Chronicling the creative process for Pop Zeus, the forthcoming Guided By Voices/Bob Pollard tribute comic- including sketches, concepts, finished art and whatever else is in my brain at the moment.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Details Slip About The Takeovers "Bad Football"

Midheaven, home of much internet mail-order music goodness, has let some details slip about The Takeovers' June 12th Off Records release Bad Football. Read on, my friends...

Welcome to the second dose of The Takeovers, courtesy of two members of Guided By Voices: The legendary Robert Pollard and the less so Chris Slusarenko. The newest release, Bad Football, finds the boys collaborating again and coming up with a slightly more song-oriented album every bit as perverse as 2006’s Turn to Red. Calling on likeminded bedfellows like Stephen Malkmus (Pavement), Tad Doyle (Tad), John Moen (The Decemberists) and Dan Peters (Mudhoney) to help follow their tuneful and psychedlic hearts, the Takeovers waste no time pushing aside the sophmore curse. In fact, if you like John, Paul, the bass player from Wire and/or Guided By Voices, you’re in good hands with Bad Football. “Chris Slusarenko knows exactly what to do, guiding Robert Pollard through a musical journey of his own past, present, and future, while Pollard continues to test his abilities and grow as a songwriter. This is something he is rarely given credit for, but here’s one example of where he most certainly should.” --Bart Bealmear, All Music Guide
Wow! Bad Football may just be the Pollard release of 2007 (and there are a lot of 'em) that I'm the most dying to hear. A windfall of talented collaborators and (in Midheaven's opinion) The Takeovers dodging the sophomore slump? Can't wait!


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