I HOPE THE ROYALTIES STILL FLOW IN FROM THE SPIN-OFFS

Kids today probably know this song better than many other flop singles from 1994.

While I can’t vouch for this myself, I believe it is a playable track in Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour as well as a downloadable track for Rocksmith 2014. I understand they are some sort of interactive electronic games. Whatever happened to the days when you picked up a tennis/badminton/squash racquet and did it yourself all in your own head?

mp3 : Dinosaur Jr – Feel The Pain
mp3 : Dinosaur Jr – Get Out Of This (no words just solo)
mp3 : Dinosaur Jr – Repulsion (acoustic live at CBGBs)

Love the sleeve which is the work of someone called Angry Johnny. Also love the promo video which displays the bonkers genius of director Spike Jonze (sad reminder too of how much The Twin Towers at the World Trade Centre once dominated the NYC skyline):-

Enjoy (warning…..the first of the b-sides is pure pish that is only really for those of a certain disposition…and who probably are very familair with the games mentioned above)

HOW REMISS OF ME NEVER TO HAVE POSTED THIS BEFORE (2)

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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

Enjoy