There are few, if any musicians as prolific as Robert Pollard. The ex-Guided by Voices frontman (and Charlie Hustle of indiedom) has always maintained an aggressive new release schedule and a quick glance at his current timetable shows no signs of this changing anytime soon- Pollard just released We All Got Out of the Army, is set to contribute to country legend Glen Campbell’s farewell opus, has a solo disc ready for June release and another Boston Spaceships release in September and now, this: he will be scoring an upcoming documentary about baseball legend Pete Rose.
Apparently, a legendary college baseball pitcher in his own right, Pollard will be writing the main theme to 4,192, and the filmmakers - director Terry Lukemire and producer Aymie Majerksi - are also using instrumental versions of several Pollard songs for the film, which is set to premiere July 9th in Los Angeles.
Pollard spoke to Spin magazine recently about the project:
He was everybody's hero. We're only 40 miles out of Cincinnati, plus Pete Rose played minor league ball here in Dayton and his Uncle Buddy was a major league scout who was based here. Plus, Mike Schmidt is in the documentary, and he's from Dayton and, you know, he played with Pete later on with the Phillies. So there's a lot of Dayton going on in this thing. Pete Rose was everybody's hero -- everyone in Little League slid headfirst into first base because of him.Rose gained notoriety in the baseball world for his gambling exploits, but he also is the all-time Major League leader in hits, games played, at bats and outs. Due to the aforementioned gambling, Rose is not eligible for induction in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Pollard’s solo disc Moses on a Sail is set for release on June 22nd.