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    J Mascis is God-Like
    Guitar torturer and former Dinosaur, Jr., frontman J. Mascis muscled through a batch of killer tunes Wednesday evening in front of a packed house at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. Mascis, alongside human steam engine Mike Watt on bass and drummer George Berz, showcased a selection of his latest songs from his new disc, More Light (Ultimatum). After kicking off the show with the album’s lead track "Same Day," Mascis quelled the crowd’s rising fear that he might skip out on the Dinosaur Jr. songs by treated everyone to a caustic rendition of "The Lung" before launching into a tender "Waistin." Mascis played a variety of Fender Jaguars throughout the evening, spitting out incredible walls of guitar noise on standout songs like "Back Before You Go" and "Ammaring." Watt, newly svelt after a serious illness, was definitely back in his element, taking over lead vocals for a ripping cover of the Stooges’ "TV Eye." But the evening definitely belonged to Mascis, who dipped into his bag of tricks to pull out the 12-year-old "Freak Scene" and a mind-numbing version of "Thumb," featuring the classic lyrics: "Never really is a good time/Always nothing much to say/Pretty good not doing bad/I’m getting up most every day." And that pretty much summed it up. Mascis isn’t one for words, but he will pull up his jet engine guitar squall in your yard and blow you away like brittle leaves. Southern California’s Nebula opened the show with equally abrasive guitar pyrotechnics. Highlights from this trio were "To The Center," and a couple of new songs, "Do It Now" and "Shaker," which the band has been fleshing out in the studio recently. With their bombastic drums, thunder bass, and guitar shrieks, it’s no wonder that they get tagged Blue Cheer Y2K.

    By Dan O’Conor ( <A>)[email protected]</A>

    Original Source : http://www.spin.com/noise/news/2000/11/02/1/#item5


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