Robert Pollard's Superman Was a Rocker is a return to old ways. This mini-album (13 songs, 30 minutes) finds him using recording methods he hasn't engaged in since his time in Guided By Voices. Pollard recently poured through a bunch of old cassette tapes and found some great, never-used instrumentals that he either wrote or co-wrote and decided to go into the studio and put vocals (and melodies!) over them. The music spans a 20+ year period, so in essence, this is an album 20 years in the making. Due to the span of time and body of work from which the clips were accessed, many of the classic Guided By Voices alumni appear on this album: Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Kevin Fennell, Doug Gillard, Nate Farley. This is the most fun Pollard album in years. 13 tracks. Happy Jack Rock Records. Revolver. 2008.