The word “cult hero” was practically designed for Anton Barbeau, whose offbeat however tuneful guitar pop bears the stamp of predecessors like XTC and Robyn Hitchcock. In 1994, Anton Barbeau as well as the JoyBoys’ debut record, The Horse’s Tongue, gained the SAMMIE Prize (Sacramento, CA) for Record of the entire year. In 1997, Barbeau’s “Octagon” made an appearance on the very best of American Pop compilation Yellow Supplements 4, alongside performers like the Plimsouls, Materials Concern, and Jason Falkner. In 1999, he released Antology, Vol. 1 (obtain it?), a compilation of materials previously on cassette just, and AN OUTSTANDING Tray, which presented guest appearances from the Loud Family’s Scott Miller and Cake’s Gabe Nelson. 2001’s The Golden Shoe: Anthology, Vol. 2 features liner records by Nick Saloman from the Bevis Frond.