(2005, Fading Captain Series)
Originally labeled as a soundtrack EP, this 4 song 7''/cd offers little evidence of being linked to any said soundtrack. Regardless, this quick jaunt in sporadic pop is a rather inspiring and an impressive dip into Pollard's endless grab-bag of hooks, and scrappy instrumentation. Worth seeking out and giving a listen, Zoom is a solid visit into why you listen to Pollard in the first place.
Dr. Fuji and Mr. Charelston (Zoom Variation)- 3 Instrumental version of the title track. Whimsical, light cut that’s toe-tapping and catchy. Opening the 7’’ with the sub-par version of this tune is kind of a cop out though. Oh hell, now I'm just whining.
Have a Day Mr. Clay- 4 Sounds like a punk song slowed down and acoustically pounded into this great song. Heavy percussion shakes throughout. Can’t get enough.
Catherine From Mid-October- 5 Original version of the same song that appears on Boston Spaceships The Planets are Blasted.Acoustic song reminiscent of mid-era GBV. Great uplifting vocal hooks. Short and sweet.
Zoom (It Happens All Over the World)- 5 Full version of original instrumental opening track. A rare, “light swinger” from Pollard. Some of the most “normal” lyrics from him in a while. Nothing earth-shattering, but a divergence from form, and it's welcomed.