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Dinosaur Jr, Koko

Dinosaur Jr, Koko

Alternative rock survivors as vital as ever

Dinosaur Jr never change.  Formed in 1984, the trio added a heavy dose of rock classicism to the then-current sound of US hardcore, inadvertently inventing grunge in the process.  Since then, members have come and gone around lead singer/guitarist J Mascis – eventually returning in 2005 to their original lineup featuring Lou Barlow (also leader of Sebadoh and Folk Implosion) on bass and “Murph” on drums – and the Mascis has calmly watched scenes come and go.

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Excellent review - encapsulates how I felt about them when I saw them a couple of years ago in Brighton. They have a tried and tested formula which they stick to but it works. I shed a tear or two during 'Freak Scene'.

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