Thursday, December 10, 2015

Jurassic Park!

Oh to have been in New York this week - or, more precisely, to have been at the Bowery Ballroom all week, where Dinosaur Jr have been in residency, accompanied by a smattering of famous friends including ex-Sonic Youth members Lee Ranaldo and Kim Gordon (the latter fresh from presenting the Turner Prize to Assemble), Henry Rollins and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.

The fact that they wheeled out My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields and joined forces with Kurt Vile for a cover of Neil Young's 'Cortez The Killer' shouldn't have come as quite so much of a surprise to Pitchfork as it seems to have done - after all, Mascis has the voice for it, and he and Shields go way back, beyond their collaboration on the J Mascis & The Fog album More Light to friendship in the early 90s, when they were interviewed together by Guitar World.

I wonder whether this means that there might be another Dinosaur Jr album in the pipeline, their first since 2012's slightly underwhelming I Bet On Sky and fourth since making the original line-up made a comeback with Beyond in 2007. Fingers crossed...

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