The day Dinosaur Jnr filmed the video for Freak Scene in my back gardenc

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. I love Dinosaur Jr and one of the reasons is because they’ve never been ‘too cool’ to have guitar solos in songs. Pretty good ones too.

  2. Sat here in Liverpool listening to the new J Mascis album in a Dinosaur Jr t-shirt, and yet, I only found out about this recently via a random post on Twitter!!! How very, very cool and very, very ‘of the day’. Fine work all ’round.

    I always thought the garden looked very green and English styley. Stuff robbed from a chippy in Blackpool is the most northern thing ever :-)

    My most cherished record is a white label ‘whacked’ version of Freak Scene made for UK radio DJs so the ‘f’ word didn’t upset folks on t’wireless. Only 50 made apparently.

    • It was a great day ! They had stayed over at our house the month before when they toured with Steve Albini. They stayed for three days – they were and still are great people – really funny and real great music conversations as well about second wave British punk!

  3. That Chester gig was my very first gig. Me and my 2 mates had arranged to meet outside Penny Lane records before the gig and we saw these three guys walking down the road- it was actually Dinosaur Jr. They asked us where they could get something to eat and we sent them over the road to McDonalds. Our poor vigin ears is all I can say!


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