Guided By Voices - Party Striped White Jets (Peel Session 1996)

Guided By Voices - Party Striped White Jets (Peel Session 1996)

Party/Striped White Jets (Peel session), first broadcast 28 July 1996.

Guided By Voices (often abbreviated as GBV) are an American indie rock band originating from Dayton, Ohio. Beginning with the band's formation in 1983, it made frequent personnel changes but always maintained the presence of principal songwriter Robert Pollard. Guided By Voices initially disbanded in 2004, though many of its former members remain musically involved in solo careers or other projects. Noted at first for its lo-fi aesthetic and typically Portastudio four-tracks-to-cassette production methods, Guided By Voices' music revealed influences from post-British Invasion garage rock, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, punk rock and post-punk. The band 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. (Read more at Wikipedia.)

Links To Peel

Peel appears to have started playing Guided By Voices in early 1993, when he noted that he had not then heard any of the band's first five LPs. Making up for lost time, he would play four tracks from their next album, 'Vampire On Titus', at the earliest opportunity, on his 03 September 1993 show.

Subsequent releases were played on a regular basis, although Peel's interest appeared to dwindle slightly after the end of the "classic" GBV lineup with the departure of Tobin Sprout in 1996 and the release of the 'Mag Earwhig!' album the following year. Robert Pollard solo releases continued to be played, however, and the band's second Peel session was aired in December 1999.

Festive Fifty Entries


Two sessions. #1 was included in Peel Sessions: The Best 125. No known commercial release.

1. Recorded: 1996-06-18. Transmitted: 28 July 1996. Repeated

  • Party/Striped White Jets / Atom Eyes / Cut Out Witch/Man Called Aerodynamics / Bright Paper Werewolves/Lord Of Overstock

2. Recorded 1999-10-19. First broadcast 14 December 1999. Repeated

  • Frequent Weavers Who Burns / Zoo Pie / Tight Globes / Much Better Mr Buckles / Dragons Awake / Bright Paper Werewolves/Lord Of Overstock

Other Shows Played

(The list below was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive. Please add more information if known.)

  • 20 February 1993: I'll Get Over It (7"-The Grand Hour) Scat (wrong speed moment)
    (JP: 'That's most irritating. Lynn Parsons walks in and I play a record at the wrong speed, and I think it's important to demonstrate to the younger DJs technical expertise.' Hilarity from her. 'Don't know why you laugh in that immoderate fashion.')
    I'll Get Over It / Shocker In Gloomtown (7"-The Grand Hour)' (Scat)
  • 08 March 1993 (Ö3): I'll Get Over It / Shocker In Gloomtown (7"-The Grand Hour) Scat (As ever, the amount of music JP may never get round to hearing is a frustration. Case in point is the fact that Guided By Voices have released five LPs and he has heard none of them. He thinks the tracks he plays of theirs sound like "a post-grunge Beatles.")
  • 12 March 1993: Break Even (7" EP-The Grand Hour) Scat
  • 13 March 1993: Off The Floor (7"-The Grand Hour) Scat
  • 26 March 1993: (JP: "A week or so ago I played you a track from a 7" EP by some people from Ohio called Guided By Voices and mentioned then that they'd had five LPs apparently released previously and someone was good enough to send me one of them. On Rockathon Records its called 'Propeller' and the titles as is quite often the case with these sort of things don't really marry up exactly with the number of tracks that there are on the record itself, but this could be "Mesh Gear Fox."")
    Weed King (LP - Propeller) Scat
  • 27 March 1993: Quality Of Armor (album - Propeller) Rockathon announced as Metal Mothers
  • 10 April 1993 (BFBS): Weedking (LP - Propeller) Rockathon
  • 16 April 1993: Exit Flagger (album - Propeller) Rockathon
  • 29 May 1993: Some Drilling Implied (LP – Propeller) Rockathon
  • 03 September 1993: Wished I Was A Giant (LP-Vampire On Titus) Scat
  • 03 September 1993: #2 In The Model Home Series (LP-Vampire On Titus) Scat
  • 03 September 1993: Expecting Brainchild (LP-Vampire On Titus) Scat
  • 03 September 1993: Superior Sector Janitor X (LP-Vampire On Titus) Scat
  • 04 September 1993: Dusted (LP – Vampire On Titus) Scat Records
  • 10 September 1993 (BFBS): Wished I Was A Giant (album - Vampire On Titus) Scat
  • 11 September 1993: Jar Of Cardinals (LP-Vampire On Titus) Scat
  • 12 November 1993: Gleemer (The Deeds Of Fertile Jim) (LP - Vampire On Titus) Scat
Robert Pollard solo

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