Guided By Voices: The Electrifying Conclusion

Guided By Voices: The Electrifying Conclusion

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Guided By Voices: The Electrifying Conclusion

Four hours! 63 songs! One f***ing huge bottle of champagne!

Plexifilm is proud to release a definitive record of one of the greatest live bands in rock: THE ELECTRIFYING CONCLUSION is a chronicle of the last four hours of Guided By Voices. The film captures Guided By Voices' final concert at Chicago's Metro on New Year's Eve 2004 -- 63 songs, completely uncut. The excitement and nostalgia from both the band and audience are powerfully captured here in performances of GBV classics and special, seldom-played songs.

The DVD contains the 240-minute feature film, plus 20 minutes of additional material including rare live footage of a GBV performance from January 1994 at the Antenna in Memphis, TN, and exclusive footage of Robert Pollard recording demos for Half Smiles of the Decomposed songs. The DVD booklet also includes liner notes by WFMU DJ Tom Scharpling and doubles as a foldout poster of the original set list from the show.
Viewers will be able to witness the past GBV-mates that joined the band on stage (guitarist Tobin Sprout, bassists Jim Greer and Greg Demos, drummers Don Thrasher and Jim MacPherson), some guests stars (Matt Sweeney of Chavez/Zwan/Superwolf, Jon Wurster of Superchunk/Marah, Bob Pollard's brother Jim), the MC/dancer favorite Beatle Bob, and of course, the onstage bar, tended throughout the show by Pollard's buddy Trader Vic.

THE SET LIST:

Over The Neptune/ Mesh Gear Fox
Watch Me Jumpstart
Pimple Zoo
Everybody Thinks I'm A Raincloud (When I'm Not Looking)
Fair Touching
Things I Will Keep
Glow Boy Butlers
Lethargy
The Best Of Jill Hives
Red Ink Superman
14 Cheerleader Coldfront
Girls Of Wild Strawberries
Back To The Lake
Demons Are Real
Do The Earth
Tropical Robots
Beg For A Wheelbarrow
My Kind Of Soldier
"Wished I Was A Giant"
Bright Paper Werewolves
Lord Of Overstock
Window Of My World
Navigating Flood Regions
The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory
Tractor Rape Chain
I Am A Tree
Drinker's Peace
Chief Barrel Belly
Game Of Pricks
Pink Gun
Matter Eater Lad
Redmen And Their Wives
Gonna Never Have To Die
I Drove A Tank
Shocker In Gloomtown
Secret Star
If We Wait
Huffman Prairie Flying Field
Sad If I Lost It
Cut-Out Witch
Buzzards And Dreadful Crows
Alone, Stinking And Unafraid
Unleashed! The Large-Hearted Boy
Glad Girls
Johnny Appleseed
Heavy Metal Country
Murder Charge

Encore #1
My Impression Now
My Valuable Hunting Knife
Queen Of Cans And Jars
Hot Freaks
Motor Away
I Am A Scientist
Teenage FBI
Echos Myron
Smothered In Hugs

Encore #2
A Salty Salute
Postal Blowfish
Pendulum
Dayton, Ohio-19 Something And 5
He's The Uncle
Exit Flagger
Don't Stop Now

Reviews

"Songwriters who are lucky enough to come up with 10 great melodies in their lifetime must hate Robert Pollard who...does effortlessly what the rest of his brethren pursue to the point of frustration." - Michael Corcoran / Rolling Stone

"Robert Pollard writes the best melodies around, and his lyrics are consistently breathtaking in their surrealistic beauty." - Ethan Smith, Entertainment Weekly

"As with Big Star, the beauty of GBV's music cocoons -- and so triumphs over -- its own root sadness, like an oyster building a pearl around an irritating grain of sand...it not only celebrates the power of rock music, it also embodies it...a tour de force by a good old fashioned American basement genius." - Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone