Martin Newell spent the '80s being compared to Robyn Hitchcock, XTC, and other lesser-known '60s-influenced pop maestros, so it was poetic that XTC's Andy Partridge would produce this Newell solo album.
Cub Scout Bowling Pins hop in the "Magic Taxi", turn on the AM radio and time travel forty to forty-five years back in time. The project is mysteriously presented, but it's a thinly-veiled alias of the ridiculously prolific and talented Guided By Voices.
This record is a statement, a challenge, a monument, a call to arms. Top this one if you can, this is the new benchmark. Who will best it? Who will try? Listen to Crystal Nuns Cathedral, and report back to us. We will be eagerly waiting.
Robert Pollard on the record: "(it) is strictly for me and me only. Because no one's going to buy it, no one gives a f***, but I'm still gonna do it. So I might as well put only what I want on it, for me. An album for me."
The debut album from members of Ceremony and Sabertooth Zombie featuring the singles "All My Best Shit", and "First Feeling". 9 Tracks of driving and melodic alternative rock for fans of Fugazi, Guided By Voices, and Wire...
Tremblers And Goggles By Rank marks a new phase in Robert Pollard's songwriting evolution. His songs have always included non-traditional approaches to form and song structure, but with this album, he has pushed it further than ever.