February 14, 2005 at 9:39 am #47642
Dinosaur Jr. Coming Soon!
Keep watching! Merge Records has announced they are now booking dates for a Dinosaur Jr. Reunion Tour, in conjuction with the March 22 Merge Reissue of "Dinosaur," "Bug," and "You’re Living All Over Me." The albums were initially released on the Homestead and SST labels, but haven’t seen much action outside of the used record store circuit in some time. In fact, the original issues have been fetching a pretty penny on eBay as of late, proving that there’s a demand for vintage college rock anthems like "In A Jar," "Little Fury Things," "Freak Scene" and the Dino Jr. cover of The Cure’s "Just Like Heaven." Dinosaur Jr. leader J Mascis continues to be a underdog hero, as does bass player Lou Barlow (who went on to form Sebadoh â€” and recently underwent a reunion tour of his own.
The new reissues will commemorate Dinosaur Jr.’s 20th anniversary â€” the band formed in Amherst, MA way back in 1984. In celebration of that milestone, the Merge people have spiffed the old recordings up, remastering all the music. As for the packaging, each disc will come with the original cover art and new booklets full of fancy liner notes by rock journo Byron Coley. Coley talked to the likes of Thurston Moore, Mike Watt and Robert Pollard to compile his notes, adding to the indie rock cred of the packaging.
In addition to the 20th anniversary bells and whistles, the reissues will also feature some new material. Look for a live version of "Does It Float" (on Dinosaur) and videos for Little Fury Things," "Just Like Heaven" (on You’re Living All Over Me), "Freak Scene" and "No Bones" (on Bug). http://mergerecords.com
Can somebody confirm this?February 14, 2005 at 4:15 pm #107451
We can’t confirm anything yet, we have mixed messages coming from all camps. We have this notice from jacksonfreepress along with a number of other conflicting messages from J & Lou, but nothing from Murph so far, in our Dinosaur Jr reunion tour thread. You can check it out…hereFebruary 25, 2005 at 2:29 pm #107452
where is all this reunion info coming from?
is it merge or is it j’s management who is putting pressure on the guys by these press releases which promise a reunion which hasn’t been okayed by the guys yet ??
or is it none of the above + it’s just a rumour … it all seems v.weird to me …February 25, 2005 at 2:47 pm #107453
andyfestParticipant"ScreamingTree" wrote:Can somebody confirm this?
I can confirm that I’m starting to get my hopes dangerously high.February 25, 2005 at 8:20 pm #107454
Carl.Participant"ScreamingTree" wrote:from here: http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/music/comments.php?id=5112_0_28_0_C..”>http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/music/c … 0_28_0_C…
The new reissues will commemorate Dinosaur Jr.’s 20th anniversary â€” the band formed in Amherst, MA way back in 1984.
um.. is this the "new"math?? or am I so lost that it is still 2004????
Help me out here… but isn’t the time between 1984 and 2005 twenty one years??"andyfest" wrote:I can confirm that I’m starting to get my hopes dangerously high.
Me too…February 26, 2005 at 5:34 am #107455
the press release/article was probably written up last year … hence the wrong no of years
i’m involved w/that sort of thing in my current job + simple mistakes like that happen all the time !
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