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You're Living All Over Me
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Oh those crunching riffs! Oh those hooks! Truly an album whose extended guitar solos, intros, and hooks offer hermetically sealed bliss, You're Living All Over Me is Dinosaur Jr.'s watershed. It marks the time when a threa... more »
Oh those crunching riffs! Oh those hooks! Truly an album whose extended guitar solos, intros, and hooks offer hermetically sealed bliss, You're Living All Over Me is Dinosaur Jr.'s watershed. It marks the time when a threatened lawsuit from California hippies forced the "Jr." addition to their name; it also represents a turning point musically. All the parts unite as one: Mascis's tuneless vocalizing; an incredibly loud, Neil Young-inspired guitar style; hard-rock drumming; and Lou Barlow's sympathetic (for the time being) bass work. The record is an assembly line of burning lick after lick, except for "Poledo," Barlow's standout last track (the genesis of Sebadoh-consciousness?). Dinosaur Jr. lived all over Sonic Youth's noise aethsetic (their shows were the loudest thing going, bar none), but they grafted melody and a burnout personality on top, the coolest aspects of rock, circa 1987. --Gene Booth
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A Top-Ten 80's Record
Daniel Read | Atlanta, GA USA | 05/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This record, along with Bug (also by Dinosaur, Jr.), helped get my through my angst-ridden rebelious college years. Without You're Living All Over Me, Big Black's Songs About ..., Slayer's South of Heaven, and Suicidal Tendencies' How Can I Laugh Tomorrow..., I don't think I would have made it.Besides possessing one of the greatest album titles ever, You're Living All Over Me contains some of the best guitar sludge angst rock ever written or performed. This was recorded in 1987, while Dinosaur, Jr. was still a band, and not just the J. Mascis show. The vitality and tension of the band really comes through on the tracks in a way that nothing from Dinosaur's post-Bug period ever has (Green Mind was the last great Dino record in my opinion). Plus, J's vocals and lyrics are more heartfelt than any other 80's band that I can think of. The only 80's singer to come close to J's emotional intensity was Big Black's Steve Albini, or maybe Minor Threat's Ian MacKaye. Besides the singing, J. Mascis is truly a guitar hero. His ability and presence are stunning, but what makes it is the fact that he brings even more emotional intensity to his guitar solos than he does to his singing. And don't let me neglect to mention the amazing drum and bass work here. Murph is one of the best rock drummers ever. He's not about flashy chops, but his insistent beats and crazy fills give this music life.Anyone rock/grunge/alternative/whatever fan who missed out on Dinosaur really needs to own You're Living All Over Me and Bug."
Daniel Read | 09/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This record has more pure power than any other album ever, I really think. Sonic Youth is my favorite band, but I think You're Living All Over Me exceeds anything they've ever done. Daydream Nation, Doolittle, and Double Nickels on the Dime are incredible, but this album is the absolute apex of 80's rock music. The album starts with a quick drum fill and smacks you upside the head with a blast of noise. Is that Lee Ranaldo screaming in the background? He gets credit for vocals on this song. The most perplexing thing about this record is that its so noisy and powerful and has such soft melodies all the way through. The combination works better for Dinosaur Jr. than it ever did for Sonic Youth or Pavement."
Great Music but don't get ripped off!!!!
S. Pearson | Halifax | 11/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love Dinosaur Jr. and this album is one of the best there is but don't let the greedy prats who are trying to sell this to you for $70 rip you off. Look around the used-record stores, you'll find 'em if you're patient. Better yet (by far) wait until the beginning of 2005 when Merge Records is reissuing the first 3 or so Dino Jr. albums! I can't wait."