YMMV / Guided By Voices

  • Archive Panic: Pollard has written more than 1,000 songs and has released 100 albums between Guided by Voices, his solo career and his many side-projects.
    • Guided by Voices alone have 24 studio albums. That's already a sizable output, but it doesn't include the dozens of EPs, singles and demo box-sets they've put out.
  • Attention Deficit Creator Disorder: Pollard is not only in GBV and has a solo career, but is in several other side projects like Boston Spaceships and Circus Devils. And that's not getting into Tobin Sprout's and Doug Gillard's solo careers.
  • Name's the Same: This isn't the Mitch Mitchell from The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
  • Write What You Know: Some of Pollard's songs are inspired by his experiences as a fourth-grade teacher, like "Gold Star for Robot Boy", "Teenage FBI" and "Non-Absorbing". "Your Name Is Wild" and "My Son Cool" are about his daughter and son, respectively.