow (2:49)
  9. 9 Indian Was an Angel (2:10)
  10. 10 Don't Stop Now (1:47)
  11. 11 Bite (1:07)
  12. 12 Greenface (1:53)
  13. 13 Deathtrot and Warlock Riding a Rooster (1:14)
  14. 14 2nd Moves to Twin (2:21)
  15. 15 At Odds with Dr. Genesis (1:32)
  16. 16 Please Freeze Me (1:18)
  17. 17 Scissors (1:50)
  18. 18 Postal Blowfish (2:12)
  19. 19 Crocker's Favorite Song (2:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Guided by Voices Primary Artist
Kevin Fennell Drums
Tobin Sprout Guitar
Robert Pollard Guitar, Vocals
Greg Demos Bass, Guitar
Jim Pollard Guitar
Don Thrasher Drums
Dan Toohey Bass
Steve Wilbur Bass, Guitar
Mitch Mitchell Bass, Guitar
Larry Keller Drums
Eric Payton Drums
Technical Credits
Guided by Voices Producer
Robert Pollard Producer
Steve Wilbur Producer, Engineer
Bruce Smith Contributor
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