Dinosaur Jr. Green Mind on 180g Import LP
Fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist J Mascis, Dinosaur Jr. originally formed in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1984. Their emergence was a musical shot heard round the world as Mascis and company put the heroics of lead guitar back into the forefront of the indie rock realm - amazingly, it was a revolutionary idea at the time.
Post-punk and pre-grunge, they were an intense force to be reckoned with, and when the band signed to Sire in ’91, Mascis’ shreddingly unique alt-rock sound was cranked up for vast new audiences of eardrums. Their first album for a major label after great success on U.S. independent labels Homestead and SST, Green Mind was issued in 1991 and was the band's first since the departure of bassist Lou Barlow. The record is close to being a J Mascis solo album, with drummer Murph only appearing on three tracks.
Kicks off with the monster track “The Wagon,” an all-time great Dinosaur Jr. song featuring massive distortion, infectious melody, and an extended Mascis guitar solo. The famous cover photograph, Priscilla, 1969, is by Joseph Szabo and taken from his book of photographs Almost Grown.
Dinosaur Jr. Green Mind Track Listing:
1. The Wagon
2. Puke + Cry
3. Blowing It
4. I Live for That Look
5. Flying Cloud
6. How'd You Pin That One on Me
10. Green Mind