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BOSTON SPACESHIPS

THE GREATEST HITS OF BOSTON SPACESH (FIRE RECORDS)

BOSTON SPACESHIPS - THE GREATEST HITS OF BOSTON SPACESH 57188
format:
1 CD
release:
12.10.2012
label:
FIRE RECORDS
item ID:
57188
barcode:
0809236128126
Fire Records are delighted to bring you a compilation of the very best of Robert Pollard's BOSTON SPACESHIPS.

This is the first time that any material by Boston Spaceships has been available outside of the US in anything other than import, and this collection selects the very best nuggets from their brief but productive career brought together in succinct form.

Between 2008-2011, BOSTON SPACESHIPS released five albums, beginning with "Brown Submarine", a pop punk album made by guys who've worn out the grooves on their Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Wire and dBs record, and culminating in the 75-minute double-LP masterpiece, "Let It Beard", one of the most ambitious, varied, sprawling, and yet entirely coherent records Pollard has ever made.

"Let It Beard" features a variety of sonic textures, in part courtesy of a host of guest guitarists/luminaries including Colin Newman (WIRE), J.

Mascis (DINOSAUR JR.) and Steve Wynn (DREAM SYNDICATE). The Albums were heretofore released only in the U.S.

on Pollard's self-run GUIDED BY VOICES Inc. label. At its best (which was most of the time), BOSTON SPACESHIPS fused the surreal humour implied in its name with some of the most poignant, profound melodies/lyrics Pollard's ever written.

Also, BOSTON SPACESHIPS totally rocked. In 2011, Pollard decided he could never top "Let It Beard", and broke up the band.