News reaching us today; Dinosaur Jr are to re-release their 1988 seminal album ”˜Bug’ on the 21st June 2011 ”“ initially released on SST Records, the new version is available for $12 from Joyful Noise Recordings

Interestingly the album will not be released on CD or vinyl, DVD or even as a digital download ”“ it will however come out on cassette!! (For younger readers, a cassette is a plastic box containing magnetic tape, it fits into the dusty huge black box thing in your parents living room)

”˜The Bug’ reissue will be released in a very limited run of just 250 hand numbered purple tapes complete with eight panel artwork.
Half of the copies will be sold online and the other half will be available on the forthcoming Dinosaur Jr UK tour, where ”˜Bug’ will be performed in its entirety.

Tour dates

21st June Northampton Calvin Theatre
22nd June Boston The Paradise
23rd June New York Terminal 5
24th June Philadelphia Electric Factory
25th June Washington 9:30 Club
26th June Atlanta Variety Playhouse
27th Carrboro Cat’s Cradle
1st July London Alexandra Palace 2nd July Paris Gaite Lyrique
3rd July Ferrara Sotto Le Stelle
4th JulyMilan Magnolia
5th July Antwerp Rivierenhof
7th July Helsinki Tavastia Club
8th July Gota Kallare
9th July Oslo Rockefeller Music Hall

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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  1. Strange thing to do. Be nice if they could re-release You’re Living All Over Me, a better album in my opinion.
    Everyone is a critic.

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