Guided by Voices


(from left to right: Mitch Mitchell, James Greer, Robert Pollard, Kevin Fennell, Tobin Sprout; circa '95)

Years Active:
1983-2004, 2010-2014, 2016-present

Robert Pollard- Vocals, Guitar
Doug Gillard- Guitar
Bobby Bare Jr.- Guitar
Kevin March- Drums
Mark Shue- Bass

Additional Musicians (including but not limited to...):
Tobin Sprout (1983-1987, 1992-1996, 2010-2014, guitar, vocals)
Greg Demos (1990-1992, 1994, 1996, 2010-2014, bass)
Mitch Mitchell (1983-1996, 2010-2014, guitar)
Kevin Fennell (1983-1996, 2010-2014, drums)

James Greer (1994-1996; bass)
Nate Farley (1999-2004, guitar)
Jim Pollard (1986, 1989-1994, guitar)
Chris Slusarenko (2003-2004, bass)
Nick Mitchell (2016, guitar)
Paul Comstock (1986, guitar)
Jon McCann (2004, drums)
Don Thrasher (1992, 1994, drums)
Steve Wilbur (1986, 1989, bass)
Peyton Eric (1986, 1989, drums)
Tim Tobias (1999-2003, bass)
John Petkovic (1996-1997, guitar)
Dave Swanson (1996-1997, drums)
Don Depew (1996-1997, bass)
Nick Schuld- (1997, bass)
Craig-O (1995, drums)


EARLY PERIOD: 1986- 1991

CLASSIC LINE-UP: 1992-1996

LATE PERIOD: 1997-2004

REUNION ERA: 2010- 2014

2ND REUNION RUN: 2016-present


Styles We Paid For (coming soon....... 2020) 

Down By the Racetrack (2013)

Wine Cork Stonehenge (2018)

100 Dougs (2018)

Umlaut Over the Ozone (2019)

1901 Acid Rock (2019)

BOX SETS and Official "Unreleased Song" Collections

King Shit and the Golden Boys (1995)

Suitcase: Failed Experiments and Trashed Aircraft (2000)
         - Disc 1 (25 songs)
         - Disc 2 (25 songs)
         - Disc 3 (25 songs)
          -Disc 4 (25 songs)

Delicious Pie and Thank You For Calling (part of Hardcore UFOs... boxset) (2003)

Bee Thousand: Director's Cut (2004)

Suitcase 2: American Superdream Wow (2005)
         - Disc 5 (25 songs)
         - Disc 6 (25 songs)
          -Disc 7 (25 songs)
          -Disc 8 (25 songs)

Briefcase 2 (Suitcase 2 Abridged): The Return of Milko Waif (2005)

Suitcase 3: Up We Go Now (2009)
         - Disc 9 (25 songs)
         - Disc 10 (25 songs)
         - Disc 11 (25 songs)
         - Disc 12 (25 songs)

Briefcase 3: Cuddling Bozo's Octopus (2009)

Suitcase 4: Captain Kangaroo Won the War (2015)
           -Disc 13 (25 songs)
           -Disc 14 (25 songs)
           -Disc 15 (25 songs)
           -Disc 16 (25 songs)

Briefcase 4: Captain Kangaroo Won the War (2015)

7''s and Singles
Jon the Croc 7'' (2012)

Class Clown Spots a UFO 7" (2012)

White Flag 7'' (2012)

Hangover Child 7" (2012)

Everywhere Is Miles From Everywhere 7" (2012)

Flunky Minnows 7" (2013)

Islands (She Talks In Rainbows) 7'' (2013)

Trash Can Full of Nails 7'' (2013)

Xeno Pariah 7'' (2013)

Noble Insect 7'' (2013)

Vote For Me Dummy 7'' (2014)

Save the Company 7" (2014)

Alex and the Omegas 7" (2014)

Authoritarian Zoo 7" (2014)

Males of Wormwood Mars 7" (2014)

Table At Fool's Tooth 7" (2014)

All American Boy 7" (2014)

Just To Show You 7'' (2017)

Space Gun 7'' (2017)

See My Field 7'' (2018)

That's Good 7'' (2018)

Heavy Like The World 7'' (2019)

Volcano 7" (2020)

Man Called Blunder 7" (2020)

Split 7''s

split 7" w/ Jenny Mae Leffel (1993)

split 7" w/ Belreve (1994)

split 7'' w/ Grifters (1994)

split 7'' w/ New Radiant Storm King (1995)

split 7'' w/ Cobra Verde (1997) 

Split CDs

split CD w/ Superchunk (1996)

Bonus Tracks 

GBV LP Bonus Tracks (1994-2018)

Comp. Tracks and Misc. OFFICIAL released songs

Out Of Cowtown Vol. 3 (1993)

Volume Fourteen- Reading '95 Special (1995)

Magnet Magazine 7" (1996)

The Lounge Ax Defense and Relocation Compact Disc (1996)

Kids In The Hall: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1996)

What's  Up Matador? (1997)

God Save The Clean: A Tribute To The Clean (1997)

Ptomlemic Terrascope Magazine #24 7'' (1997)

Everything Is Nice: The Matador Records 10th Anniversary (1999)

Colonel Jeffrey Pumpernickel (2001)

Who's Not Forgotten: FDR's Tribute To The Who (2004)

Crickets: Best of the Fading Captain Series 1999-2007 (2007)

The Who Covered (2008)

(left to right: Doug Gillard, Nate Farely, Robert Pollard, Tim Tobias, Kevin March circa 2002)

(left to right: Kevin Fennell, Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Greg Demos, Mitch Mitchell circa 2014)


  1. Thank you for this list! It's awesome! Great work!

    For the real deep divers in the group, there's always the Guided by Voices database, which has come in handy on more than one occasion:

  2. Thanks for the good words Dfactor. Appreciate the feedback. And yes, I am a big fan of the GBVDB. Truly a great site. Thanks for reading.

  3. just discovered this website, and I love it! Thank you for putting this together!

  4. Wow. Just stumbled onto this site. I'm giving you a big mental hug right now.

  5. Thanks so much for reading it and the good words! Right back at you

  6. I've been making my way through all the Pollard releases since January and I've found this site quite helpful in making sense of all of this, thanks! I made a playlist on Spotify of every song you gave a "5" rating for shuffling and I've been enjoying it, thought I'd share it if anyone was interested:

    There's also my own personal "best-of" playlist, which is still a work in progress:

  7. This website is completely incredible. Thanks for all your informative work. I have and will spend tons of time here. Any chance of a Live in Daytron ? review?

    1. Thanks so much for reading and for the good words. Really appreciate it. No Live in Daytron? on the horizon. Staying away from any live recordings, unofficial bootleg stuff, and any other off-shoots of non-Pollard related work for the time being. Once navigated in review, those rabbit holes become endless. Thanks again!

  8. Obviously any complaints about specific rankings or typos would be picking nits. ;) This is a wonderful breakdown of Uncle Bob's work, and I applaud your efforts over the years.

    One thing, though, that comes up time and again:

    It's CANON. A cannon is a big gun. A body of collected and curated data is a canon. You're far from the only person to ever do this; I'm sure this particular error has existed for as long as both canons and cannons have been in existence. Just distracting is all; and I like your blog so much I'd rather not be distracted.