Guided By VoicesAlien Lanes

Label:Matador – ole 123-1
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Lo-Fi, Indie Rock


A1A Salty Salute
Written-ByR. Pollard*, Sprout*
A2Evil Speakers
Written-ByR. Pollard*
A3Watch Me Jumpstart
Written-ByR. Pollard*
A4They're Not Witches
Written-ByDemos*, J. Pollard*, R. Pollard*
A5As We Go Up, We Go Down
Written-ByR. Pollard*
A6(I Wanna Be A) Dumbcharger
Written-ByR. Pollard*
A7Game Of Pricks
Written-ByR. Pollard*
A8The Ugly Vision
Written-ByR. Pollard*
A9A Good Flying Bird
A10Cigarette Tricks
A11Pimple Zoo
Written-ByR. Pollard*
A12Big Chief Chinese Restaurant
Written-ByDemos*, J. Pollard*, R. Pollard*
A13Closer You Are
Written-ByR. Pollard*
Written-ByR. Pollard*, Sprout*
A15Motor Away
Written-ByR. Pollard*, Sprout*
Written-ByR. Pollard*
B2My Valuable Hunting Knife
Written-ByR. Pollard*
B3Gold Hick
Written-ByR. Pollard*
B4King And Caroline
Written-ByR. Pollard*, Sprout*
B5Striped White Jets
Written-ByR. Pollard*
Written-ByR. Pollard*, Sprout*
B7Blimps Go 90
Written-ByR. Pollard*
B8Straw Dogs
B9Chicken Blows
Written-ByR. Pollard*
B10Little Whirl
B11My Cool Son
Written-ByR. Pollard*
B12Always Crush Me
Written-ByR. Pollard*
Written-ByR. Pollard*

Companies, etc.



Gatefold cover. Similar to Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes but has correct track listing on labels and barcode sticker on sleeve reverse.

Some copies have a stickered barcode on back jacket.

Direct Metal Mastering according to dead wax information.

[On gatefold]
Produced at Collider X-L
All songs copyright 1995, published by Needmore Songs (BMI)

[On labels]
c1995 Needmore Songs
cp1995 Matador Records
made in usa by wea mfg

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker, text): 7 44861 01231 3
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 1): OLE-123-1-A RE DMM SP1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 1): OLE-123-1-B-RE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 2): OLE-123̶-1-A -RE DMM SP1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 2): OLE-123-1-B-RE

Other Versions (5 of 30)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Alien Lanes (CD, Album, Promo)City SlangLP/CD 04956-08/26Germany1994
Recently Edited
Alien Lanes (CD, Album, Digipak)Matador, Matadorole 123-2, OLE 123-2US1995
New Submission
Alien Lanes (Cassette, Album)MatadorOLE 123-4US1995
Recently Edited
Alien Lanes (LP, Album)City Slangefa 04956-1Germany1995
Recently Edited
Alien Lanes (CD, Album)City Slangefa 04956-2Germany1995


  • gregschraff's avatar
    My version has exact same runout as listed above EXCEPT side A has a scratch out between 1-A and RE, and side B includes the DMM SP1-1 after OLE-123-1-B-RE

    As heavenlycreatues notes below, my copy has the following info on the back cover and the labels: "cp 1995 matador records 676 broadway nyc 10012" and there is no barcode anywhere to be found (must have been on the shrink wrap).
    • apotos's avatar
      SO much better than the reissues, best $60 I've spent in a while
      • lukerichards's avatar
        probably the best album ever (probably the best album ever)
        • daysofcandy's avatar

          new 25th anniversary reissue! must enter at least 10 words
          • midniteinjuansan's avatar
            I just noticed that my Side 2 label has Auditorium/Motor Away after Alright..Anyone else have that?
            • jtm1967's avatar
              This is the best pressing of this classic! I did several comparisons to the repressed lps and found that this original master is the truest to the og tapes which is very important when it comes to this particular lp. No fiddling with the eq or tampering with the mix etc. This is by far the best press.
              • heavenlycreatues's avatar
                Edited 3 years ago
                The first US vinyl press from 1995 has the following info on the back cover and the labels:

                "cp 1995 matador records 676 broadway nyc 10012"

                There's a a barcode sticker on back of the shrink-wrap (no barcode printed on the jacket).
                The back cover of the 2009 reissue looks exactly the same but the vinyl weighs 180 gram (without the cover).
                The 1995 first press of Alien Lanes (vinyl,cover,shrink wrap) weighs about 267 gram.

                • babaui's avatar
                  My copy has the runout matrix listed in this entry but the inner sleeve reads “made in great britain”. Could have been exchanged by previous owner, I don’t know. Does anyone have the same?



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