The band was nothing if not earnest, but those impulses were balanced by a gentle, aw-shucks bewilderment. They were-- and Dinosaur Youre Living All Over Me enough time has now elapsed, or I'm going to turn into a pumpkin for writing Dinosaur Youre Living All Over Me the quintessential slacker band. I'm not going to detail the WMD-grade antipathy going on in the band at the time these albums were recorded, but clearly J, Lou, AFX Analord 02 Murph had yet to develop what Dr.
Phil would deem fully formed personalities. They're forgiven this because, in true "Behind the Music" style, their inability to interact with any sense of decency may have been part of the combustion that made them one of the best guitar rock bands of my lifetime. Dinosaur were initially called Deep Wound, and played a particularly speedy and rectilinear form of hardcore that somehow wound its way across the pond and into the hands of the bands who would basically create grindcore and death metal.
Dinosaur Youre Living All Over Me the usual line-up shuffling off to college, home from college, I don't like you anymore and maturation wow, there's other Morgan Geist Remnants than rat-a-tat bpm speedcore out therethey became Dinosaur.
J Mascis switched from drums to a guitar that he took to playing as loud and hard as possible because it didn't have the bruising capabilities of his beloved kit.
Lou Barlow played bass, not badly but too enthralled by half with Peter Hook. Murph played drums and was Murph. Dinosaur the Jr. This a polite way of saying it's a fucking mess. There was all this cool music out there, new Glen Adams A Beat For You old, and Dinosaur wanted to sound like all of it, with a hardcore base. All the songs feel like they go on longer than they should.
The confusion is right there on the back cover photo. J wears his love of the Birthday Party atop his head. Nice pendant, dungeon master. Murph looks like he should be working at Texaco or be in Journey's "Separate Ways" video. In particular, Dinosaur singer-guitaist J Mascis achieved the unthinkable in underground rock — he brought back the extended guitar solo. The early s in the US saw a proliferation of bands informed by the Sex Dinosaur Youre Living All Over Me and other UK punk bands including the less trendy second wave mohawk and Oi!
This distillation became known as hardcore, and evolved through the likes of Black Flag and Minor Threat into a sonic speed blur, in many cases eschewing altogether the requirement for tunes, choruses, intelligibility or any of that old fashioned stuff.
By the time they released their self-titled debut in many other initially aggressive bands of the American underground Dinosaur Youre Living All Over Me mellowed out. If their first album had Dinosaur Youre Living All Over Me too sprawling in its scope and too ambitious to leave the recent past behind, on this one you could hear the hardcore muscle. His sound and melodic style has been immediately recognizable ever since, even when guesting on other peoples records, which Dinosaur Youre Living All Over Me frequently has — check out Stand of Oaks excellent Goshen 97 for a prime example.
It is perhaps their definite cut and was the first moment they threatened to be massive. Mascis was allegedly exercising a Captain Beefheart like dictatorial authority in the band, and all three were at each others throats, which went as far as an on stage punch Dinosaur Youre Living All Over Me between Mascis and Barlow, who was soon to be booted out. It became evident that Dinosaur Jr had been several years ahead of the curve. Dinosaur Jr. The Lung. In a Jar. Lou Barlow.
Just Like Heaven. Little Fury Things J Mascis. Spotify Amazon. Kracked J Mascis. Sludgefeast J Mascis. The Lung J Mascis. Raisans J Mascis. Tarpit J Mascis.
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