Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dinosaur Jr: DoTM

Dinosaur Jr was formed in 1984 in Amherst, Massachusetts, originally just called Dinosaur until legal issues forced them to change their name.

Dinosaur
Released in 1985 by Homestead Records. Re-released in 1987 by SST and re-released again in 2005 by Merge Records.
Produced by Dinosaur Jr (at the time they were still called Dinosaur).
Band lineup:
J Mascis - vocals, guitar; Lou Barlow - bass, vocals, keyboards; Murph - drums, vocals, keyboards.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Repulsion"

You're Living All Over Me
Released in December 1987 by SST Records.
Produced by Wharton Tiers.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
Singles:
"Little Fury Things"
Notes:
In 2005, this album was ranked #31 by Spin Magazine in their 100 Greatest Albums 1985-2005.

Bug
Released in October 1988 by SST.
Produced by J Mascis.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Freak Scene"

Green Mind
Released in February 1991 by Blanco y Negro Records. Reissued in 2006 by Rhino Records.
Produced by J Mascis.
Lineup changes:
Lou Barlow left the band and was replaced by Don Fleming.
Tracks: 13
Singles:
"The Wagon"
Charts:
#168 on the Billboard 200.

Fossils
Compilation album released in August 1991 by SST Records.
This e.p. consisted of previously-released singles such as a cover of Peter Frampton's "Show Me the Way" and a cover of The Cure's "Just Like Heaven" (which I personally like better than the original).
Tracks: 8

Whatevers Cool With Me
Compilation album released in October 1991 by Sire.
Produced by Dinosaur Jr.
Tracks: 8

Where You Been
Released in February 1993 by Blanco y Negro/Sire Records. Reissued in 2006 by Rhino Records.
Produced by J Mascic.
Lineup changes:
Don Fleming was replaced on bass by Mike Johnson.
Tracks: 13
Singles:
"Get Me" "Star Choppin" and "Out There"
Charts:
#50 on the Billboard 200.

Without A Sound
Released in August 1994 by Blanco y Negro/Sire.
Produced by J Mascis.
Lineup changes:
Murph left the band and the drums on this album were played by J Mascis.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Feel the Pain" and "I Don't Think So"
Charts:
#44 on the Billboard 200.

Hand It Over
Released in March 1997 by Blanco y Negro/Sire.
Produced by J Mascis.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12
Singles:
"I'm Insane"

BBC: In Session
Compilation album released in February 1999 by Strange Fruit Records.
Tracks: 10

Ear-Bleeding Country
Compilation album released in October 2001 by Rhino Records.
Tracks: 19

Beyond
Released in May 2007 by Fat Possum Records.
Produced by J Mascis.
Lineup changes:
Lou Barlow returned on bass and Murph returned on drums.
Tracks: 11
Charts:
#69 on the Billboard 200.

Farm
Released in June 2009 by Jagjaguwar.
Produced by J Mascis.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12

1 comment:

  1. calitierFantastic band! And the great thing about their reunion is that they actually put out two excellent records. I may have to try and do a 10 for 2010 for Dinosaur Jr.

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