Song of the day: Guided By Voices – "Teenage FBI"

June 4, 2009

Here’s Guided by Voices with “Teenage FBI”:

Guided by Voices is fronted by the extremely prolific Robert Pollard, a man who looks and acts so unlike a rock star that, to me, makes him instantly likeable. Whenever I watch the video, I picture him at a pub, slightly drunk, wondering where his drink went.

My favourite fact about Bob Pollard: before embarking on a career as a musician he was a fourth-grade teacher.

I think the live version of “Teenage FBI” is splendid. Here’s the slightly less splendid studio version (the ending’s great, though):

Guided by Voices – “Teenage FBI” (1999)