To end my line about US indie classics, a masterpiece : « Freak scene » by Dinosaur Jr (1988). We’ve covered the song with Lucie Vacarme on our first EP cause we love it so much, and its raw production too. In 1992, we had the chance to support them one night at the Bikini (Toulouse). It was during the Green Mind tour so Lou Barlow wasn't in the band anymore. Jay Mascis was faithful to his legend : a bit out of this world but friendly, and totally awesome onstage ; with his Fender Jazzmaster, he created the most brillant, amazing wall of sound of indie music.💥What a fantastic night.🌪
Tomorrow night before the Dinosaur Jr. show, Lou Barlow’s gonna come by the shop to play his timeless and topical classics on our back porch. We’ll also be graced with a short set by one of the most beautiful and most unique guitar player/singer/songwriter’s ever, Dave Pajo aka Papa M. A founder of Slint. Starting it all off is Echo Park’s own Shannon Lay of Feels stoking our sweet psychodelic senses. 6:15 sharp! Free! At the barbershop! #thenewcalifornia#barbershop#echopark#losangeles#loubarlow#dinosaurjr#davepajo#papam#slint#shannonlay#feels
"If man is 5 then the devil is 6, and if the devil is 6 then God is 7". Monkey goes to heaven – The Pixies(1989). Gorgeous song, so much tension in it (Joe Santiago was a very fine guitarist and master at feedback), and i've always liked the parts when Black Francis was going crazy on the mike, shouting and yelling… And of course, i had a crush on Kim Deal, haha.😜I saw them live in 1991, it was great gig. At one point, the drummer threw his drumstick to Joey and this latter catched it and instantly used it as a bottleneck. But hey, not the gently country one, no wayyyy, more the one of the devil if you see what i mean...😈He went mad with it and did some big noisy experimentations...🔥🎸and it was so spontaneous. One of the coolest things i've ever seen in a gig. This band was awesome.💥
October 18th - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory OC
"We play really, really loud." — Lou Barlow
I caught Dinosaur Jr. at the start of this tour in Boston but it was a real highlight of the year to see them with Ron Vickers right before my birthday.
The fact that J Mascis still plays with 3 full stacks and a Fender Twin pointed directly at his face is amazing.