Dinosaur Jr.: Brilliant or crap?

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I cast my vote for brilliant, but I want to hear others. Whenever I ask this question in real life I get blank expressions.

Jake Becker, Thursday, 1 March 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I honestly don't know how I feel about them. I like the following albums: "Green Mind", "Bug", "Little Fury Things" & "Whatever's Cool With Me". I don't like anything after "Green Mind". I also listened to "Bug" just about a week ago out of sheer nostalgia and I couldn't believe how poorly produced it was! Damn, I record clearer songs on my digital 4 track with ease. I guess things were much different before the advent of cheap personal home studio devices. Anyway, listening to the stuff wasn't as fun as I remembered. And he really only does one thing, which is whine, basically, and then rip into a flaming guitar solo, all of which start to sound the same at some point, right? It's kind of like that band Poison. Remember them? Every guitar solo ended the same, regardless of the supposed "mood" of the song: "diddly-diddly-diddly-diddly- deeeeeeeeeeee" and then back into the next verse.

I like them. I have a really fond spot in my heart for them. But, it might kind of be like old friends when you finally get back together and realise you don't have much to talk about anymore. Maybe I outgrew them? Or maybe I just have to wait until summertime or something when the mood strikes.

They were good and original, though.

Here's a related question:

Who's better: Dinosaur Jr. or Sebadoh*?

(*just because Lou was originally in Dinosaur, if you didn't know that.)

, Thursday, 1 March 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Neither. Just pretty good. Take a run at the sun is a classic song.

John Smith, Thursday, 1 March 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

i only know them from the few videos i saw on 120 minutes and the alternateen singles they released and all of those were crap really. i can't imagine ever buying a record with j mascis on it. i liked lou barlow on sex in the 90s, he is so sensitive. bob wratten should have been on instead of him.

keith, Thursday, 1 March 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Classic. "Bug", "Youre living all over me" and "Where you been" are all fantasic...rest of their stuff is patchy.."Green mind" is rubbish....if there is a bad point about Dinosaur Jr. its that there is maybe too many needless solos...sometimes they work and other times u just wish he'd put a sock in it..

Michael Bourke, Thursday, 1 March 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

i'm with Michael: "Your Living All Over Me", "Bug" and "Where You've Been" = pure genius. The Crazy Horse that's actually good and hard. My favorite still is the "Your Living...", that shit burns. As for Dinosaur vs. Sebadoh? No contest: stargazers vs. self-absorbed bastards.

Omar, Friday, 2 March 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Closer to Dud. J. Mascis could do one thing not too badly, and just kept doing it over again. Pick any one of his albums (my choice is Where You Been) and you won't really need any of the others. Or pick none of them, you won't be missing all that much. But maybe I'm just embarrassed for once giving them more attention than they deserved.

Patrick, Friday, 2 March 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

They are one of my all time favourite bands, a classic beyond any doubt. Hearing "where you been" when I was 16 was such a change from the boring thrash metal and grunge by numbers I listened to back then. Maybe there last few albums weren't so great, but "bug" and "you're living all over me" don't seemed to have aged that much, bands still try to copy "freakscene" today. And, I'd also agree that "Take a run at the sun" shows how cool J MAscis is. Poison are a classic band too, by the way! Oh and given a choice between Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr, I'm sorry Lou but J wins!

jel, Friday, 2 March 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I don't think Dino Jr is a band that has worn that well over the years, mainly because they tended to play out their act over the latter part of their career. But I would say that everything up through WHERE YOU BEEN is damn good. Some being higher than others. After that, they kinda treaded through the same water to be interesting. You owe it to yourself to at least get YOU'RE LIVING ALL OVER ME. An essential, I'd say.

Tim Baier, Friday, 2 March 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
I wouldn't all bands to be Dino Jr., I'm glad they exist. We don't have to like everything about them.....but it's nice to appreciate them in parts and pieces.. Lighten up, eh? You don't have to be a rock messiah to contribute.

Mik-L-Pop, Friday, 17 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Sorry for all the typos; it's late. I guess you don't have to be an editor to contribute either right? Thanks.

Mik-L-Pop, Friday, 17 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
J Mascis is a geeeenius. Sure, he's done some forgettable stuff over the years but for his schtick to still be interesting after all this time shows him up to be a pretty fine songwriter. It's worth noting that "More Light" is better than most of the Dino Jr albums. Despite the fact that most of the latterday Dino albums were essentially J solo anyway.

electric sound of jim, Thursday, 31 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I actually liked More Light better than anything since Where You Been, which was the high point without a doubt. But my fondness for parts of More Light may also have something to do with a certain producer, too.

Sean Carruthers, Thursday, 31 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

INDEED. ;-)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 31 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Yeaaaaaaah, I agree with Sean.
Where You Been is a diffent high point for the slacker genre. Even Crooked Rain Crooked Rani doesnt measure up (despite being an excellent album itself). Im not a fan of Green Mind, it being too scattered in my mind. I do liek the earlier stuff and can only ponder what that Dinosaur would have put out with Jay's use of power and Lou's sense, of well, I guess hurt descirbes it well enough.

Mr Noodles, Friday, 1 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

'More Light' is what got me back into Dinosaur Jr. I like it better than 'Where You Been' (though that's still good). It always boggles my mind how J.Mascis can produce something so good so late in his career, just when he's been written off by most.

alex in montreal, Friday, 1 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

J Mascis and the guitar player from the Stooges (and Mike Watt!) played at the now (thankfully) defunct Wetlands; ensuing guitar battle at some points resembled Shredder v Quine but I ended up liking the shredder (insert Stooges guitar player's name here) bedder

I like "Bulbs of Passion". but my instinct is DJr = crap.

Tracer Hand, Friday, 1 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I mean he still lives with his mom for chrissakes! (present company etc)

Tracer Hand, Friday, 1 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

The first Dinsoaur LP is still THE shit, for me. When J started that double-tracked tenor/falsetto vocal bullshit, he lost me. When Dinoswar were just another (i.e. the only) Husker-Du/Neil-Young band, those guitar solos weren't yet tiresome. So - Classic, Up to Green Mind (which I only recently started to listen to.) I was a Dinosaur fan from the git-go (and still refuse to recognize the "Jr.") - but stopped caring after 'Bug", which didn't measure up to the first two.

J & Watt & Ron Asheton are also playing the first night of All Tomorrow's Parties - probably all Stooges covers again....

And I don't really care for J's overbearing contribution to 'Mr. Machinery Operator'

Dave225, Friday, 1 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
I think Dinosaur Jr. is a fantastic band. They are either my favorite or close to favorite band. There best albums in my opinion are Your Living all over Me, Where You Been?, and of course there new "best of" cd called Ear Bleeding Country. Check out there other stuff if you like those records starting with either Bug or Green Mind. That J Mascis dude is a helluva guitar player and writes some great songs, my favorites of his being 'In a Jar', 'Get Me', and 'Thumb'.

Mark Stephen Willcox, Sunday, 17 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Revive!

adaml (adaml), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 00:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Also...who are all the people at the top of this thread (except jel, obv.)? Is this the "Old ILM" of such repute???

adaml (adaml), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 00:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

omigod my first thread revived! i have since cooled to this band but they still have a special place in me heart.

gfdsjkl, Wednesday, 15 October 2003 00:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Omar's still around also. (Well, I think that's him, anyway.)

Francis Watlington (Francis Watlington), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 00:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

More Light was ok but GODDAMN was the follow-up, Free So Free painful. I bought it cuz it was supposedly a concept album about skydiving but all he did was say the word free a lot. embarassing.

I've got You're Living All Over Me and the best of. Not under the impression I need any more. But there's brilliance in that stuff.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 01:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Don't insult "Green Mind." Please!

cybele (cybele), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 01:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

dinojr -- great up through Bug. lou barlow's departure was the end (because mascis needs the friction and because dino jr was greater than its individual parts). Green Mind has some interesting moments due to don fleming and the rummager. after that, mascis loses the plot completely. a fog, indeed.

jack cole (jackcole), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 02:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Don't know.

I can't listen to anything J. Mascis has done without falling asleep, and it's not just me; I have a friend who went to see him and she fell asleep at the concert.

In summary: BORING

Sasha (sgh), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 04:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

How do you pronounce J. Mascis' name?

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 04:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i've always pronounced it "mashis" but i've never actually heard it spoken by anyone.

the surface noise (electricsound), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 04:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Jack OTM. 1st three = great; rest = teh suck.

I've always pronounced it (and heard it pronounced) Mass-Kiss, but I have no idea if that is correct.

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 04:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Aaanyway, Dinosaur Jr. invented indie rock before there was a term for it. I really really like them. It's amazing they're not seen as the pioneers they really were. Look, I don't know to break this to you, so I'm just gonna say it: NIRVANA DID NOT INVENT INDIE-ROCK!!! There, I said it.

Of course, you could also say that Neil Young was doing the same damn thing twenty years earlier, so forget everything I just said.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 04:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

who are you talking to?

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 04:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I've been minorly obsessed with their first album ever since I "discovered" it for myself a few years ago. (I remember, back in high school, my friend playing the tape in her car over and over when she gave me a ride in the mornings, but I obviously wasn't listening.)

I've never heard such great suburban-basement teenage four-track rickety-proggy music (even if it wasn't really recorded under those conditions). The songs are just fantastic; each one has four or five distinct, individual instrumental parts that just kill. And wonderful melodies, lyrics, atmosphere - the works.

If anyone can suggest any other albums that approach the "feel" of this one in any way, please, lay 'em on me!

Sam J. (samjeff), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 04:46 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(Albums by other bands, I mean. I've heard the next few Dinosaur Jr. albums, and they don't do much for me....)

Sam J. (samjeff), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 04:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

You're Living All Over Me is just so much genius... the warm and somnambulant production, the songs that warp from alt_byrdsy prettiness to absolute sabbath heaviness, for seemingly no reason; the songs about bugs and moths that are immediately smothered by avalanches of feedback... ah. yes.

stevie (stevie), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 07:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I vote for brilliant crap!

st tremaine, Wednesday, 15 October 2003 09:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The chorus of "Get me" is a classic "scarves in the air" moment...

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 09:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the cover of 'hot burrito #2' on the flipside of the get me single is awesome too... not to mention the bleak acoustic reading of 'qwest'

stevie (stevie), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 10:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Soon, this will come back big time and be in vogue. We'll have shredding indie rockers everywhere.

scott m (mcd), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 13:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i've always pronounced it "mashis" but i've never actually heard it spoken by anyone.

We've called him Mas kis in the past and he didn't complain, if its not right Im sure he's used to it.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 16:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I've always said "mass iss" like kiss rather than is (which sounds like iz, ya know?)

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 21:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

rhymes with "stasis."

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 21:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"mass kiss" = straight from the horse's mouth.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 21:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

haha. of COURSE he'd prefer "mass kiss" but I'll continue to think he rhymes with "stasis." hyuk hyuk.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 21:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
CD80 "portable" Dinosaur Jr. go!

Repulsion
Little Fury Things
Kracked
The Lung
In a Jar
Freak Scene
No Bones
They Always Come
Yeah We Know
Pond Song
Just Like Heaven
The Wagon
Thumb
Out There
Start Choppin'
Get Me
Feel the Pain
I Don't Think
Never Bought It

(78:46 - weighted towards 2nd and 3rd LPs, I hope there will be many who disagree and post other ones!)

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 6 November 2003 10:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
bump.

Also, I have an instrumentation question. On "They Always Come" there's a change at about 30 seconds in, and there's this high pitched repeating sound which is almost like a really high register clav or bells or something. What is that??

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 8 November 2004 23:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm a huge fan and don't mind saying it. I always remember a bit of a stigma around them.

Green Mind is where its at for me, whilst the others are more timely and easily placeable, Green Mind has a bit of a uniqueness about it that I like. I find it very similar to "Goo" by Sonic Youth in that it's the album-before-the-commercial-one where you can see some of the experiments with gloss coming through, but still with enough rough to make it a hearty meal.

Bernard the Butler (Lynskey), Monday, 8 November 2004 23:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

In the US, Goo and Green Mind were huge commercial ventures.

Spencer, I will take a listen tonight.

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 8 November 2004 23:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It was a real trip to see/hear Mascis this weekend at All Tomorrow's Parties. He played a song off Green Mind ("The Wagon" maybe?). He still shreds* and is loud as shit. He was shuffling around the fairgrounds the whole time mostly unbothered, in track jacket and stringy long grey hair.
Anyway, brilliant.


*I don't mind using "shreds" here as I think it's damned appropriate.

Nostalgia for the Old Cineramadome (Ben Boyer), Monday, 8 November 2004 23:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

So yeah not first time they played the track but first time he's tried to recreate the track to sound something like the lp version.

Stevolende, Saturday, 16 September 2017 22:28 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

They are one of my all time favourite bands, a classic beyond any doubt. Hearing "where you been" when I was 16 was such a change from the boring thrash metal and grunge by numbers I listened to back then. Maybe there last few albums weren't so great, but "bug" and "you're living all over me" don't seemed to have aged that much, bands still try to copy "freakscene" today. And, I'd also agree that "Take a run at the sun" shows how cool J MAscis is. Poison are a classic band too, by the way! Oh and given a choice between Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr, I'm sorry Lou but J wins!

― jel, Thursday, March 1, 2001 7:00 PM (sixteen years ago)

<3 jel

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION:

j mascis' voice is more ~90s~ than any and all yarling

j., Monday, 22 January 2018 16:25 (one year ago) Permalink

was just jamming this, sounds awesome: https://www.themckenzietapes.com/tapes/2018/1/16/dinosaur-jr-at-maxwells-1-17-1991
i still remember at age 11 or 12 and being mainly into classic rock and hearing my older brother blast "green mind" from his room and thinking whoa I gotta get into this!

tylerw, Monday, 22 January 2018 16:30 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i DJed the Dino show last night at the bar around the corner. So much fun. Capacity: 99 people. It was the perfect amount of loud actually. I thought it might be sickening. But it was human loud. Sounded fucking incredible. Such an amazing set. And I rocked the crowd with aplomb and with the aid of Pabst between sets. (PG Six and J's brother's band the opening acts)

https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29314474_10156731921192137_7093616316959546475_n.jpg?oh=3a45fd30001af9f5025b140afaa75ed9&oe=5B301129

https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29313767_10156731926872137_4594862773486262192_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=b795985fbf4b5592faea81c7a29d2373&oe=5B2D19CA

scott seward, Saturday, 17 March 2018 15:33 (ten months ago) Permalink

Right on! This was my shot of the monolith from orbit last year.

https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17353519_1911307172436961_4491324615395026685_n.jpg?oh=1da72778d6e930c6c6e9405ba9be7c2e&oe=5B349560

earlnash, Saturday, 17 March 2018 16:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

does the vomit doll have a name? i was and remain a decent a Dino Jr fan but not obsessive enough to know the name of that doll.
it reminds me of the enormous baby from The Kingdom

sounds like a fun night too.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 17 March 2018 16:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

awesome scott :)

this is solid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMa-JuMfLzA

tinnitus the night (Ross), Saturday, 17 March 2018 16:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

i can't say that i have been a superfan thru the years. i really liked the song "repulsion" in the 80s but i didn't buy the first two records. one of the reasons i bought Bug when it came out was because i really loved the album cover. i bought the just like heaven 12-inch. but didn't follow them or sebadoh at all in the 90s. the first time i really ever heard sebadoh was when my brother was opening for them at the troc in philly and i got to dance on stage dressed as a witch. i did see dinosaur at the height of grungemania in a skating rink in connecticut and it was one of the most cavernous things i have ever heard. that would have been them touring green mind.

my kid, rufus, got to be there last night too. he loves J.

scott seward, Saturday, 17 March 2018 16:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

this was just ridiculously fun the other night. gloriously loud. nothing but neil all night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2RcNI2pL88

scott seward, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 13:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dyVLtVVHG8

scott seward, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 13:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

that's amazing

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 13:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

seriously!

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 13:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

The first time I ever heard of NY's On The Beach was J lamenting about its unavailability on CD in an issue of Melody Maker circa 92

Total Goat Rodeo (stevie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 13:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

have they been touring with an extra guitarist?

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 13:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

no, dino is just the trio. this was a one night only thing with matt valentine and john moloney and adam from sore eros and a guy on bass from....i can't remember what bands. he roadies for dino. he was great.

scott seward, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

this is from the dino show at the local bar this year. also a wonderful night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2UuYbgZtzI

scott seward, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

seeing J. with two other good guitarists was so cool though. such a great sound live.

scott seward, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah, J does a lot of overdubs in the reunion-era songs, so sometimes the long solo sections can sound slightly thin live. perhaps they've figured it out in the years since I saw them last.

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

BTW I saw Dino play six months ago and the guitar tech guy played some guitar during the gig. He didn't come out from over behind Lou's amps, but you could still see he to the side a bit. He faced the front from what I remember, it didn't look like they were hiding him, just he didn't leave his roadie area

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

actually this explains it better
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D79DSyg8eyg

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

i think they do double drums with john moloney during the wagon too sometimes. he roadies for them as well.

scott seward, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

when dino played at the bar beforehand i was scared that j's stacks would kill me but they totally made it the perfect kind of loud for that show. there was a lot of family there. they didn't want to liquify anyone. still plenty loud though!

scott seward, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Saw them last night, and they sounded great.

Literally knew only one song of theirs before yesterday, from a mixtape someone made me long ago. But now I've been listening to that song (not played last night) over and over.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-2o-qQk_EU

... (Eazy), Friday, 20 July 2018 14:45 (six months ago) Permalink

Ha I was reading your comment PaulTMA and thinking of that gig as evidence, and then I saw you posted the vid which I'm pretty sure I'm in

Minister of the Pillow (fionnland), Friday, 20 July 2018 14:50 (six months ago) Permalink

def saw them at Maxwells ('88?) when they didn't have the "Jr"

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 20 July 2018 14:52 (six months ago) Permalink

Their cover of just like heaven slays

No angel came (Ross), Friday, 20 July 2018 14:52 (six months ago) Permalink

Absolutely Ross, love the random cut too

Minister of the Pillow (fionnland), Friday, 20 July 2018 14:54 (six months ago) Permalink

Yeah!

No angel came (Ross), Friday, 20 July 2018 14:55 (six months ago) Permalink

I consumed an awful lot of US indie rock as a schoolkid at the turn of the nineties and I'm increasingly thinking D.Jr stand up better than anything else I bought at the time. I didn't anticipate this. I largely tuned out after Where You Been, but the overwhelming bulk of their output to that point is good-to-great. Even Green Mind is at least 60% decent. I'm very gradually absorbing the post-reunion records...

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 21 July 2018 01:58 (six months ago) Permalink

I mean they put out a lot of stuff, and for a few albums were getting increasingly better then j/they kinda fizzled out no?

F# A# (∞), Saturday, 21 July 2018 02:07 (six months ago) Permalink

I loved Bug and YLAOM the most but 'lost track' of them when the re-recorded The Wagon wasn't as good as the Sub-Pop single. I guess they have made some other good albums.

J Mascis And The Fog (with Ron Asheton) live was better than any Dinosaur Jr. gig I'd seen.

Absolute Unit Delta Plus (Noel Emits), Saturday, 21 July 2018 04:33 (six months ago) Permalink

Well I mean yeah. It’s fuckin Ron Asheton.

I’ve seen Dino Jr maybe like three times and it was always good. Friend of mine said he saw them once and J would hit THAT pedal and things went into totally painful/nauseating levels of tone and volume. Didn’t experience that for better or worse.

circa1916, Saturday, 21 July 2018 05:42 (six months ago) Permalink

Are there many better “reunion” albums than Beyond?

Minister of the Pillow (fionnland), Saturday, 21 July 2018 13:20 (six months ago) Permalink

I think the most recent one is really, really great.

Arthur Funzonerelli (stevie), Saturday, 21 July 2018 16:47 (six months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

https://pitchfork.com/news/a-25-year-old-dinosaur-jr-song-is-a-hit-in-japan-nobody-knows-why/

good for the Dinos, time to book Budokan

sun-kil moonsician (voodoo chili), Friday, 8 February 2019 19:50 (one week ago) Permalink

That’s really weird

yuh yuh (morrisp), Friday, 8 February 2019 20:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Does anyone from Pitchfork post here? It's the background music for the credits of "Gachinko Fight Club" on TBS.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 8 February 2019 20:31 (one week ago) Permalink

I think you could email them that

Evan, Friday, 8 February 2019 21:03 (one week ago) Permalink

i emailed a correction to an Unthanks review once and they never replied but they did fix it pretty quickly.

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Friday, 8 February 2019 21:05 (one week ago) Permalink

congrats to up and coming SoundCloud rapper D1NO$$$AUR JR.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 February 2019 22:23 (one week ago) Permalink

ha this is a great story! I don't even know that song though

calumy (rip van wanko), Saturday, 9 February 2019 04:54 (one week ago) Permalink

Pitchfork has updated to mention Gachinko Fight Club, citing this tweet:

I know the answer @pitchfork .
A linkage this song with Japan is obvious. “Over Your Shoulder” was used in popular TV show called “Gachinko Fight Club” hosted by TOKIO, famous male band/talents.
On Feb. 6th, TOKIO’s current TV show “TOKIO KAKERU” seems picked up former member of https://t.co/DfBD7xCYEU

— 鈴木貴歩 #EnterTechの提唱者 (@SuzukiTaka) February 8, 2019

jaymc, Saturday, 9 February 2019 05:55 (one week ago) Permalink

(Annoyingly, the P4k article still says "Nobody knows why! The answer isn't obvious at all!" while acknowledging "Oh yeah, some people have said it's this TV show.")

jaymc, Saturday, 9 February 2019 05:59 (one week ago) Permalink

(that's the magic of editing their posts after publishing)

Here's the clip if anyone's interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zMIXtjk6Do&feature=youtu.be&t=759

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 9 February 2019 16:31 (one week ago) Permalink

oh shit, forgot this embed code hates timestamps, c/p:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zMIXtjk6Do&t=759

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 9 February 2019 16:32 (one week ago) Permalink

So did the TV show inspire viewers to seek out the original song; or is it charting simply due to being played in background of that widely-streamed scene (and machine-recognized for copyright/royalties purposes)?

yuh yuh (morrisp), Saturday, 9 February 2019 16:40 (one week ago) Permalink

It was a very dramatic moment to a memorable scene and it brought back a lot of memories for people who watched it the first time around. The replay went viral on ameblo & FC2 blogs, plus there are a ton of Youtube comments asking for the ID on various clips, also on Yahoo.jp chiebukuro (like Yahoo! answers but less babbies formed & more utility).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 9 February 2019 16:47 (one week ago) Permalink

It’s a pretty beautiful song.

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 9 February 2019 17:46 (one week ago) Permalink

I've been listening to Dinosaur Jr. quite a bit lately. They were sort of a second tier interest to me when I was a teenager, but for some reason I've been enjoying returning to them more than many other bands from that era.

MikoMcha, Saturday, 9 February 2019 19:53 (one week ago) Permalink

the P4k article still says "Nobody knows why! The answer isn't obvious at all!"

The world is a very confusing country

sbahnhof, Monday, 11 February 2019 17:49 (five days ago) Permalink


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