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EP by Guided by Voices
Released November 14, 1995 (1995-11-14)
Genre Rock and roll, indie rock, lo-fi
Label Matador Records
Guided by Voices EP chronology
I Am a Scientist
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Tigerbomb is an EP by the indie rock band Guided by Voices. It was released in 1995 on Matador Records.

Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s. Originally used to describe independent record labels, the term became associated with the music they produced and was initially used interchangeably with alternative rock. As grunge and punk revival bands in the US and Britpop bands in the UK broke into the mainstream in the 1990s, it came to be used to identify those acts that retained an outsider and underground perspective. In the 2000s, as a result of changes in the music industry and the growing importance of the Internet, some indie rock acts began to enjoy commercial success, leading to questions about its meaningfulness as a term.

Guided by Voices band

Guided by Voices (GBV) is an American indie rock band formed in 1983 in Dayton, Ohio. It has made frequent personnel changes but always maintained the presence of principal songwriter Robert Pollard, who founded the group with guitarists Mitch Mitchell, Tobin Sprout, Jim Pollard, and drummer Kevin Fennell. The "classic" lineup included these musicians and bassist Greg Demos.

Matador Records American record label

Matador Records is an independent record label, with a roster of mainly indie rock, but also punk rock, experimental rock, alternative rock, and electronic acts.


The first two tracks are professionally recorded versions of songs from the Alien Lanes LP (the original LP versions were recorded on four-track cassette). The music video for the track "My Valuable Hunting Knife" used the version from this EP. The band's "best of" compilation, Human Amusements at Hourly Rates , uses the original Alien Lanes version of "My Valuable Hunting Knife" but the re-recorded version of "Game of Pricks".

<i>Alien Lanes</i> 1995 studio album by Guided by Voices

Alien Lanes is the eighth full-length album by American lo-fi band Guided by Voices, released on April 4, 1995.

The entire EP can be found in the Hardcore UFOs box set (disc 2, tracks 3-8).

<i>Hardcore UFOs: Revelations, Epiphanies and Fast Food in the Western Hemisphere</i> compilation album by Guided by Voices

Hardcore UFOs: Revelations, Epiphanies and Fast Food in the Western Hemisphere is an anthology box set released by Guided by Voices in 2003.

Track listing

All songs written by Robert Pollard except where noted.

Robert Pollard American singer

Robert Ellsworth Pollard Jr. is an American musician and singer-songwriter who is the leader and creative force behind indie rock group Guided by Voices. In addition to his work with Guided by Voices, he continues to have a prolific solo career with 22 solo albums released so far.

Side A

  1. "My Valuable Hunting Knife" (7" Version) – 2:28
  2. "Game of Pricks" (7" Version) – 2:18
  3. "Mice Feel Nice (in My Room)" (Doug Gillard, R. Pollard) – 2:20

Side B

  1. "Not Good for the Mechanism" – 2:00
  2. "Kiss Only the Important Ones" – 1:28
  3. "Dodging Invisible Rays" (Tobin Sprout) – 2:37

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