Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sonic youths

Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis is so synonymous with his flowing locks (these days wholly grey) that it comes as a shock to see a photo of him with close-cropped hair. But at the age of 16, in his first band Deep Wound, he was an ardent hardcore fan and so, like most, signified it through his outward appearance.

Mascis' reflections on his formative years, the appeal of Minor Threat and what he learned from hardcore and took into Dinosaur Jr form part of Loud And Quiet's Sweet 16 series, which has also seen Thurston Moore recalling how he quit his role as a flautist in the school band in protest at being told to wear a bow tie.

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