Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"45 45's until I'm 45" (#13/45)

Good morning altogether,

a very quick/short one today as I write these things while being at work and today there's quite a lot of shit on my desk to my great dismay.

Again a standout single from an album which critically wasn't all that well acclaimed, if memory serves correctly. Then again it was the band's third longplayer, which isn't an easy task anyway. So, without further ado, here's your number thirteen, people. Enjoy.

Normal Records - NORMAL 89 (1988)

From the LP 'Bug' (and yes, I know, it's Dinosaur Jr's second LP, but what you young people don't know is that the band traded as 'Dinosaur' before and released their debut LP under that name).

A different source read as thus, wise words indeed: "There are no bad Dinosaur albums, but 'Bug' is Mascis's least-favourite, intra-band arguments souring the sessions. Recorded mostly by Mascis on his own, 'Bug' was less ambitious than what came before, coining a blueprint indie rock would proceed to ape to death. The brilliantly anthemic 'Freak Scene' aside, this is a sturdy record, just lacking the spark of its brethren."

Take good care,



TheRobster said...

A great, great record. I usually go completely nuts when I hear this, and I sing the line "Just don't let me fuck up will you / 'cause when I need a friend it's still you" to the Mrs on a semi-regular basis. Who said romance is dead?

drew said...

Now that is a tune!