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Robert Pollard's Guide To The Late 60s

Robert Pollard's Guide To The Late 60s

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Before his band Guided By Voices set off on their 2001 tour, lead singer Robert Pollard recorded all his favourite 1960s records onto 62 C90 cassettes.
On our podcast we listen to, rate and review every one of them.
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008 Pet Sounds (The Beach Boys) / Song Cycle (Van Dyke Parks)

Robert Pollard's Guide To The Late 60sMar 08, 2021

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032 Plastic Ono Band (John Lennon) / Paranoid (Black Sabbath)

032 Plastic Ono Band (John Lennon) / Paranoid (Black Sabbath)

Here are 2 very different albums released at the end of 1970. John Lennon is coming to terms with no longer being one of the four lads who shook the world while four other lads are starting to shake it themselves with their big Brummie riffs.
Aug 09, 202345:35
Bonus episode: Half time

Bonus episode: Half time

With 31 of Robert Pollard’s 62 tapes now covered, we have reached the halfway point of our podcast. Take a listen to this special bonus episode for all the stats you could possibly need on the albums we’ve covered so far.
Aug 02, 202312:31
031 Waiting For The Sun / The Soft Parade (The Doors)

031 Waiting For The Sun / The Soft Parade (The Doors)

Is everybody in? The podcast is about to begin. Join us as we approach the doors of perception & break on through to the other side in the company of the third & fourth albums by Mr Mojo Risin & pals.
Jul 16, 202340:27
030 The Complete Recordings (The Attack) / Seven Lonely Street (Andromeda)

030 The Complete Recordings (The Attack) / Seven Lonely Street (Andromeda)

Join us on episode 30 as we unpack tracks by The Attack and then zoom off into the Andromeda galaxy.
May 21, 202333:39
029 Deja Vu (Crosby Stills Nash & Young) / After The Gold Rush (Neil Young)

029 Deja Vu (Crosby Stills Nash & Young) / After The Gold Rush (Neil Young)

Peace & love in Laurel Canyon didn’t always apply to CS&N. If only they could’ve been as harmonious in person as they were on record! For their second album they decided to add Neil Young into an already volatile mix. Get yourself back to the garden while listening to our musings on the album they made together, as well as Neil’s solo record that followed in its wake.
Mar 20, 202354:37
028 Tales From The Sinking Ship (Wimple Winch) / Excerpts From... Groups & Sessions (Keith West)

028 Tales From The Sinking Ship (Wimple Winch) / Excerpts From... Groups & Sessions (Keith West)

Grocer Jack Grocer Jack get off your back and listen to our latest episode. We review a pair of compilations by British beat groups as they move into more psychedelic realms & occasional unjustified complaints about the Gas Board.
Mar 11, 202339:07
027 We Are Ever So Clean (Blossom Toes) / The Savage Resurrection (The Savage Resurrection)

027 We Are Ever So Clean (Blossom Toes) / The Savage Resurrection (The Savage Resurrection)

Two albums with contrasting approaches to psychedelia, treat your ears to our opinions on Blossom Toes from England & The Savage Resurrection from California.
Feb 21, 202340:45
026 Blonde On Blonde (Bob Dylan)

026 Blonde On Blonde (Bob Dylan)

B.o.B. is the only Bob D album on Bob P’s list. Stand inside the rain with us as we discuss rock’s first double album while the country music station plays soft and there’s nothing, really nothing to turn off.
Jan 31, 202346:05
025 Man Of Words Man Of Music (David Bowie) / T. Rex (T. Rex)

025 Man Of Words Man Of Music (David Bowie) / T. Rex (T. Rex)

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Lift off! Take your protein pills and put your helmet on as we launch into 2 pals David & Marc, both about to make one giant leap towards eventual superstardom.
Jan 23, 202341:17
024 Rolled Gold (The Action) / Mighty Baby (Mighty Baby)

024 Rolled Gold (The Action) / Mighty Baby (Mighty Baby)

Let us show one another things we never usually see with this fascinating but relatively obscure pair of albums. First we examine an unreleased set of songs from North London mod group The Action. Then the debut album from the band they subsequently gave birth to, Mighty Baby.
Aug 30, 202237:20
023 Two Yanks In England (The Everly Brothers) / Love Is All Around (The Troggs)

023 Two Yanks In England (The Everly Brothers) / Love Is All Around (The Troggs)

First up Phil & Don are dropping their aitches as they get ‘eavily involved in Swinging London and then an album that you’ll feel in your fingers and toes over Andover again.
Jul 26, 202235:35
022 Pisces Aquarius Capricorn & Jones Ltd / The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (The Monkees)

022 Pisces Aquarius Capricorn & Jones Ltd / The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (The Monkees)

Hey hey they’re The Monkees and people may say the hosts monkey around in this episode as they get sidetracked into Tork-ing about wedding receptions, live gigs and, inevitably, Peter Reid.
May 09, 202241:18
021 Bookends (Simon & Garfunkel) / Head (The Monkees)

021 Bookends (Simon & Garfunkel) / Head (The Monkees)

A diverse pair of albums under discussion here, both of which are soundtrack albums (kind of) and also concept albums (kind of)
Apr 14, 202241:58
020 Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake (Small Faces)

020 Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake (Small Faces)

Are you sitting comfortabold two square on your botty? Then you’re ready to hear us round up this round-covered album. How’s your Bert’s lumbago?
Mar 08, 202231:60
019 The Madcap Laughs / Barrett (Syd Barrett)

019 The Madcap Laughs / Barrett (Syd Barrett)

Spread the message to zebra, mongoose and the dirty hippopotamus because here comes our episode on Syd’s solo albums.
Jan 26, 202234:24
018 Piper At The Gates Of Dawn / A Saucerful Of Secrets (Pink Floyd)

018 Piper At The Gates Of Dawn / A Saucerful Of Secrets (Pink Floyd)

“I HATE PINK FLOYD” declared Johnny Rotten’s notorious t-shirt in 1977. Set the controls for the heart of this podcast to find out if we feel the same and more importantly whether Mr Rotten’s t-shirt was omitting a definite article.
Dec 02, 202146:31
017 Their Satanic Majesties Request / Beggars Banquet (The Rolling Stones)

017 Their Satanic Majesties Request / Beggars Banquet (The Rolling Stones)

Please allow us to introduce this podcast of wealth & taste in which we discuss the only 2 Stones records that feature in Robert Pollard’s list. Woo woo!
Nov 23, 202140:03
016 Spirit of ‘67 (Paul Revere & The Raiders) / Permanent Damage (The GTOs)

016 Spirit of ‘67 (Paul Revere & The Raiders) / Permanent Damage (The GTOs)

Let’s get together outrageously to discuss Zappa’s girl group side project and whether Revere deserves to be revered.
Oct 11, 202138:34
015 Fifth Dimension (The Byrds) / And The Music Plays On (Del Shannon)

015 Fifth Dimension (The Byrds) / And The Music Plays On (Del Shannon)

Scientific delirium madness as we discuss theoretical physics and the Byrds. Then we wa-wa-wa-wa-wonder why this Del Shannon album remained unreleased for over a decade!
Aug 26, 202145:52
014 Younger Than Yesterday / The Notorious Byrd Brothers (The Byrds)

014 Younger Than Yesterday / The Notorious Byrd Brothers (The Byrds)

Time to begin the McGuinn as we leaf through the back pages of The Byrds.
Aug 02, 202139:22
013 Horizontal (Bee Gees) / The Graham Gouldman Thing (Graham Gouldman)

013 Horizontal (Bee Gees) / The Graham Gouldman Thing (Graham Gouldman)

In which we get our Massive Chew Sets around another Bee Gees album and the debut from future 10cc-er Gouldman.
Jul 22, 202147:51
012 Odessa (Bee Gees)

012 Odessa (Bee Gees)

The relative heights of adult humans and Christmas trees are amongst many topics discussed as the red flock cover of Bee Gees’ 1969 double album Odessa steps into view.
Jun 06, 202129:05
011 Odessey and Oracle (The Zombies) / 1st (Bee Gees)

011 Odessey and Oracle (The Zombies) / 1st (Bee Gees)

Bulbous swirling fonts and psychedelic imagery a-plenty on the covers. But what will the Wizards make of the music on this pair of albums recorded in Swinging London™ during the Summer of Love™
May 25, 202140:11
010 Butterfly (The Hollies) / Forever Changes (Love)

010 Butterfly (The Hollies) / Forever Changes (Love)

Watch the snot cake against your pants and turn into crystal as we discuss 2 albums released in November 1967.
Apr 06, 202158:32
009 The Smile Sessions (The Beach Boys)

009 The Smile Sessions (The Beach Boys)

We’re giving you excitations and favourite vege-tables as we listen to the most notorious “lost” album of the 60s.
Mar 27, 202154:20
008 Pet Sounds (The Beach Boys) / Song Cycle (Van Dyke Parks)

008 Pet Sounds (The Beach Boys) / Song Cycle (Van Dyke Parks)

Out there having fun in the warm California sun as we explore Rolling Stone magazine’s second best album ever and one of the most expensively recorded flops of the 1960s.
Mar 08, 202145:21
007 S.F. Sorrow / Parachute (The Pretty Things)

007 S.F. Sorrow / Parachute (The Pretty Things)

A pair of albums by the London scenesters whose lead singer’s phone number was listed in David Bowie’s address book as “God”
Feb 26, 202144:26
006 Tommy (The Who)

006 Tommy (The Who)

Come on the amazing journey and learn all you should know about The Who’s legendary double album.
Feb 10, 202144:48
005 Happy Jack / The Who Sell Out (The Who)

005 Happy Jack / The Who Sell Out (The Who)

More music, more music, more music as we examine The Who’s 2nd & 3rd albums. Brought to you by our sponsors Odorono & Heinz Baked Beans.
Jan 25, 202149:34
004 Past Masters (The Beatles)

004 Past Masters (The Beatles)

A career-spanning double album compilation that is almost an Alan Partridge pleasing “Best Of The Beatles.” As this is the last of our episodes on the Fab Four, Chorizo & Kicker also reveal their overall favourite (and least favourite!) Beatles songs.
Dec 22, 202044:16
003 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles) / Something Else By The Kinks (The Kinks)

003 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles) / Something Else By The Kinks (The Kinks)

These albums are two sisters both released in the summer of 1967. Mr K & G assure the public their production will be second to none.
Dec 05, 202042:19
002 The White Album (The Beatles)

002 The White Album (The Beatles)

Won’t you come out to play as we take on this legendary double album.

Nov 17, 202048:04
001 Abbey Road / Revolver (The Beatles)

001 Abbey Road / Revolver (The Beatles)

In the first proper episode, the wizards discuss Tape 1 which contains 2 albums by The Beatles. Full steam ahead Mr Bosun, full steam ahead!
Nov 07, 202036:53
Trailer Episode

Trailer Episode

We explain what the podcast is all about.
Oct 31, 202025:15