History Music / DinosaurJr

17th May '16 5:28:14 PM sharkcrap11
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* MultipleDemographicAppeal: Grungy alt-rock angsty indie band with some metalhead fans.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: All of over the scale- they did everything from acoustic songs (i.e. "Poledo") that reach a 1-2 to extreme NoiseRock tunes like "Don't" that arguably reach an 8 (on the basis of sheer chaos and noisiness). A ''significant'' chunk of their work falls into the 4-6 range, though, but the outliers are numerous enough to make blanket statements about their heaviness difficult to make.
* MultipleDemographicAppeal: Grungy Grungy, angsty alt-rock angsty indie band with some metalhead fans.
12th Sep '15 3:53:28 PM DevoWasRight
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They've experienced some lineup instability -- Barlow was kicked out in 1989 and Murph in 1991, reducing the band to "J Mascis + other dudes". Mascis eventually retired the name in 1997, but the original lineup got back together in 2005 and has recorded two more albums.

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They've experienced some lineup instability -- Barlow was kicked out in 1989 and Murph in 1991, reducing the band to "J Mascis + other dudes". Mascis eventually retired the name in 1997, but the original lineup got back together in 2005 and has recorded two three more albums.
19th Jul '15 5:15:20 PM FulminataXII
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* CreatorBacklash: Though ''Bug'' is one of the band's more highly regarded albums, Mascis has said that it's his least favorite of their catalog.
19th Jul '15 5:14:49 PM FulminataXII
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* CreatorBacklash: Though ''Bug'' is one of the band's more highly regarded albums, Mascis has said that it's his least favorite of their catalog.
23rd Mar '15 2:06:56 PM devilbetween
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* VocalTagTeam: The first album was this between J and Lou.
** To a much lesser extent, You're Living All Over Me. Lou sings on three songs, and J sings on seven.
2nd Jan '15 8:16:33 AM devilbetween
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** Actually, most of You're Living All Over Me has this. Only "The Lung" and "In A Jar" avoid this trope.
31st Dec '14 2:39:38 PM MikeK
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** "Flying Cloud", a ballad featuring absolutely no guitar distortion, which is a rarity for the band.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Riot Grrl bassist [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/invalid_wakes/577495549/ Donna Dresch]] joined the group on tour briefly after Barlow left but didn't stay.
* WritingAroundTrademarks: They were originally called Dinosaur, but got sued by a supergroup called The Dinosaurs and added a "Jr." to the title.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Riot Grrl bassist [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/invalid_wakes/577495549/ Donna Dresch]] joined the group on tour briefly after Barlow left but didn't stay.
* WritingAroundTrademarks: They were originally called Dinosaur, but got sued by a supergroup called The Dinosaurs and added a "Jr." to the title. Thus, ''Dinosaur'' was originally a SelfTitledAlbum, but they kept the title the same despite changing the band name.
21st Dec '14 8:27:08 AM spirasen
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* [[BreakupBreakout Lou Barlow]], bass and backing vocals

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* [[BreakupBreakout Lou Barlow]], bass and backing vocals vocals



They've experienced some lineup instability - Barlow was kicked out in 1989 and Murph in 1991, reducing the band to "J Mascis + other dudes". Mascis eventually retired the name in 1997, but the original lineup got back together in 2005 and has recorded two more albums.

Influenced by [[PunkRock hardcore punk]], [[HeavyMetal metal]], [[HardRock classic rock]] and [[AlternativeRock alt rock]], they tend to veer all over the musical spectrum, both in genre and on MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness.

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They've experienced some lineup instability - -- Barlow was kicked out in 1989 and Murph in 1991, reducing the band to "J Mascis + other dudes". Mascis eventually retired the name in 1997, but the original lineup got back together in 2005 and has recorded two more albums.

Influenced by [[PunkRock hardcore punk]], Hardcore Punk]], [[HeavyMetal metal]], Metal]], [[HardRock classic rock]] Classic Rock]] and [[AlternativeRock alt rock]], Alt Rock]], they tend to veer all over the musical spectrum, both in genre and on MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness.



* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Don't" (see below), "Little Fury Things"

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Don't" (see below), "Little Fury Things"Things".



* InheritedIlliteracyTitle: "Raisans".

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* InheritedIlliteracyTitle: "Raisans".



* PrecisionFStrike: "Freak Scene":

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* PrecisionFStrike: "Freak Scene": Scene":



* PunBasedTitle: Since it's one of two songs on ''You're Living All Over Me'' where Lou Barlow takes a lead vocal, "Lose" most likely is a pun on "Lou's".

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* PunBasedTitle: Since it's one of two songs on ''You're Living All Over Me'' where Lou Barlow takes a lead vocal, "Lose" most likely is a pun on "Lou's".



* SpokenWordInMusic: "Raisans" has a strange bridge where the music gets softer and a lo-fi sample of unintelligible moaning comes in - the only part that can be made out clearly is "You're killin' me. You're killin' me. You're killin' me". Supposedly Lou Barlow was working in a mental hospital at the time, and had surreptitiously recorded one of the patients.

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* SpokenWordInMusic: "Raisans" has a strange bridge where the music gets softer and a lo-fi sample of unintelligible moaning comes in - -- the only part that can be made out clearly is "You're killin' me. You're killin' me. You're killin' me". Supposedly Lou Barlow was working in a mental hospital at the time, and had surreptitiously recorded one of the patients.



** "Poledo" would be this were it not for several creepy, abrupt sound-collage sections: Aside from that, it's a quiet, acoustic-based song with Lou Barlow on lead vocals. It sounds a lot like Lou Barlow's solo acoustic project Sentridoh - and since Barlow performed it all himself, it effectively ''is'' a Sentridoh song that ended up on a Dinosaur Jr. album.

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** "Poledo" would be this were it not for several creepy, abrupt sound-collage sections: Aside from that, it's a quiet, acoustic-based song with Lou Barlow on lead vocals. It sounds a lot like Lou Barlow's solo acoustic project Sentridoh - -- and since Barlow performed it all himself, it effectively ''is'' a Sentridoh song that ended up on a Dinosaur Jr. album.



* UnpluggedVersion: Though credited to J Mascis, ''Martin + Me'' could count as an unplugged album for the band - it's a mix of Dinosaur Jr songs and {{Cover Version}}s played live by J alone, backing himself with an acoustic guitar [[note]]The "Martin" referred to in the title [[ICallItVera is the acoustic guitar in question]][[/note]].

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* UnpluggedVersion: Though credited to J Mascis, ''Martin + Me'' could count as an unplugged album for the band - -- it's a mix of Dinosaur Jr songs and {{Cover Version}}s played live by J alone, backing himself with an acoustic guitar [[note]]The "Martin" referred to in the title [[ICallItVera is the acoustic guitar in question]][[/note]].
5th Oct '14 3:25:26 AM m8e
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Influenced by [[PunkRock hardcore punk]], [[Music/HeavyMetal metal]], [[HardRock classic rock]] and [[AlternativeRock alt rock]], they tend to veer all over the musical spectrum, both in genre and on MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness.

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Influenced by [[PunkRock hardcore punk]], [[Music/HeavyMetal [[HeavyMetal metal]], [[HardRock classic rock]] and [[AlternativeRock alt rock]], they tend to veer all over the musical spectrum, both in genre and on MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness.
14th Jun '14 3:10:13 PM BadSplice
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* {{Jerkass}}: J Mascis pre-reunion. He's stated to have largely mellowed out now though.
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