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Dinosaur Jr.


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Birth Place: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Years Active: 1984–1997, 2005–present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock

Dinosaur Jr. is an American alternative rock band formed in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1984, originally called simply Dinosaur until legal issues forced a change in name. The group disbanded in 1997 before reuniting in 2005. Guitarist J Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow, and drummer Murph are the band's founding and current members – Mascis has been the group's sole continuous member. Their distinct guitar sound, characterized by high gain, extensive use of feedback and distortion, and frontman J Mascis' melodic guitar solos, was highly influential in the alternative rock movement of the 1990s. Their debut album, “Dinosaur,” was released in 1985. It was recorded for $500 at a home studio in th... Continue Bio >>


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