Music Monday - Dinosaur Jr.!

Legendary alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr. have influenced many of the greatest bands that emerged in the 90's and 00's such as Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Kyuss, but lets not forget that Dinosaur Jr. are so influential because they make great music!

Formed in the mid-80's amongst the DIY hardcore punk movement of the era, a movement which founding Dinosaur Jr. members J.Mascis and Lou Marlow had very much been a part of in their punk band Deep Wound which split in 1984, Mascis and Marlow took their punk sensibilities but applied them to an altogether more melodic and mellower sound.

The duo, joined by drummer Emmet 'Murph' Murphy, have since went on to experience many trials and tribulations over the years as Dinosaur Jr., a history that has seen 10 albums, a breakthrough into the UK charts in the early 90's, seen both Emmet Murphy and Lou Marlow leave the band and reunite, seen J.Mascis release critically acclaimed solo material and some choice words between band members.

The good news for the moment is that the original line-up are back together and released a new album 'I Bet The Sky' last year and are currently touring the UK, with a stop in Glasgow at The Arches this Wednesday which is all sold out. If you're lucky enough to have tickets to see your bands favourite band then I'm sure you'll enjoy!


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