- Dinosaur Jr
Best gig I ever been to was Dinosaur Jr at The Venue in Embra (back-in-the-day).
Lou was cool and kept bashing out the bassline to Gigantic and rapping about stuff.
J blew his 3rd amp is as many days during the soundcheck and the replacement only just arrived prior to them hitting the stage.
I think I drank half their rider too…
And they did a cover of barmy army & sweet child of mine.
Didn't cut my hair for about 8-9 months after that.
Ace.Posted 8 years agogravity-slaveMember
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My CD had the problem. Swapped. Not much difference really 😉 Still awesome.
I saw them on the Rollercoaster tour with the Mary Chain, Blur and My Bloody Valentine in about '92. That was LOUD!
Saw them again last Thursday at the Cambridge junction (drove down from Sheffield). My Mrs. loves them too and said 'How can 3 people make that much noise!'. J's incessant guitar tuning made me laugh. Tune, whack on effects, cue wall of noise! Could anyone tell?! Freak Scene was the best song of the set by a mile. Amazing.
They are playing Sheffield Leadmill on the 3rd September.Posted 8 years agogravity-slaveMember
Coincidently, the Mrs. has just emailed to say she's got tickets for their Leadmill gig! J, Lou and Murph producing wall to wall noise again. Wicked.
Oddly, only about 15 people moshing at the Junction. Everyone else trying to take (crap) photos on iPhones and Blackberries. Not quite right, somehow!Posted 8 years agogoonMember
This thread takes me back a few years! I never saw them, but 'Freak Scene' was on the warm up mix before EVERY gig I went to in those days. Still a favourite of mine. The cover of 'Just Like Heaven' is a thing to behold.
We saw Teenage Fanclub at one of the Manchester University venues and friend of a friend Kevin waited for total silence to shout 'You're just Dinosaur Jr. in kilts!' loud enough for everyone in the small venue to hear. Cue embaressing exchange between him and the band…Posted 8 years agomyfatherwasawolfMember
Oddly, only about 15 people moshing at the Junction. Everyone else trying to take (crap) photos on iPhones and Blackberries.
This is my pet hate. Then you find yourself watching it through somebody else's phone. Idiots!
Oh, and 'Start Choppin'' is where it's at. Love Dinosaur Jr.Posted 8 years ago
As an aside, as the right audience may be here, Mudhoney are on tour again, and playing in a social club in Leeds (Oct 10th)! I can hardly contain myself…boxelderSubscriber
It is great isn't it. I was at Rollercoaster '92 (in Sheffield I presume?)Posted 8 years ago
Blur were first on. I love The Leadmill, but left Sheffield in '93 – Damn I'd love to go to that. I went to see them (minus Lou) by myself, in Leeds in '93 – only time I've been hoisted onto the stage crowd surfing – assumed I'd be kicked out the back door, but they gave me a drink and showed me back to the front. Happy days.
Shucks, I've come over all misty eyed.
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