Gem / Sunglare Serenades
Album: Sunglare Serenades   Collection:General
Artist:Gem   Added:Nov 2001

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 24, 2003: The Darling System
Carcass and Crow
3. Jun 28, 2002: Pop/rock filler
Many Fanged Breezes
2. Aug 01, 2002: The Darling System
Carcass and Crow
4. Jan 25, 2002: Memory Select
Many Fanged Breezes

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-09-30
"Solo" project of Doug Gillard and Tim Tobias, who were the lead guitarist and bassist for Guided by Voices at the time. Second of two albums from them. Songs alternate between Doug's and Tim's writing/vocals, but they make the album sound good as a unified whole, presenting creative pop ditties that rock.

Sadly, KZSU's copy of this CD got lost early on. I've been playing the copy from my own collection.

1- A nicely digging midtempo rocker (Doug)
2- Very catchy and fast (Tim)
3- Catchy 5/4, kind of a '60s rock sound
7- Gently soaring chords that show off a proggy influence (Doug)
11- Big and grand, but maybe overstays its welcome a little (Tim)

Track Listing
1. Carcass and Crow   7. Time Was
2. Many Fanged Breezes   8. When They Pull You Out
3. I Today   9. J.H.-S.
4. A Slow Crawl   10. Ghostville Anyway
5. Slow Recovery   11. Nothing but the Quiet Now
6. Good to See You   12. Razors in the Skies