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Old 07-09-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Dinosaur Jr

Any fans out there? I have listened to this stuff for ages and finally went to one of their shows. Is J's style fairly unique? I have tried to find similiar arts with this style and have had no luck. It's like melodic shred style classic rock.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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His guitar playing has very few peers, so unique, it's almost as inventive as sonic youth's stuff and a hell of a lot more melodic. Some bands cut from the same cloth are Mud Honey and Built to Spill. Fairly unique band though. Also the bass player Lou Barlow fronted a band called Sebadoh, not a very similar sound but I would give the a listen anyways.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:24 PM   #3
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Pretty rare I like a music video, but I love this one.

J Mascis is awesome... And the guys jam really fluently.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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I saw SY a few years ago and their songs are either hit or miss but they experiment a lot, so to be expected. They had to bring like 10 guitars for all the tunings they use. Dinosaur jr seems to meld a lot of cool genres together. J is one hell of a player.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:58 AM   #5
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Very interesting band. What I like about learning there tracks is that it forces you approach the guitar from a different perspective (well for me anyway being a more blues player). Always good to get the creative juices flowing!
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:01 PM   #6
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He takes a more horizontal, melodic approach to his solos. Unison bends, slides, double stops, pedal point, and such. He has really creative use of the whammy too... Most people dismiss the whammy, a shame, bc it's another tool that can be creativity explored. He usually stays diatonic to the major/minor scale. Is he following the chord tones of the progression to create such long solos? This is all amateurish rambling probably, wondering if anyone had any thoughts.

"neil young + sonic youth = dinosaur jr"
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:58 PM   #7
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:23 PM   #8
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hey that's real cool
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:52 AM   #9
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I can't decide if I like Bug, You're Living All Over Me, or Farm best.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:19 AM   #10
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"I don't want to go there".. incredible guitar work right there
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #11
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Saw Dino JR back in oct in Philly.. Epic show
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #12
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Saw Dinosaur JR for the first time this year in Leeds. I was always torn with the Lou V. J thing (Lou left years ago and formed Sebadoh, and a lot of their songs are digs at J (if you didn't already know) but after seeing them I think Lou is much cooler/better stage presence. Fair enough J can shred like a mother****er, but it gets old after a while...

I don't know many people who know of/like Sonic Youth, I absolutely love them, and think Lee and Thurstons guitar playing is amazing. I use some of their 'noise jam techniques' (drum stick as a slide/random tremelo fretting so you hit some notes but make a 'clang' sound with others) as basis for most of my guitar solos, it just has more energy in my opinion.
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