March 3, 2005 at 7:59 am #47663
I discovered Dinosaur Jr as part of growing up through the UK Indie scene in the late eighties early nineties. I have 4 of the albums (Bug, Green Mind, Where You Been and Witout a Sound). What I am wondering, as I like those so much, is why they rarely get mentioned here. Obviously I haven’t researched enough, and it may be down to difficulties of getting hold of them in the UK, but I hadn’t heard of what are being described as ‘legendary’ first albums.
Where You Been is in my all time top 5 by any artist, how does it stack up to the earlier You’re Living All Over Me?March 3, 2005 at 8:26 am #107570
Where You Been is my personal favorite. It’s my favorite album by an artist, ever. You’re Living All Over Me is a classic and, I would say, more influential than any of Dino’s other albums. It sounds more like Bug than any of the others you have but I find it’s a bit more experimental and unique. I think YLAOM is considered by most critics to be one of the quintisential albums of the late 80s/early 90s grunge/punk scene.March 3, 2005 at 2:01 pm #107571
I think all of Dino/J`s albums get equal talk on this board I like all of them though Without A Sound is the my least favorite though I would`nt say it`s as bad as some people think.Some people don`t care for Where You Been on up for being some sort of sell outs but that`s bullshit.The first 3 albums are important to the underground `80s rock scene and certainly inspired many many bands.
My fave is BugMarch 3, 2005 at 2:45 pm #107572
I love Without a sound but I’m a special case because it was my first.
anyway, you’ll like YLAOM if you like those other 4. get the reissue in marchMarch 3, 2005 at 4:49 pm #107573
Yeah,usually the first album you get by an artist is usually your favorite most times.March 3, 2005 at 8:32 pm #107574
bobParticipant"SG" wrote:Yeah,usually the first album you get by an artist is usually your favorite most times.
It was my favourite for a long time but then I had to say YLAOM. Bug was my favorite for awhile too.
This brings up the interesting question of how much what you read and other people’s opinion’s influence your taste. I mean if I didn’t read how important and exciting and influential YLAOM is would I still like Without a Sound the most. And if I didn’t know that others thought WaS was weak would it be in my top five of all time list? Interesting points to ponder but really hard to know for sure.
I found WaS in a cut out bin and really didn’t know anything about Indie Rock when I was in 9th grade so It’s kind of a life changing album for me and Dinosaur Jr was the gateway for discovering great bands and defining my musical taste.March 19, 2005 at 4:10 pm #107575
i think this is all part of a government sponsered mind control experiment geared towards the grunge orientated crowd… like the bermuda triangle of 1992 and shit… like that part on that one movie…. i forget… ahhh repulsion… crispy… mmmmm…. delicous ….March 19, 2005 at 6:10 pm #107576
I don’t think people writing how influential a disc is influences people to any huge degree…YLAOM & Dinosaur are very influential as SG stated & I love them both, but my fav is Bug…always will be
Although, I can’t wait to receive my reissues, my Bug is so muddy…over the years it’s been bathed in milk, used as a coaster…not me & numerous other careless accidents with it …have to turn it up to insane levels to get anywhere near the volume it deserves…
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