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.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Guided By Voices - The Jon Stewart Show and 120 Minutes Video (Circa 1995-1996)

Hey kids! Been very busy with lots of stuff, hence the lack of updates. Also went out of town for 6 days bridging last weekend to visit my family in South Carolina with a side trip to the Doug Gillard show in Charlotte. More on that later!..

Some interesting new Guided By Voices videos just popped up on youtube. First up is GBV's network television debut from March 31, 1995 on MTV's The Jon Stewart Show. Clearly recall being up in my old attic bedroom in New Jersey, turning on the VCR, scooting up really close to the TV and cranking the stereo to bask in this broadcast. Also remember Jon introducing the Geebs as one of his favorite new bands. Really great performance from the so-called "classic lineup" (there were many other previous lineups) on King And Caroline / Motor Away medley from that year's Alien Lanes. My only gripe is not being able to hear Tobin Sprout's guitar at all in the mix...

followed by a second clip from the same show (indicative of Jon Stewart's GBV fandom) of Bob and the crew rocking out My Son Cool over the end credits. DECIDE NOW!..

and here is an short interview with GBV (including Demos, not Greer) in the summer of 1996 from MTV's 120 Minutes program. If you are too young (or old) to recall, 120 Minutes was the channel's long-running premiere showcase for the alternative to the mainstream "alternative" rock videos. The show was required weekly viewing back in the day amongst my comrades- always an excellent resource for what was new, cool or just plain weird in the world of rock. Matt Pinfield, the gravel-voiced interviewer here, was a local well-known New Jersey alternative radio veteran before getting the MTV job. Cool to hear Bob and Tobey speculate on what was coming next (ultimately Mag Earwhig after the "classic lineup" breakup, not the proposed Back To Saturn X!)...

Enjoy the clips and I'll post again when I can. Cheers!


Anonymous gbvh said...

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2:07 PM


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