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Dinosaur Jr. are, like The Velvet Underground were, commercially unsuccessful (so far), but they have been hugely influential, and it could be argued that they invented grunge, and not Nirvana.

The original line-up of Dinosaur Jr. consisted of J. Mascis (guitar, vocals), Lou Barlow (bass), and Emmett Patrick Murphy (drums). Formed in 1983 in Amherst, Massachusetts, Dinosaur Jr. began to make people sit up and take notice with their 1988 album on SST, 'Bug', which was an incredible record, with a lot of styles, mostly used to good effect.'Freak Scene' contained some guitar work rarely heard in today's world of increasingly plastic music. Other notable songs included the gentler, beautiful 'Pond Song' and 'No Bones', though the latter exploded at the end, while 'Don't' is one to upset nasty neighbours with - mind blowing in its power and intensity. J. Mascis proved himself to be one of the great musical talents of his generation - albeit an unappreciated one.

Mascis, Barlow, and Murphy got back together in 2005 for another crack at finding success with Dinosaur Jr. second time around.

- Paul Rance/

'Ear-Bleeding Country: The Best Of Dinosaur Jr. [IMPORT]' Ear-Bleeding Country: The Best of Dinosaur Jr. [IMPORT]
~Dinosaur Jr. (Artist)
Rhino (Audio CD) - October 2, 2001
Green Mind
~Dinosaur Jr.
Warner (Audio CD) - February 1991
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Dinosaur Jr. Discography

1987 Keep The Glove
1987 Little Furry Things
1988 Freak Scene
1989 Just Like Heaven
1991 The Wagon
1991 Whatever's Cool With Me
1993 Start Choppin'
1993 Out There
1994 Feel The Pain
1995 I Don't Think So
1997 Take A Run At The Sun

1985 Dinosaur Homestead
1987 You're Living All Over Me
1988 Bug
1991 Green Mind
1991 Fossils
1993 Where You Been
1994 Without A Sound
1997 Hand It Over
2000 BBC: In Session
2001 Ear-Bleeding Country: The Best of Dinosaur Jr.

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