In terms of sheer influence upon music in the 1990â€™s, one cannot look past the indelibility of Dinosaur Jr. Grunge before the word have even been invented by some overenthusiastic music journalist, Dinosaur Jr influenced a raft of Seattle bands before the original line up called it a day after recording three stellar albums, Dinosaur Jr (1985), Youâ€™re Living All Over Me (1987) and Bug (1988).
Reuniting after seventeen years sees Dinosaur Jr again as a force to be reckoned with. Having toured as a unit since last year, and playing festivals such as Download, Fuji Rock and Lollapalooza, March sees the original lineup heading to Australia for the first time. With shows in Melbourne and Sydney already sold out, Naked Dwarf caught up with drummer Murph to talk breakups, reunions and ADHD.
Seventeen years is a long time between drinks; I asked Murph what prompted the reformation and if there were any inherent difficulties in reconnecting after such a long break. â€œReally it was J, (he was) working with a younger management team, and they were really psyched about idea of getting (us) back togetherâ€