Eighth studio album by Guided By Voices, a hair under in consistency compared to Bee Thousand but that's still better than a million other albums. Released on Matador Records on March 28, 1995. Matador part Number OLE 123. Recorded on 4-track and 8-track machines in Dayton, Ohio by Robert Pollard and Tobin Sprout in late 1994-early 1995. Cover design by Bob and Mark Ohe.

Line-up for Alien Lanes:

Track listing:

  1. A Salty Salute (R.Pollard, Sprout)
  2. Evil Speakers
  3. Watch Me Jumpstart
  4. They're Not Witches (R.Pollard, J.Pollard, Demos)
  5. As We Go Up, As We Go Down
  6. (I Wanna Be A) Dumbcharger
  7. Game Of Pricks
  8. The Ugly Vision
  9. A Good Flying Bird (Sprout)
  10. Cigarette Tricks (GbV)
  11. Pimple Zoo
  12. Big Chief Chinese Restaurant (R.Pollard, J.Pollard, Demos)
  13. Closer You Are
  14. Auditorium (R.Pollard, Sprout)
  15. Motor Away (R.Pollard, Sprout)
  16. Hit
  17. My Valuable Hunting Knife
  18. Gold Hick
  19. King And Caroline (R.Pollard, Sprout)
  20. Striped White Jets
  21. Ex-Supermodel (R.Pollard, Sprout)
  22. Blimps Go 90
  23. Strawdogs (Sprout)
  24. Chicken Blows
  25. Little Whirl (Sprout)
  26. My Son Cool
  27. Always Crush Me
  28. Alright

It's also the name of a song, track 3 to be exact, from The Grand Hour EP by Guided By Voices. Released in 1992 on Scat records. The song was written by Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, and Jim Pollard. Run Time - 2:32

eleven lanes
and motorbikes
just wait for the bus
out of dignity, yeah

shoot me on up to the
gathered recarcerates
put the blue drag back in me
and jesus saw you, that's all i knew
saw their excuse, that's all i knew

lately am i football god
yeah yeah yeah!

straight to the lips of the postponed boogie
fly on up
i don't have all you
offered chain
yes, it's sure to find duke

shattered, better your transcendal troops
that's all i knew
sorry, but that's all i knew

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