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Book Review: Closer You Are

Closer You Are: The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices by Matthew Cutter
Rating: 5/5

Robert Pollard (born 1957) is one of the most prolific, unique and creative individuals in music history. He is known globally, but isn’t a household name despite the 100+ albums he has appeared on. In many respects he entered the music world late in his life. It almost never happened. Present day, the 62 year old Pollard is still active and highly productive. As I write this, a new Guided by Voices album has been announced and is coming out soon. Matthew Cutter has produced a well-paced and revelatory biography. All these terms could easily apply: historic; funny; spirited; eye-opening; a tale of overcoming adversity and never truly giving up. His research & story-telling combine to make the reader even more inspired by the relentless creativity and brilliance of Robert Pollard. Highly recommended.

– Glenn

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