Dinosaur Jr. is one of the formative bands of alternative rock. Founded in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1984 by J Mascis (guitar, vocals, primary songwriter), Lou Barlow (bass, vocals), and Murph (drums), they have released highly influential albums like You’re Living All Over Me or Bug.
J Mascis’s drawling vocals and distinct guitar sound, hearkening back to 60s and 70s classic rock and characterized by extensive use of feedback and distortion, have been a key inspiration for thousands of bands ever since. Back in 2005, the original lineup reformed, releasing four albums thereafter. The latest Glimpse Of What Year Not have been praised by critics and public alike. Modern classics.