Guided By Robert Pollard
The Story of the Fading Captain

People often wonder about how Bob comes up with some of the random and whimsical sounding names for his song and album titles. Bob's Fading Captain Series was such a name and there is a story behind it which have heard Bob tell once or twice.

Bob has always had a hands-on approach when it came to recording songs. Bob may not understand all the knobs on a mixer, but he does understand and has mastered the use of the faders. At the end of every song, when it comes time to fade-out the song, Bob always performs this task because he is "The Fading Captain".