- Dinosaur Jr. Any other fans?
The latest release appeared on Spotify recently which prompted a play through a few of the old albums. Green Mind, Without a Sound and Bug have all had a whirl and I realised it’s 30years since I heard Freak Scene! I’ve only saw them once live but they have been a regular play all that time and to me it hasn’t dated. I also reckon Just Like Heaven trumps The Cure too.Posted 1 month agometalheartSubscriber
Back in the late 80’s I saw them a couple of times, and the second time I had the privilege to meet them all and hang out and drink their rider (red stripe mostly). I was roped into selling t-shirts for their record company and witnessed J blowing up his third amp of the tour in soundcheck. The replacement arrived about a 1/2 hour before kick off so he finished the soundcheck on stage. Lou kept on battering out the Gigantic bassline and winding everybody up. They did covers of Barmy Army (it was in Edinburgh and J is/was a massive Exploited fan), Minor Threat and there was a girl in tow that had massive head of pleats who came on to sing Sweet Child o Mine. I can still see them flying through the air back and forwards as she headbanged 😊 It was awesomez. that was probably the best gig of my life.
Afterwards I went from pretty much a no. 1 to not cutting my hair for 6 months. My sister even walked past me in the pub!
i thought the real star was Lou and when J kicked him out I kind of lost interest. But I did kind of mainline Yr Living all over me for a period of time…Posted 1 month agochakapingSubscriber
saw them at benicassim last summer
I caught them there 10 years ago. TBH they were hard (and v loud) going after a couple of days of debauchery.
Call me a philistine, but I prefer their recorded output to their live sound, based on that experience anyway.
Freak Scene is one of the all-time great indie-rock tunes IMO, a perfect combination of melody and noise. And their version of Just Like Heaven is one of the best covers evs.
Love that they’re still going, doing their own thing and keeping the quality level up.Posted 1 month ago
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