Dinosaur Jr thread of appreciation

Recently realized how awesome Living all over me is

Glad i finally gave this my time, sludgefest makes me want to air guitar in the office

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It’s the high watermark of 80s alt rock. Got it all - hooks, noise, killer lyrics, bit needy, etc

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Also i like how the almost afterthought closing track managed to create a whole genre of its own

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Their definitive album IMO. They did quite a lot of stuff from that when they reformed and did those Kentish Town shows in 2005. Remember the intro to The Lung making my hairs stand on end. Properly brilliant.

Such a fine album.

I liked it so much that on New Year’s Eve 1993(?), I decided that Little Fury Things would be a great tune to welcome in the New Year at our house party. I turned it up to a respectable volume, carefully lowered the stylus onto the record (the what onto the what?), and emptied the entire room in seconds. Apparently not everyone likes 12 bars of shouting over atonal distorted guitars. Fools

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Guitar Q&A with Kevin Shields and J. Holy shit fam

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I can imagine three hours and two words spoken

also I’m planning a possibly very I’ll advised Dino Jr cover soon

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Can see they’ve allowed approx 20 seconds for group photo on the Thursday.

Also, this takes place Tuesday to Friday?!

Hail to thee Camp Sludgefeast

4 string guitar and ukulele clinic w/ lou has utterly done me for some reason.

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“no you’re not enunciating right, listen to how I say it. Jeeeeee-suuuusss.”

“Jeeeee-ssuuuuss”

“nononono, listen to how I prolong the e. Jeeeeee-suuus. JeeeeeEE-suusss.”

“Jeeeee-suuuuss”

“Jesus. No. Just… OK how are you getting on, Pete?”

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A q&a with J?

Doesn’t seem like much fun…

  • one classic
  • one very good
  • one ok
  • one pretty bad
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Green Mind - classic
Where you been - borderline classic
Without a sound - anti classic
Hand it over - hidden gem

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As i think you know id swap wyb and green mind. Hand it over hidden gem? Generous but go on then.

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It is patchy but there is some good stuff on there, alone is a sad banger, I’m insane has that jaunty trumpet sound, getting rough has some nice banjo and falsetto, gotta know is a great closer a fitting sense of resignation for the end of dinosaur jr 2 really like how it shifts a notch towards the end. Also the album has a lot of subtle weird sounds on it (think Kevin shields was involved), definitely an underrated album imo

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Fully agree with you here, Hand It Over is flippin’ great.

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Green Mind - couple of great songs, hasn’t aged well. Lots of filler.
Where you been - absolute classic. Love it
Without a sound - meh
Hand it over - need to re listen to this, kind of passed me by

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the J-Dog also agrees

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