Kerrang! (UK) - - Lives - GE­ORGE GAR­NER

TALK ABOUT im­pres­sive. Di­nosaur Jr., a band now 32 years into their ca­reer, have not only recorded one of their best al­bums with this year’s Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not, they’re also still play­ing to sold-out crowds.tonight’s a dis­trac­tion-free con­fir­ma­tion of their en­dur­ing ge­nius: there’s only a few brief mum­bled-mum­bles to the crowd, no back­drop, and only a small por­tion of the avail­able stage space is be­ing used. It’s just three men play­ing the liv­ing shit out of their discog­ra­phy. that they nei­ther play their great­est song (Out There) or their great­est

new song (Be A Part) matters not. Re­gard­less of whether it’s fuzzed-up clas­sics (Get Me), sub­ver­sive cov­ers (The Cure’s Just Like Heaven) or thun­der­ous new songs (the Sab­bathian groove of I Walk For Miles), the re­sults are mind-blow­ing. It is not in­con­ceiv­able that one day mankind will make first con­tact with ex­tra-ter­res­trial life, and yet all of the ex­tra­or­di­nary won­der that would en­tail would be but small pota­toes com­pared to the sound of J Mas­cis – sur­rounded by amps – start­ing yet an­other cos­mic gui­tar solo.the man sim­ply dis­ap­pears into the notes and drags you along for the ride. It’s re­ally say­ing some­thing, then, that J is not the star of the show tonight.that award goes to bassist Lou Bar­low, a man whose con­stantly con­tort­ing body sug­gests he’s lov­ing life in Di­nosaur Jr. more than ever be­fore. Some­how, af­ter all this time, Di­nosaur Jr. are still get­ting bet­ter.talk about im­pres­sive.

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