Personally, I don’t think Out There has anything to do with aliens. But here’s something J said about them:
J Mascis, regular guy, is superstitious? "Yeah, I’m a little paranoid, a little psychotic," he says in his characteristic tone, a quite sleepy mixture of William Burroughs and a Malibu surf dude. "I’m into… aliens. I was thinking I had been visited, but I don’t know for sure, so I was thinking of being hypnotized to find out. That should clear up a few things. I just don’t want to know what they’ve done to me. It can’t be pleasant."
J holds his arm out, pointing to a faint but distinguishable triangle shaped scar near his left elbow. "I was getting a massage while I was on tour, and had it pointed out to me. That night, the opening band had these two alien magazines with pictures of all these people with triangle scars on their backs and behind their knees." He takes a last sip of Whispering Heaven. "I’m like, ‘Oh, great. Just what I need.’"
Taken from Guitar Player, October, 1994.
But you’ve got to be careful with what J says – he has an interesting sense of humour. [img]http://www.freakscene.net/ubb/smilies/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/img]
"I got by
then I grew."
– J Mascis