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Robert Pollard's Guide To The Late 60s

Robert Pollard's Guide To The Late 60s

By Trust The Wizards
Before his band Guided By Voices set off on their 2001 tour, lead singer Robert Pollard recorded all his favourite 1960s records onto 62 C90 cassettes.
On our podcast we listen to, rate and review every one of them.
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016 Spirit of ‘67 (Paul Revere & The Raiders) / Permanent Damage (The GTOs)

Robert Pollard's Guide To The Late 60s

024 Rolled Gold (The Action) / Mighty Baby (Mighty Baby)
Let us show one another things we never usually see with this fascinating but relatively obscure pair of albums. First we examine an unreleased set of songs from North London mod group The Action. Then the debut album from the band they subsequently gave birth to, Mighty Baby.
August 30, 2022
023 Two Yanks In England (The Everly Brothers) / Love Is All Around (The Troggs)
First up Phil & Don are dropping their aitches as they get ‘eavily involved in Swinging London and then an album that you’ll feel in your fingers and toes over Andover again.
July 26, 2022
022 Pisces Aquarius Capricorn & Jones Ltd / The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (The Monkees)
Hey hey they’re The Monkees and people may say the hosts monkey around in this episode as they get sidetracked into Tork-ing about wedding receptions, live gigs and, inevitably, Peter Reid.
May 09, 2022
021 Bookends (Simon & Garfunkel) / Head (The Monkees)
A diverse pair of albums under discussion here, both of which are soundtrack albums (kind of) and also concept albums (kind of)
April 14, 2022
020 Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake (Small Faces)
Are you sitting comfortabold two square on your botty? Then you’re ready to hear us round up this round-covered album. How’s your Bert’s lumbago?
March 08, 2022
019 The Madcap Laughs / Barrett (Syd Barrett)
Spread the message to zebra, mongoose and the dirty hippopotamus because here comes our episode on Syd’s solo albums.
January 26, 2022
018 Piper At The Gates Of Dawn / A Saucerful Of Secrets (Pink Floyd)
“I HATE PINK FLOYD” declared Johnny Rotten’s notorious t-shirt in 1977. Set the controls for the heart of this podcast to find out if we feel the same and more importantly whether Mr Rotten’s t-shirt was omitting a definite article.
December 02, 2021
017 Their Satanic Majesties Request / Beggars Banquet (The Rolling Stones)
Please allow us to introduce this podcast of wealth & taste in which we discuss the only 2 Stones records that feature in Robert Pollard’s list. Woo woo!
November 23, 2021
016 Spirit of ‘67 (Paul Revere & The Raiders) / Permanent Damage (The GTOs)
Let’s get together outrageously to discuss Zappa’s girl group side project and whether Revere deserves to be revered.
October 11, 2021
015 Fifth Dimension (The Byrds) / And The Music Plays On (Del Shannon)
Scientific delirium madness as we discuss theoretical physics and the Byrds. Then we wa-wa-wa-wa-wonder why this Del Shannon album remained unreleased for over a decade!
August 26, 2021
014 Younger Than Yesterday / The Notorious Byrd Brothers (The Byrds)
Time to begin the McGuinn as we leaf through the back pages of The Byrds.
August 02, 2021
013 Horizontal (Bee Gees) / The Graham Gouldman Thing (Graham Gouldman)
In which we get our Massive Chew Sets around another Bee Gees album and the debut from future 10cc-er Gouldman.
July 22, 2021
012 Odessa (Bee Gees)
The relative heights of adult humans and Christmas trees are amongst many topics discussed as the red flock cover of Bee Gees’ 1969 double album Odessa steps into view.
June 06, 2021
011 Odessey and Oracle (The Zombies) / 1st (Bee Gees)
Bulbous swirling fonts and psychedelic imagery a-plenty on the covers. But what will the Wizards make of the music on this pair of albums recorded in Swinging London™ during the Summer of Love™
May 25, 2021
010 Butterfly (The Hollies) / Forever Changes (Love)
Watch the snot cake against your pants and turn into crystal as we discuss 2 albums released in November 1967.
April 06, 2021
009 The Smile Sessions (The Beach Boys)
We’re giving you excitations and favourite vege-tables as we listen to the most notorious “lost” album of the 60s.
March 27, 2021
008 Pet Sounds (The Beach Boys) / Song Cycle (Van Dyke Parks)
Out there having fun in the warm California sun as we explore Rolling Stone magazine’s second best album ever and one of the most expensively recorded flops of the 1960s.
March 08, 2021
007 S.F. Sorrow / Parachute (The Pretty Things)
A pair of albums by the London scenesters whose lead singer’s phone number was listed in David Bowie’s address book as “God”
February 26, 2021
006 Tommy (The Who)
Come on the amazing journey and learn all you should know about The Who’s legendary double album.
February 10, 2021
005 Happy Jack / The Who Sell Out (The Who)
More music, more music, more music as we examine The Who’s 2nd & 3rd albums. Brought to you by our sponsors Odorono & Heinz Baked Beans.
January 25, 2021
004 Past Masters (The Beatles)
A career-spanning double album compilation that is almost an Alan Partridge pleasing “Best Of The Beatles.” As this is the last of our episodes on the Fab Four, Chorizo & Kicker also reveal their overall favourite (and least favourite!) Beatles songs.
December 22, 2020
003 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles) / Something Else By The Kinks (The Kinks)
These albums are two sisters both released in the summer of 1967. Mr K & G assure the public their production will be second to none.
December 05, 2020
002 The White Album (The Beatles)
Won’t you come out to play as we take on this legendary double album.
November 17, 2020
001 Abbey Road / Revolver (The Beatles)
In the first proper episode, the wizards discuss Tape 1 which contains 2 albums by The Beatles. Full steam ahead Mr Bosun, full steam ahead!
November 07, 2020
Trailer Episode
We explain what the podcast is all about.
October 31, 2020