Plugs For the Program EP
(1999, TVT Records)
This EP followed the release of the GBV LP Do The Collapse. The EP was initially a CD only release, sold only through Boston area record stores Newbury Comics. It later became available through TVT Records website, which was GBV's record label at the time. In this 9 minute package, you are provided with a remix, a demo, and an unreleased track. All are exclusive to this EP.
Surgical Focus [Remix]- 5 Remixes are t,oo often, dumb excuses to rerelease songs on reissues or cheap singles. This is a good example of just that, although it sounds slightly different. Vocals have less reverb, while the snare drum has more. But really, who gives a shit? At the end of the day, it’s the same excellent song off Do the Collapse.
Sucker of Pistol City- 2 Dragged out, noisy ballad that nearly falls apart at the end. It's a song best kept off the LPs and buried here in this EP. Good move. Not essential and certainly forgettable.
Picture Me Big Time [demo]- 4 This baby is also on Do the Collapse. So how about a mid-fi version pre-Ric Ocasek big time production? Why not. Song is still pretty great. But I think I prefer the production of the “real” version. Holy hell. I must be getting old.