February 19, 2016

Twenty-five years ago: Dinosaur Jr. Green Mind

J. Mascis and Dinosaur Jr. have created some of my favourite 90s era sonic and songwriting touchpoints. I discovered Dinosaur Jr.'s Green Mind, which came out 25 years ago today, when I was wasting countless hours at the university radio station when I probably should have been studying.

This album marked the band's fourth, their first without Lou Barlow and their first on a major label. It's got some of my favourite Dino Jr. tunes, as highlighted below. The sound of this band, especially J's guitars, are aspirational for me.

"The Wagon"

"Puke & Cry"

"Green Mind"

Pic from Amazon.