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Dinosaur Jr.

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Dinosaur Jr.: The Beastie Noise

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 12 December 1987

From out of an American sleaze-pit come DINOSAUR — power rock in the tradition of the Hendrix Experience and Cream. ROY WILKINSON seeks out the ...

Dinosaur Jr: Clarendon, Hammersmith, London

Live Review by Mat Snow, Sounds, 12 December 1987


Dinosaur Jr: Shock Treatment

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 12 December 1987


Yabba Dabba Doo! It's Dinosaur Jr

Interview by Robin Gibson, Sounds, 24 September 1988

Did too much TV make the dinosaurs extinct? Unconventional rock star J Mascis, one third of Dinosaur Jr and potential couch potato, keeps one eye ...

Dinosaur Jr, Lunachicks: Powerhaus, London

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 6 May 1989


What's The Big Idea? Robert Smith's Conception of the Cure

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, July 1989

ON THE whole, the average pop fan's image of the Cure is pretty close to the way the band appears in the video to 'Fascination ...

Dinosaur Jr.

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 12 January 1991

After a year of rumours about Dinosaur splitting and retiring from music altogether, J Mascis finally returns with a major label contract, a new single, ...

Dinosaur Jr.: Enter the Wagon

Interview by David Quantick, New Musical Express, 12 January 1991

After a fallow few years, slug rock sensations DINOSAUR JR are back with a worthy successor to 1988's Freak Scene in The Wagon and a ...

Dinosaur Jr.: Green Genie

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 12 January 1991

With his permanently glazed expression and incredible apathy, J MASCIS is the most famously inert man in pop. But that hasn't stopped DINOSAUR JR. from ...

Dinosaur Jr.: Green Mind (Blanco Y Negro) ****

Review by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, 16 February 1991

J MASCIS' propensity for slothfulness is legendary, so it's reassuring to see that, with the end of the century – and possibly civilisation as we ...

Dinosaur Jr: Doin' The Dinosaur

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, Vox, March 1991

Will Dinosaur Jr go monster now they're signed with the corporate might of Warners? Edwin Pouncey says Oi! to the band who claim The 4-Skins ...

Dinosaur Jr., Come: Citi, Boston MA

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 20 May 1991

Dinosaur Jr. fails to live up to its thunder ...

Reading '91: Reading, Writhing And Riffmatic

Live Review by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 7 September 1991

FRIDAY: IT WAS obvious, really – he had to say it. Who better than His Supreme Iggyness Of Pop, the Godfather of (s)punk rock, to ...

Rollercoaster: Will and Jim's Excellent Misadventure

Live Review by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 4 April 1992

The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr, Blur: Glasgow SECC ...

Dinosaur Jr.: Palaentology

Interview by Jason Cohen, Option, May 1992

IF YOU GO by what's been written about Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, his music, history and personality could be summed in the following list: loud, ...

Dinosaur Jr: Where You Been (Blanco Y Negro)

Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 23 January 1993


Dinosaur Jr: Lazy Doing Something

Profile and Interview by Simon Reynolds, The Observer, 31 January 1993

IN NORTH America, "slackers" have entered mainstream consciousness, with the success of Richard Linklater's Slacker movie, Doug Coupland's book Generation X and, above all, Nirvana's ...

Dinosaur Jr: Where You Been

Review by Keith Cameron, Vox, February 1993

WITH SCRUFFY, laid-back dudish-ness currently the viable rockin' role model for today's young unemployables, the time is right for the return of the man who ...

Dinosaur Jr: Where You Been (Sire) ****

Review by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 18 February 1993

TODAY'S TWENTYSOMETHINGS didn't grow up on the Beatles and the Stones. They grew up on Kiss, Peter Frampton and Neil Young. Making something meaningful out ...

Dinosaur Jr.: Walk The Dinosaur

Interview by Lisa Verrico, Vox, March 1993

J. MASCIS IS a grunge fashion guru; all others turn to his band Dinosaur Jr. for inspiration. Indeed, the Seattle scene all but sprang from ...

Noise rock forsakes grunge for art and experimentation

Overview by Simon Reynolds, Details, March 1993

IT'S YEAR two of the post-Nirvana era, and the deluge of Seattle soundalike grunge flows on and on. These days, most hapless record buyers find ...

Dinosaur Jr: J Mascis' Big Step

Interview by Mac Randall, Musician, June 1993

WHEN DINOSAUR JR comes to your town, get ready for a unique event: the Dance of the 17 Footswitches. ...

Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade: How To Record Rock Guitar

Interview by Tom Doyle, Melody Maker, 5 February 1994

Producers Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade have made a career out off getting excellent guitar sounds to tape, lending their skills to the likes of ...

Dinosaur Jr.: Without a Sound (Sire/Reprise); Sebadoh: Bakesale (Sub Pop)

Review by Richard C. Walls, Musician, September 1994

DINOSAUR JR.'S evolution into the J. Mascis show is now pretty much complete, with the drawling troubadour doing all the singing and playing on this ...

Dinosaur Jr: Dinosaur, Youre Living All Over Me, Bug

Review by Everett True, Observer Music Monthly, April 2005

J Mascis plays guitar like he skis: effortlessly, yet fully in control ...

Dinosaur Jr: Dinosaur/You're Living All Over Me/Bug

Review and Interview by Keith Cameron, MOJO, April 2005

Before Nirvana, there was Dinosaur Jr: forging a new kind of power pop, making guitar solos cool again, struggling with dreadful social skills. Keith Cameron ...

Dinosaur Jr: Diary Of A Mad Band

Retrospective and Interview by Stevie Chick, MOJO, May 2005

Inspired by Sabbath, Hardcore and Oi!, Dinosaur Jr lit the late '80s with their fireball rock. ...

Dinosaur Jr: The Forum, London

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 10 June 2005

IT MAY tell us something about the sorry state of contemporary rock, but at least one semi-legendary cult band from the 1980s seems to reform ...

Dinosaur Jr: Vera, Groningen

Live Review by Keith Cameron, MOJO, August 2005

After a 15-year-cold war, legendary post-hardcore trio finally buries the hatchet. Lay down thy zimmer frame and pogo. ...

Back From Extinction: Dinosaur Jr And The Annals Of Indie-Rock

Comment by Stevie Chick, The Stranger, 18 August 2005

FUNNY HOW THINGS change. Only a year ago, the idea of Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis and Lou Barlow burying their legendarily blood-splattered hatchet was laughable. ...

Dinosaur Jr: The making of 'Freak Scene'

Retrospective and Interview by Nick Hasted, Uncut, December 2009

"We were just shitty." J Mascis and his bandmates recall the strained relations that led to their 1988 US breakthrough hit. ...

Dinosaur Jr.: Where You Been

Review by Stevie Chick,, 2011

Laconic, guitar-heavy masterpiece from Dinosaur Jr.'s second-wind. ...

J Mascis: "I never took it that seriously"

Interview by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 3 August 2012

The godfather of grunge on being rock's least loquacious talker, the merits of free dental care, and whether his band Dinosaur Jr were the Chuck ...

see also Sebadoh

see also J Mascis


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