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Date of Disestablishment:December 31st, 2004

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Guided by Voices performing in 2004.
Guided by Voices performing in 2004.

Backgrounds:Group Or Band

Origin Place:Dayton · Ohio · United States

Years Active:1983 - 2004

Categories:Alternative Musical Groups · American Indie Rock Groups · Musical Groups Disestablished In 2004 · Musical Groups Established In 1983 · Ohio Musical Groups · People From Dayton, Ohio

Labels:Matador Records · Scat Records · TVT Records

Genres:Indie Rock · Lo Fi

Current Members:Doug Gillard · Robert Pollard

Past Members:Greg Demos · Jim MacPherson · Mitch Mitchell · Tim Tobias · Tobin Sprout

Guided by Voices

Guided by Voices (often abbreviated as GBV) was an American indie rock band originating from Dayton, Ohio.

Since the band's formation in 1983, it experienced frequent personnel changes, but always maintained the presence of principal songwriter Robert Pollard.

Guided by Voices disbanded in 2004, though many of its former members remain musically involved in solo careers or other side projects.

Guided by Voices' work shows influence from post-British Invasion garage rock, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, punk rock and post-punk.

Guided by Voices also garnered much attention for its prolific output, with a seemingly endless stream of releases.

Most songs are in the two-minute range, but many are even shorter; often they end abruptly or are intertwined with odd and homemade sound effects.

Guided by Voices progressed over time from an aspiring bar band, to willfully scuzzy basement obscurantists, and on to a relatively professional riff-pop machine in the latter half of the 90s, yet the constants throughout were Pollard's grasp of the pop format, his cryptic lyrics and titles, and melodic invention.

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