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Guided by Voices "Pantherz"
Here's something of a lost classic from Guided by Voices, a pugnacious little tune that appeared (in a lower fidelity) on the Suitcase
box. You can't tell due to the ultra-shitty needle on my old turntable, but this version was recorded in a studio, and far surpasses the four-track rendition. This comes from a double-vinyl bootleg that popped up in '98 or so. It's three-and-a-half sides of live GBV circa '96 (maybe '97), with three studio outtakes rounding out side four. The other two studio tracks are pretty good, too, but nowhere near as good as "Pantherz".
With Bob Pollard putting the old girl to rest in less than a month now, you can probably expect unhealty amounts of GBV MP3s from us in the meantime. Please bear with us, friends.