Dinosaur Jr. - Dinosaur

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Dinosaur is the debut studio album American alternative rock group Dinosaur Jr., originally released in January 1985 via Homestead Records.

Dinosaur Jr. formed in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1984, originally simply called Dinosaur until legal issues forced a change in name.

The band was founded by J Mascis (guitar, vocals, primary songwriter), Lou Barlow (bass, vocals), and Murph (drums). They earned a reputation as one of the formative influences on American alternative rock, however creative tension led to Mascis firing Barlow, who later formed Sebadoh and Folk Implosion. Murph eventually quit before the group disbanded in 1997. The original lineup reformed in 2005.

Mascis' drawling vocals and distinct guitar sound, hearkening back to 1960s and '70s classic rock and characterised by extensive use of feedback and distortion, were highly influential in the alternative rock movement of the 1990s.

Since their 2005 reunion, the trio of J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph have released three albums of great, loud-as-hell rock music: nothing more, nothing less.

It’s as if the trio recorded a triple LP in 2005 and divvied the songs up by a few minor sonic similarities to steadily release albums when they saw fit.

Released before the group was forced to change its name to Dinosaur Jr. by an obscure psychedelic group, the band's debut, Dinosaur, is a noisy, impressive, (a little uneven) array of pseudo-hardcore numbers, sonic experiments, and sprawling hard rock.

Although the band doesn't land on any one distinctive style, its ambition of marrying Neil Young and Sonic Youth sounds intriguing, and it has enough outstanding moments to indicate what the group was capable of on later releases. Many aspects of their later music are present, J Mascis melodically inclined songwriting (“Severed Lips”) and outbursts of noise and adrenaline (“Bulbs Of Passion”).

All songs have a freshness not always present in later works and make a rewarding and compelling listening.

Check out the tracks: “Does it Float”; “Severed Lips” and “Bulbs Of Passion”.

This limited edition reissued LP on black vinyl, is pressed in the USA by Jagjaguwar Records.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

Title

Time

A1

Forget The Swan

5:09

A2

Cats In A Bowl

3:35

A3

The Leper

4:04

A4

Does It Float

3:18

A5

Pointless

2:46

B1

Repulsion

3:04

B2

Gargoyle

2:11

B3

Severed Lips

4:02

B4

Mountain Man

3:28

B5

Quest

4:27

SKU 656605219615
Record Label Jagjaguwar Records
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number JAG196
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 01 July 2013
Original Release Date (Year) 01 January 1985
Barcode # 656605219615
Shipping Weight 0.2550kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Indie / Alternative
Genre Rock
Genre Alternative Rock
Genre Indie Rock
Format VINYL LP

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