Dinosaur Jr. Beyond LP & Bonus 7" Vinyl
Although always as loud as god, it was easy to convince yourself the music of Dinosuar Jr was far more passive than aggressive. This myth exploded in a hail of flaming toads in the spring of 1989, when the band’s original trio line-up burst into flames. In the intervening years there have been various versions of Dinosaur Jr, several of which made use of ur-drummer, Murph; but none of them included prodigal bassist, Lou Barlow. Until now. Until Beyond.
Beyond is a monster of form. From the staggeringly paced guitar spew that opens “Almost Ready” to classic soft/throb dynamism of “What If I Knew,” Beyond is an exquisite slab of pure Dinosaur Jr. It’s hard to understand the alchemical relationships that exist within certain bands. Some groups can change line-ups without anyone noticing. But that was never really the case with Dinosaur Jr. The pieces that fell away over the years were missed. But now they have all been collected together in one place. For how long no one can say. So just dig it while it is.
• Bonus 7" Vinyl with bonus track "Yer Son"
• Exclusive free digital download of Beyond courtesy of eMusic.
1. Almost Ready
3. Pick Me Up
4. Back To Your Heart
5. This Is All I Came To Do
6. Been There All The Time
7. It's Me
8. We're Not Alone