Watch the Earliest-Known Concert Footage of Guided by Voices

'Thank You Very Much for Absolutely Nothing' captures a 1986 performance by the band at Ohio's Dayton Riverfest
Watch the Earliest-Known Concert Footage of Guided by Voices
This Halloween marks Guided by Voices frontman Robert Pollard's 64th birthday, and Rockathon Records is releasing a couple of fan-service gifts in celebration, including a DVD called Thank You Very Much for Absolutely Nothing. This features the earliest-known concert footage of GBV, recorded on May 26, 1986 at Ohio's Dayton Riverfest.  

Limited to 1,000 copies and available only through Rockathon Records, the 40-minute video has Bob Pollard, Mitch Mitchell, Paul Comstock and Peyton Eric playing 16 old-school GBV songs. 

You can watch a 30-second clip of the band performing "She Wants to Know" — which would go on to appear on the band's surprisingly slick, professionally recorded 1986 debut Forever Since Breakfast — below. 

Alongside the concert footage, Rockathon is also releasing Eat 17, the latest in the series of art books featuring Robert Pollard's collage works. It's also a Rockathon exclusive, and you can nab the two releases as a bundle for a reduced price.

Plus, if that wasn't enough, the label is also reissuing Pollard's 2006 solo album, From a Compound Eye, as a double vinyl set on December 17. You can preorder the album here

Guided by Voices released their latest album It's Not Them. It Couldn't Be Them. It Is Them! last week.