Robert Pollard: Cock Blocking The Romantics [7-Inch Feature]

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Cock Blocking The Romantics
Happy Jack Rock Records [2013]








The Cock Blocking The Romantics Singles Collection features twelve 7-inch singles that originally were released independently from Robert Pollard as a monthly series back in 2007-2008. The A sides are songs from Robert Pollard’s 2007 simultaneous releases on Merge Records, Standard Gargoyle Decisions and Coast To Coast Carpet Of Love, while the B sides are non-album tracks. You can see the track listing for each 7-inch HERE.

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Like all of Robert Pollard b-sides (and songs in general) you get a wide range of styles here that fall into mid-tempo rockers like “Coast To Coast Carpet Of Love”, power pop romps such as “Piss Along You Bird” and the more acoustic lo-fi strums of “Spirit Of The Fly”. There is also the John Shough version of the Pollard penned “Sixland” (which appeared on Guided By Voices Suitcase 3) as a b-side to “Count Us In”. “Sixland” is a track that I have always thought had great potential for Pollard with its very early GBV sound.

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For some the high point of this set will be the art designed box that houses the 7-inches. The box set is limited to just 300 copies and the singles are pressed on black wax and housed in standard plain white sleeves. You also will receive a download card for the b-sides only. For fans that have already purchased these singles Rockathon Records has you covered as this collector box will be available for purchase separately.

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Originally there were 1000 each of these singles pressed but the b-sides were not available digitally until now. This singles collection will be out tomorrow on Record Store Day and should be one of the harder titles to find with such a low pressing so if you see one – you should grab one!

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-Feature by Christopher Anthony

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After spending the early 90's managing a record store, the mid to late 90's producing alternative video shows and 00's blogging about the music scene Christopher Anthony is always ready to hear new music.

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