I was sure I had featured Dinosaur Jr. before. I certainly did over at the old blog when I mentioned that I particularly loved the promo for Feel The Pain given it featured golf (albeit in a tongue-in-cheek way). Yup, for those of you who weren’t previously aware, I am an avid golfer. Don’t let that put you off.
I don’t actually own all that many tunes written and recorded by J Mascis but what I do have I really like. Especially this 1988 single which is something of a masterpiece:-
mp3 : Dinosaur Jr – Freak Scene
There’s just something quite unique about the song, and it’s probably been best captured by the all music reviewer:-
“…the melody of the song is instantly infectious…..Mascis is one of those rare guitarists who seems to have the ability to voice emotion while soloing, using the instrument to convey a message that verbal language just can’t translate. Freak Scene is the perfect assimilation of several musical genres, blending pop melody, the crunch of metal, and punk attitude with a dash of acoustic folk and classic rock guitar leads filtered through Mascis’ soon-to-be hip, slacker aesthetic.”
Yup. And it’s magnificent to dance to. It didn’t qualify for the 45 45s at 45 series as I only discovered and bought it about two years later…….
Here’s yer b-side (or in my case as it’s the CD single I have, the additional track):-
mp3 : Dinosaur Jr – Keep The Glove