“Again and again and again”, is perhaps GBV’s credo, withRobert Pollard’s never-ending supply of fascinating andsupremely catchy rock. Just when one thinks one’s got thempinned down, album number thirty-four opens with bizarrepercussion, mariachi trumpets, strings and acoustic guitar.The adventurous spirit pervades yet another killer album fromthe greatest and most versatile GBV line-up. The golden boys(Doug Gillard, Bobby Bare Jr, Mark Shue, Kevin March)can do no wrong.
Hooky singles “My (Limited) Engagement”, “High In TheRain” and “Dance of Gurus” intermingle with occasionally darklyrics and the oddest of GBV oddballs, the ridiculous “RazorBug”, “Psycho House”, and the “Maintenance Man Of TheHaunted House”. The horns and strings return intermittently,with “The Bells Get Out Of The Way” going full Burt Bacharach.It’s Not Them. It Couldn’t Be Them. It Is Them! is a creative tourde-force full of surprises from the most prolific and captivatingband on the planet.
1. Spanish Coin
2. High In The Rain
3. Dance Of Gurus
4. Flying Without A License
5. Psycho House
6. Maintenance Man Of TheHaunted House
7. I Share A Rhythm
8. Razor Bug
9. I Wanna Monkey
10. Cherub And The Great Child Actor
11. Black And White Eyes In A Prism
12. People Need Holes
13. The Bell Gets Out Of The Way
14. Chain Gang Island
15. My (Limited) Engagement
Guided By Voices - It's Not Them. It Couldn't Be Them. It Is Them!
Guided By Voices Inc