Closer You Are: The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided By Voices The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided By Voices, Matthew Cutter
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Closer You Are: The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided By Voices

Author: Matthew Cutter

Narrator: Matt Amendt

Unabridged: 13 hr 30 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 08/21/2018

Genre: Music - Genres & Styles - Rock

Includes: Bonus PDF

Synopsis

The authorized biography of Robert Pollard, indie rock icon and founder of the music group Guided By VoicesRobert Pollard has been a staple of the indie rock scene since the early '80s, along with his band Guided By Voices. Pollard was a longtime grade school teacher who toiled endlessly on his music, finding success only after adopting a do-it-yourself approach, relying on lo-fi home recordings for much of his and his band's career. A prolific artist, Pollard continues to churn out album after album, much to the acclaim of critics and his obsessive and devoted fans. But his story has never been faithfully told in its entirety. Until now.Author Matthew Cutter is a longtime friend of Pollard and, with Pollard's blessing, he's set out to tell the whole, true story of Guided By Voices. Closer You Are is the first book to take an in-depth look at the man behind it all, with interviews conducted by the author with Pollard's friends, family, and bandmates, along with unfettered access to Pollard himself and his extensive archives.Robert Pollard has had an amazing and seemingly endless career in rock music, but he's also established himself as a consummate artist who works on his own terms. Now fans can at long last learn the full story behind one of America's greatest living songwriters.

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