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 THE PROPELLER GALLERY

 

Welcome to the official GUIDED BY VOICES  -  PROPELLER GALLERY. In 1992, legendary rock band GUIDED BY VOICES released the critically acclaimed "PROPELLER" album on vinyl LP only, limited to only 500 copies, all with hand-made covers created by members of the band and some of their closest friends. We are attempting to locate as many of these rare gems as we can in order to display them on this site for the world to see! If you own an original PROPELLER and it hasn't been posted here yet, we'd love to add it to the GALLERY! Please send us a scan or digital photo or contact us at one of the following addresses: 

  We need both sides of the covers, since most of the backs are also uniquely decorated. Most of them are hand-numbered, so please include it's number(s). Please send all photos or scans or files (whatever you can get) to us as soon as possible. If you have any questions, you can call us at the SIMPLE SOLUTION RECORDS WORLD HEADQUARTERS at: (937) 748-2930. Ask for Trader Vic. THANKS!

site last updated  07/30/07   at  12:08 PM

 


NOW AVAILABLE!       GbV Classic Propeller Beanie!

In celebration of the Scat Records re-issue of the classic GbV "PROPELLER" LP, we here at the Propeller Gallery have issued a limited edition (only 500 - just like the original vinyl pressing) authentic GbV Classic Propeller Beanie!

Each beanie comes with a special tag attached which includes it's individual number (#1 to #500).

Price for 1 (one) Classic Propeller Beanie is $15.95 including shipping (U.S. only) and $11.95 for each additional beanie ordered and shipped at the same time. Our preferred payment method is PAYPAL. This will get you your beanie(s) the quickest. Otherwise, we accept money orders and personal checks. Money orders ship within 48 hours, checks take about a week to ship.  For orders outside the U.S.A. email us for prices including shipping.

Send mail payments to: Simple Solution Records - P.O. Box 101 - Dayton, Ohio 45401-0101 - U.S.A.

Only available from this website!    While they last!

The quickest way to get your order!

 


Hey! Check out the article about Guided by Voices'  "Propeller" LP in  "Sponic" on-line zine (Issue #19) at  www.sponiczine.com. To go straight to the article click here.  This article was written by Don Thrasher, writer for the Dayton Daily News (in Dayton, Ohio) who is also the listed drummer on "Propeller". 


Current owner and location info is now listed in red. The numbers below are way out of date. There are a few more Propellers now located in Brooklyn and Placentia.

Top five cities in the world for highest concentration of Propeller LPs (so far) are:

Dayton, Ohio U.S.A. - 31

Brooklyn, New York U.S.A. - 15

 Placentia, California U.S.A. - 10

  Normal, Illinois U.S.A. - 3

Indianapolis, Indiana U.S.A. - 3


Letters found so far in Jimmy Pollard's alphabet series (7 out of 26):  E - J - M - Q - S - U - Y

Where is the rest of the alphabet??


Approximately 25% of all original Propellers have been located! Please help us fill in the blanks! If you own a Propeller and it's not yet been posted here, PLEASE let us know about it!   Email  tradervic@msn.com 


 Click on the images below to enlarge to GIANT-SIZED  images with amazing detail! (any number in RED). More large images are being added soon so keep checking back!


Important message from Trader Vic:   Although thru-out this site we refer to the uniquely decorated side of the cover as the 'front' and the credits/boxers/wrestlers side of the cover as the 'back', the credits/boxers/wrestlers side was originally considered to be the 'front' and the uniquely decorated side was considered to be the 'back'.  Over the years the 'back' covers have been spotlighted for their uniqueness and artistic beauty and therefore have been thought of as the 'front' covers. I have displayed the covers on this site the incorrect way to minimize confusion, but Bob and I both thought it was important to let the world know that the credits side is actually the front cover.


 

#1 - Cover by Bob. Appears in the center of the "Suitcase" booklet. Front cover contains the flower/face from the collage on "Not In My Airforce" cover, the flower/babyface from "Tropic of Nipples" cover, and the mouth from "Live At The Wheelchair Races" CD cover (from the "Hardcore UFOs" box set). This is one of the two covers used by Scat Records for the re-issue edition on vinyl and CD. Owned by Todd Robinson - Indianapolis, Indiana U.S.A.


 

 

#3 - Front & back covers by Bob. Autographed on back cover by Robert Pollard. Owned by Trader Vic - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

  

#4 - Front & back covers by Bob. Owned by Tim Bugbee - North Andover, Massachusetts U.S.A.


 

#7 - Front cover by Bob. Owned by Breck Rowell - Placentia, California U.S.A.


 

#8 - Front cover by Bob. Back cover by Jimmy. Autographed by Robert Pollard on back. Owned by Ed McGowan - Brooklyn, New York U.S.A.


 

#9 - Front cover by Bob. Owned by Breck Rowell - Placentia, California U.S.A.


 

 

#14 - Front & back covers by Bob. Autographed on back by Robert Pollard. This is one of the two covers used by Scat Records for the re-issue edition on vinyl and CD. Owned by Trader Vic - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

 

#17 - Front & back covers by Bob. Both covers featured in "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Originally owned by Pete Jamison - Current owner & location unknown.


 

 

#20 - Front & back covers by Bob. Front cover has a photo of a young Brian Pollard (Bob's son - top left) and a photo of Greg Demos (center right).  Owned by Robert Pollard - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

 

#21 - Front & back covers by Bob. Front cover featured in "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Originally owned by Robert Pollard. Current owner & location unknown.


 

 

#22 - Front cover by Mike 'Rep' Hummel? Owned by Ralph Clark - Charlotte, North Carolina U.S.A.


 

 

#23 - Front & back covers by Bob. Picture on front cover is of Jimmy Pollard. Rabbit image on front cover used in the "Vampire On Titus/Propeller" combined CD booklet. Owned by Jimmy Pollard - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

 

#24 - Front cover by Bob. Back cover by Jimmy. Photo on front cover is of Bob & Jimmy & ? in the old "snakepit" at Bob's former residence.  Larger version of the same photo used on front cover of Propeller #127. Owned by Jimmy Pollard - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

#30 - Front cover by Bob! Back cover by Jimmy. Autographed by Robert Pollard on front shrink wrap. Owned by Trader Vic - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A. 


 

#31 - No images yet. Front cover by Bob! Owned by Nate Farley - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

#32 - Front & back covers by Bob. Shown in "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Also appears in "Vampire On Titus/Propeller" combined cd booklet. Owned by Tobin Sprout - Leland, Michigan U.S.A.


 

#33 - Front cover by Bob. Back cover by ? Owner & location unknown.


 

#34 - Front cover by Bob. Owned by John Udell - New York City, New York U.S.A.


 

 

#35 - Front & back covers by Bob. Owned by Jimmy Pollard - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

 

#37 - Front & back covers by Bob (Front cover artwork from one of Toby's Paintings). Originally owned by Pete Jamison. Now owned by Nick McDermott - Columbia, South Carolina U.S.A.


 

#40 - Front cover by Bob. Back cover by Jimmy. Autographed by Robert Pollard on front shrink wrap - still sealed! - Owned by Trader Vic - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

#42 - Cover by Bob. Appears in "Hardcore UFOs" booklet. Owned by Matt Sweeney - U.S.A.


 

 

#44 - Front & back covers by Bob. Owned by Robert Pollard - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

#53 - No images yet. Owned by Robertson Fletcher - Brooklyn, New York U.S.A.


 

 

#54 - Front cover by Bob - Back by Jimmy. Owned by Robert Pollard - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

#58 - Front cover by Bob. Owned by Scott Nuckles - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

 

#64 - Front cover by Bob - Back by Jimmy. Owned by Jim Seiler - Kettering, Ohio U.S.A.


 

 

#71 - Front cover by Bob. Back cover not finished. Owned by Dan Piercy - U.S.A.


 

 

#77 - Front cover by Bob - Back by Jimmy. Autographed by Robert Pollard on back cover. Owned by Trader Vic - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

#79 -  Front cover by Bob. Back cover by Jimmy. Owned by Bernard Pope - Melbourne, Australia


#83 - Front cover by Bob. Back cover by Jimmy.  Owned by Breck Rowell - Placentia, California U.S.A.


 

 

#87 - Front cover blank (except number). Back cover by ? Owned by Mike "The Heed" Lipps - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

#101 - No info yet. Photo on front cover is of Bob & Mitch & ? Owned by Ed Mcgowan - Brooklyn, New York U.S.A.


 

#104 - Front & back covers by Bob. Owned by Matt Davis - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

 

#107 - Front cover by Bob. Back cover by Jimmy. Front cover art used on "The Official Ironmen Rally Song" EP cover. Owned by Jimmy Pollard - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A. 


 

#109 - Front cover by Bob. Picture is of Bob sitting on a park bench. Autographed by Robert Pollard on front cover. Owned by Robert Pollard - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

 

#110 - Front cover by Bob. Back cover by Pete. Owned by Pete Jamison - Columbus, Ohio U.S.A.


 

#114 - No info yet. Front cover says... "Find out what's really inside" and "Go ahead...Open it".  Owned by Bill Millican - Shelby, North Carolina U.S.A.


 

#115 - Front cover by Tobin & Laura Sprout. Owned by John Paul Jones - Brooklyn, New York U.S.A.


 

#121 - No images yet. Front cover by Mike 'Rep' Hummel - similar to #22. Numbered on the actual record labels. Owned by Kevin Smith - Location unknown


 

 

#123 - Front cover by Toby - Back by Jimmy. Originally owned by Jimmy Pollard. Now owned by 'Rawns' - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A. 


 

#124 - Front cover by Toby. Back cover by ? Front cover is an original photograph taken by Tobin Sprout of Tobin's hand with six stitches in it. Autographed by Tobin Sprout. Front and back covers shown in the "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Owned by Tobin Sprout - Leland, Michigan U.S.A. 


 

#127 - Front & back covers by Bob. Photo on front cover is of Bob & Jimmy & ? in the old "Snakepit" at Bob's former residence. Smaller version of the same photo used on front cover of Propeller #24 Owned by M. Macdougall - Rhode Island, U.S.A.


 

 

#128 - Front & back covers by Bob. Originally owned by Bob - Current owner & location unknown.


 

#129 - Front cover by ? - Back cover by Jimmy. Owned by Tim Reber - Location unknown.


 

#130 - Front & back covers by Laura Sprout. Image of girls on front cover originally created for a Fig 4 record a-side but was never used, hence the red "A" on the left of the image. Front cover appears in "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Originally owned by Tobin Sprout. Owned by Jeff Warren - Austin, Texas U.S.A.


 

#131 - Front cover by Toby. Front cover photo from one of Toby's paintings. Front cover shown in "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Owned by Joe Stopa - Normal, Illinois U.S.A.


 

#134 - Front cover by Laura Sprout - Back by Jimmy. Originally owned by Tobin Sprout - Now owned by Jack Stenner - Houston, Texas U.S.A. 


 

 

#135 - Front cover by Bob or Pete. Back cover by Jimmy. One of the most decorated front covers! Photo is of Bob & Jimmy sporting their Northridge High School basketball shirts. Owned by Jimmy Pollard - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A. 


 

 

#139 - Front & back covers by Pete Jamison. Front shown in "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Owned by Michael Laton - Seattle, Washington U.S.A.


 

#144 - Front & back covers by Pete Jamison. Owned by Neil DeStefano - Location unknown.


 

#157 - No images yet. Has a drawing of the earth and moon. "Hey Thomas, This album will propel us to success. Love, Robert Pollard" written on the cover by Bob in January, 2000. Owned by Thomas Scott - Orlando, Florida U.S.A.


 

#165 - Front & back covers by Pete Jamison. Owned by Joe Stopa - Normal, Illinois U.S.A.


 

#167 - Front & back covers by Pete Jamison. Owned by Ed Mcgowan - Brooklyn, New York U.S.A.


 

 

#174 - Front & back covers by Pete Jamison. Seen in the "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Owned by Robert Pollard - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

#180 - Front cover by Pete. Back cover by ? Owner and location currently unknown.


 

 

#182 - Front & back covers by Pete Jamison. Autographed by Robert Pollard on back cover. Owned by Trader Vic - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

 

#183 - Front & back covers by Pete Jamison. Originally owned by Trader Vic - Traded back to Bob in January 2004 - Bob traded it to a guy in Georgia for some jazz records who screwed Bob out of a couple of the best records in the stack! Shame on you dude!!


 

 

#187 (or #189 - has both numbers) - Front cover sheet by Bob, spray paint by Pete. Back by Jimmy. One of the most interesting covers to read: Sheet glued to the front cover was a lyrics & credits sheet for an unreleased LP called "Pissing In The Canal" which includes lyrics to the following songs: "Angry Pillows", "Lockets Of The Empress", "Quality Of Armor", "Tell Me", "Walls And Windows", "6 Feet Down", "Echo Land", "My Eyes", "Together/Apart", and "Amnesia". Sheet has a copyright date of March 10, 1984, and lists the following players: Charles Mitchell (age 24), Robert Pollard (age 26), Kevin Fennell (age 25), and Ed Jon (age 31), with Mitch Swan. Owned by Jimmy Pollard - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

#192 (or #239 - has both numbers) - No info yet. Owner & location unknown.


 

 

#193 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Back cover unfinished. Owned by Don Thrasher (Drummer on PROPELLER) - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

#199 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Back cover by Jimmy. Back featured in "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Owned by Joe Stopa - Normal, Illinois U.S.A.


 

#201 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Back cover by Jimmy. Autographed by Robert Pollard on front cover. Owned by Mark Allwood - London, England


 

#207 - No images yet. Owned by Ed Mcgowan - Brooklyn, New York U.S.A.


 

#224 - No image yet - Front cover has an orange airplane silk-screened by Toby. Owned by Patrick Daley - New Brunswick, New Jersey U.S.A.


 

#226 - Bob doesn't know who made this one. Owned by Brad Ober - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma U.S.A.


 

#241 - Front cover by Bob. One of Pete Jamison's actual Merit brand cigarettes glued to the front cover. Front shown in "Some Drinking Implied" video. Back shown in "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Signed on the back cover by Tobin Sprout. Originally owned by Tobin Sprout. Owned by Breck Rowell - Placentia, California U.S.A.


 

#242 - No info yet. Owned by Kenn Norman - Los Angeles, California U.S.A.


 

#243 - No info yet. Owned by Kathy Harr - San Francisco, California U.S.A.


 

#244 - No info yet. Owned by Karl Taylor - Location unknown.


 

#246 - Front cover by Toby. Back cover by Jimmy. Owned by Rich Turiel - Madison, Wisconsin U.S.A.


 

#252 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Owned by Arthur Timpe III - Indianapolis, Indiana U.S.A.


 

#261 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Owned by 'Hamby' - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

 

#263 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Back cover by ? Autographed by Robert Pollard on back cover. Owned by Trader Vic - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

#274 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Owned by Gordon Witter - Los Gatos, California U.S.A.


 

#276 - No images yet. Front cover (blue silk-screened airplane) by Toby. Owned by Erica Fletcher - Brooklyn, New York U.S.A.


 

#279 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Owner and location unknown.


 

#280 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Back cover unfinished. Owned by John Paul Jones - Brooklyn, New York U.S.A..


 

#286 - Coming Soon! Front cover (blue silk-screened airplane) by Toby.


 

#307 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Back cover unfinished. Owned by Liz Clayton - Toronto, Ontario Canada


 

#312 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Owned by Ed McGowan - Brooklyn, New York U.S.A.


 

#320 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Back cover by Jimmy. Owner & location unknown.


 

#324 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Back cover by Jimmy. Owned by Breck Rowell - Placentia, California U.S.A.


 

#326 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Back cover by Jimmy. Front & back covers shown in the "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Owned by Robert Haagsma - Rotterdam, Holland


 

#328 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Back cover by Jimmy. Owned by Dave Doughman - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A. & beyond.


 

 

#332 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby - Back cover by Jimmy. Owned by Aaron Stob - Janesville, Wisconsin U.S.A.


#338 - Front cover by Pete Jameson. Writing on back cover by Bob. Owned by Pete Jameson - Columbus, Ohio U.S.A.


 

#339 - Front cover silk-screened by Toby. Owned by Danny McCullough - Burbank, California U.S.A.


 

#348 - Front cover by Bob & Mike 'Rep' Hummell. Owned by Brian Felhandler - Detroit, Michigan U.S.A.


 

#351 - No images yet. No artwork on front. Owned by Micah Brenner - Brooklyn, New York U.S.A.


 

#352 - No images yet. Owned by Edwin Van Der Poel - The Netherlands


 

#359 - No images yet. Autographed by Robert Pollard on 11-22-2003 at the Abbey Pub. Owned by Bob Reichold - Location unknown. 


 

 

#364 - Front & back covers by Pete Jamison. Owned by Ed McGowan - Brooklyn, New York U.S.A.


 

#373 - Cover by a friend of Toby. Seen in "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Owned by Sam Engel - Location unknown.


 

 

#375 - Cover by a friend of Toby. Owned by Kevin Smith - Location unknown. 


 

#378 - No info yet. Back cover not finished. Owned by Charlie Yohe - Tinley Park, Illinois U.S.A.


 

#383 - No info yet. Owned by Derek B. - Indianapolis, Indiana U.S.A.


 

#385 - No info yet.


 

#388 - Bob doesn't know who made this one. Appears in "Best of Guided by Voices" cd booklet & GbV 2003/2004 Calendar. Owned by David Newgarden - Ocean Grove, New Jersey U.S.A.


 

#397 - Cover by ?  Owned by Stefan in Germany.


 

#403 - Front cover by Bob. Back cover by ? Owner & location unknown.


 

  

No # - Front cover by Bob. Back cover by Jimmy. Autographed by Robert Pollard on back cover. Owned by Trader Vic - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

No # - Front cover by Bob. Back cover by ? Autographed on front by Robert Pollard, Jimmy Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, & Kevin Fennell. Owned by Breck Rowell - Placentia, California U.S.A.


 

No # - Front cover by Bob. Owner & location unknown.


 

No # - Front cover by Bob. Owned by James Dunseth - Portland, Oregon U.S.A.


 

No # - Front cover by Bob. Owned by Alex Collingridge - Wiltshire, U.K.


 

No # - Front cover by Bob. Owned by Breck Rowell - Placentia, California U.S.A.


 

No # - Front cover by Bob. Owned by Breck Rowell - Placentia, California U.S.A.


 

No # - Front cover by Bob. Back cover by Jimmy. Owned by Ed McGowan - Brooklyn, New York U.S.A.


 

No # - Front cover by Bob. Owner and location unknown.


 

 

No # - Front & back covers by Bob. Image on cover later used on the back of the "Bulldog Skin" single. Originally owned by Robert Pollard. Current owner & location unknown.


 

 

No # - Front & back covers by Bob. Record labels also by Bob. Owned by Robert Pollard - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

No # - Bob has no idea where this one came from. Owned by Breck Rowell - Placentia, California U.S.A.


 

No # - Front & back covers by Bob. Appears to be Einstein thinking about a circus or carnival. Autographed by Robert Pollard on front shrink wrap - still sealed! Owned by Trader Vic - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.


 

No # - Front cover lettering by Bob. Back cover by Bob. The photo on the front cover is post-Propeller era and was apparently added to the cover a year or two later by an unknown band member. Owned by Patrick Coen - San Francisco, California U.S.A.


 

No # - Front cover blank. Back cover by ? Owned by Alan Delmerico - Buffalo, New York U.S.A.


 

No # - Front cover by Mike 'Rep' Hummell. Similar to #22. Owned by Breck Rowell - Placentia, California U.S.A.


 

No # - Front cover by Bob. Owned by Max Hechter - Location unknown. 


 

No # - No info yet. Owned by Ed McGowan - Brooklyn, New York U.S.A.


 

# Unknown - Shown in the "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Owner & location unknown.


 

# Unknown - Appears in the middle of the "Suitcase" booklet. Owner & location unknown.


 

# Unknown - Shown in the "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Owner & location unknown.


 

# Unknown - Shown in the "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Owner & location unknown.


 

# Unknown - Shown in the "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Owner & location unknown.


 

# Unknown - Shown in the "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Owner & location unknown.


 

# Unknown - Shown in the "Watch Me Jumpstart" video. Owner & location unknown.

 


 

visit the official GUIDED BY VOICES web site

also check out RobertPollard.net

the best site for GbV song info, set lists, etc GUIDED BY VOICES DATABASE

another great site for GbV info & images, etc GUIDEDbyROBERTpollard.COM



 The Propeller Gallery is owned and operated by "Trader Vic" Blankenship.  2005 Vic Blankenship/Simple Solution Records - P.O. Box 101 - Dayton, Ohio 45401-0101 U.S.A.