March 22, 2012 at 5:35 am #51750
Look what someone finally put up. Check out J’s jacket!
There’s so much good Dinosaur stuff on youtube that isn’t on FreesoFree. I’m hoping it’ll all be in one place eventually, so nothing slips through the cracks.March 22, 2012 at 6:23 am #138754
I was thinking the same thing.
I hate the late show band had to join in and even sing over J in parts of it. Still great to see!March 24, 2012 at 10:42 am #138755
Agreed. It was a unique concept, but it doesn’t work with a band like Dinosaur.March 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm #138756
Cool. I have this on a VHS tape somewhere, but it had deteriorated compared to the quality here.
That said, I can’t really say I enjoy watching it; Makes me feel slightly uneasy. I’d love to hear what J would say if made to watch that back now.
The 1997 Jenny Jones stuff is my favourite of the uncomfortable TV appearances. It amuses me (and probably J too) that most of the clowns in the audience probably turned up with their tickets to watch the show filming, not bargaining for the fact they’d leave with their ears bleeding.March 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm #138757March 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm #138758
My problem was always that I didn’t care for Johnson or Berz particularly. The JLouMurph lineup was the very definition of “power trio”, and the J-Mike-George lineup was much more mellow and I think counter-productive at what the songs were going for. So any footage found is always interesting to see (and it seems like a lot of footage from the later era has been popping it a lot more), but I don’t think it’s particularly amazing, and it always blown out of the water why anything with the classic lineup.March 25, 2012 at 11:31 am #138759
I saw J and Mike later that night (after they taped the Letterman performance) at the Sugar Beaster show at Roseland. J was still wearing the jacket.
I thought the J-Mike-Murph lineup was great. George was the problem, with his sluggish drumming. The funny thing is, J much prefers George’s drumming to Murph’s. That’s just loco.March 25, 2012 at 1:55 pm #138760
I like the cognitive dissonance of this performance but the backup band joining in is a mistake, with Paul Shaffer’s chimes clams and the sax way off at times and sucking in general. Is that David Sanborn? Whoever it is, his playing style and tone is super unpleasing.
‘Out There’ sounds sort of like the beginning of Ligeti’s ‘Musica Ricercata II’ (used in Eyes Wide Shut).March 27, 2012 at 9:55 am #138761
The link doesn’t work for me. Are you sure it Letterman or did you mean Jenny Jones?
I like the Letterman ensembles. I think it makes the the songs sound great. How could J argue with that? He created all the parts.
I sure didn’t mind the Bertz and Johnson trio while it was going on so I won’t complain about it now. All I know is Dinosaur Jr. today sounds fantastic. I think J upped his game a lot since the 90’s. Though I wish he would wear suites again….March 27, 2012 at 6:48 pm #138762
Not sure if it’s really possible to confuse David Letterman and Jenny Jones. Unless the woman really stopped caring about her looks that year. This should be the correct link.March 27, 2012 at 6:51 pm #138763
Damn. All of the links youtube is giving me seem to be broken. But if you go to youtube, search for “Dinosaur Jr I Know You’re Out There”. it should come up. And hopefully someone a bit more savvy than I am can properly link it.March 28, 2012 at 9:33 am #138764
“Out There” on Letterman
“The Wagon” on Letterman
March 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm #138765
Thanks Jeremiah! I couldn’t find it for the life of me…March 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm #138766
anytime! I had them recently bookmarked since I sent them out on the Facebook & twitter streams recently 🙂March 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm #138767
It’s funny to see how low J used to sling his guitar.
I’ve always loved Letterman’s “Wagon” performance, but “Out There” seemed off time and the sax just aint cuttin it. Boo!!
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