Dinosaur Jr is an American alternative rock band that was formed in 1984 by three members: J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph. The band has released over a dozen albums during their career, including the highly acclaimed 1987 album You’re Living All Over Me.
As one of the most influential indie rock bands of their era, Dinosaur Jr has a number of secrets that only die-hard fans know. Here are 10 secrets about Dinosaur Jr that you may not have known:
- The members were originally in another band together called Deep Wound before forming Dinosaur Jr.
- J Mascis wrote and sang the majority of Dinosaur Jr’s songs.
- Lou Barlow left the band in 1989 due to creative differences before rejoining in 2005.
- The band was named after a character from an old Atari game, Yars’ Revenge.
- Their classic song “Freak Scene” topped the UK indie charts in 1988.
- The song “Start Choppin’” was featured in the movie Clueless (1995).
- Dinosaur Jr’s music has been used in various advertisements, including for Volvo and IBM.
- In 2004 they released their first ever live album, Live at CBGB’s 1994.
- They performed the song “Feel the Pain” on a 1993 episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
- The band’s last album, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, was released in August 2016.
Dinosaur Jr has had an incredible career that spans over three decades and continues to influence the indie rock genre today. For any die-hard fan or music aficionado, these secrets are music to the ears! Be sure to check out their latest album and catch them on tour if you can.
Beyond their music, Dinosaur Jr is also known for their philanthropic work. They have donated a portion of proceeds from every show they play to various charities around the world. Most recently, they supported a local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness with proceeds from their performance in Seattle. This is just one of many examples of their commitment to making a positive difference in the world.
If you’re looking for an amazing band that has stood the test of time, look no further than Dinosaur Jr. Their decades-long career and inspiring music has shown us all that rock n’ roll will never die!