Home › Forums › Dinosaur Related Discussions › Dinosaur/J News & Discussions › In Session Review
- This topic has 7 replies, 5 voices, and was last updated 19 years, 2 months ago by jdiddy.
August 17, 2001 at 6:23 pm #43655
Maybe once upon a time J. Mascis’ shrug-shouldered resignation might’ve seemed a revelation. Now, a decade later, it’s just dull. Not to fault the actual recordings found on In Session, which is a collection of the band’s performances for the BBC during the years ’88-’92–they’re all excellent. It’s the limited style that’s to blame. Even when Mascis is seemingly on the verge of kicking up some dust in the "rustic" manner of a Velvet Crush (not to mention Neil Young), his own lack of ambition gets in the way. As Lisa Carver once said, "Stop mumbling!" Just because that’s his "trademark" doesn’t mean it’s necessarily "good" (although, admittedly, it’s distinct). Nevertheless, Dino-philes among us will relish heretofore unreleased versions of classics like "Raisins" and "In a Jar," and the inclusion of one composition by Lou Barlow, who later went on to write some pretty tunes for some other band whose name I can’t remember. JOE S. HARRINGTONFebruary 23, 2004 at 3:38 pm #57483
ive been listening to this a lot lately.
in a jar
all classic, and soooooo hard-core.
give it a listen !February 24, 2004 at 1:21 pm #57484
thanks for posting this
… a mixed review, to say the least"Billy Jack Bitch" wrote:…lack of ambition …
do you maybe know where the review is from? do you have a link?February 25, 2004 at 10:31 am #57485
Scroll down a bit 2 read itMarch 1, 2004 at 3:24 pm #57486
still got it in the player.
in a jar
no bonesMarch 1, 2004 at 4:30 pm #57487
no bones is such a classic! currently listening to it on the Boston 18.05.1991 bootleg(aka water.)March 14, 2004 at 9:31 pm #57488
how can you "lack ambition" while putting out basically a record a year for the past 20 yrs??? stupid reviewMarch 20, 2004 at 12:24 am #57489
in session is definately awesome. for three guys who at that point couldve used some quality time apart from each other they are really tight. bulbs of passion and the leper really stand out…songs they didnt seem to play much back then. is that a xylophone during the chorus of no bones? it seems to be on top of everything(all the other insturments) as if j saw it sittin around the bbc studio and was like "hmmm…" i love playin this record at work really loud and lookin at all the disturbed expressions of the miserable plankton i work with…
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
- Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)