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Interview – Doug Gillard, Part I

Interview - Doug Gillard, Part I

He’s In Two Bands, He’s Popular

Doug Gillard, modern guitar legend, to play Saturn twice this fall.



By Andy Harris

lsjiduYou don’t have to look or listen too hard to find the sound of this man’s guitar. Perhaps you’ve heard it on an episode of Scrubs. Or maybe you’ve heard it on video games such as NCAA Football 06. Certainly you’ve heard it on quite a few recordings from Guided By Voices, Cobra Verde, Death of Samantha, numerous Robert Pollard side projects, and even on his solo albums where he plays under the name Doug Gillard. That’s right. His name is Doug Gillard and he is a modern guitar legend.

Gillard currently plays lead in two bands, Nada Surf and Guided By Voices (GBV from now on), that will be appearing at Saturn in October and November. New releases are out by both bands, with more on the way soon. We skyped in with Doug on a beautiful Monday afternoon. Here’s part one of our interview. Part two will come out leading up to the GBV show:

Doug Gillard: Hello?

Andy Harris: Hey Doug. It’s Andy.

DG: Hey, how’s it going Andy?

AH: Alright, man. How about yourself?

DG: Good.

AH: Cool. Well thanks for taking my…

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