Dinosaur Jr

Dinosaur Jr

With his long grey hair parted down the middle like a biblical sea and his world-weary demeanour, J Mascis is basically the grunge Gandalf. Swap the staff for a Fender Jazzmaster, amend the hobbit-herder’s trademark shout a little (“You shall...

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Dinosaur Jr - 'I Bet On Sky'

Dinosaur Jr - 'I Bet On Sky'

What happens to reformed bands that overstay their initial nostalgia-driven welcome? It’s rare for them to make notable new music, and it’s even rarer for their third album since reuniting to yield some of their best work. ‘I Bet On Sky’...

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Album review: Dinosaur Jr - 'Farm'

Album review: Dinosaur Jr - 'Farm'

Why don’t you like me…?” wailed bassist Lou Barlow like a deranged fishwife (a rather prophetic one at that) on the final track of Dinosaur Jr’s 1988 album ‘Bug’. It was an album that not only preceded Nirvana ’s loud, fuzz-rock...

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Dinosaur Jr

Dinosaur Jr

One of the more welcome of rock’s spate of reunions is that of college-rock legends Dinosaur Jr. After a spate of well-received shows in 2005, they’ve stepped up a gear and, quite simply, picked up where they left off. As the guitar solo on...

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