You're Living All Over Me Enhanced, Original recording remastered
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Audio CD, Enhanced, Original recording remastered, March 22, 2005
Audio, Cassette, July 16, 1991
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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.
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.
"You're Living All Over Me" is not only full of well-written songs, but also contains some of the most blistering solos ever recorded. "The Lung" contains an uplifting jam over those staple chords of rock-- G, D, and C, while "Raisans" and "Sludgefeast" just blister you with their power. "Kracked" and "In A Jar" have shorter solos that you'll wish were extended. "Tarpit" offers a lesson in how to make noise sound cool, contained, and, yes, musical. J Mascis isn't the cleanest guitar player out there, but he is without a doubt one of the most soulful, as this album shows.
Little Fury Things opens the album beautifully with the wah pedal and screams...yet it turns out to a great pop tune with nice sounding vocals backing up J. The album sound is loud and guitar-driven obviously by Mascis! He plays the guitar with passion and lots of energy and great solos. He's probably one of the most original, passionate guitarist to come along. He mumbles the vocals though. Murph is a good drummer and he's back with tour with Dinosaur Jr. Lou is an interesting bassist and there's something different about his bass playing, but it rings good on all of the early Dinosaur Jr. albums. He also takes lead on two Dinosaur songs on here. One of them is "Poledo", which is completely lo-fi and kind of interesting. It runs a little long though and tends to be just weird noise in some parts, but it's all done on his own and there may be ukulele in the song.
The best songs are the intense "The Lung"(played on the Late Late Show" recently), the ultra heavy "Sludgefest",the single "Little Fury Things", the poppier "In a Jar", the downcast "Tarpit", the bonus track Cure cover "Just Like Heaven", and "Poledo" stands out.
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If you liked their self-titled debut, you're going to love You're Living All Over Me. Unlike their first record where each song wore its inspiration on its proverbial sleeve,... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kirk A. Gauthier
Dinosaur Jr.'s second album, You're Living All Over Me stands in my personal opinion right there with Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth, Nevermind by Nirvana and Loveless by My Bloody... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Burt Crackaback
Genius. Reminds me of a band called Dinosaur Jr. Which is a huge compliment. In fact I'd say the only band worthy of being compared to Dinosaur Jr is this band. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Derek
I was talking to an old buddy of mine and he said ..."yeah, they are a forgotten band". I searched my music collection, I knew I had this album. Holy crap. Sorry, Dinosaur Jr. Read morePublished 20 months ago by S. Pathapati
This album showcases excellent song writing. Dinosaur Jr. is more progressive than your typical grunge band, probably as a result of their musicianship. Read morePublished on September 10, 2012 by Ryan Devlin
Even though I thoroughly enjoy Dinosaur Jr.'s debut album, their sophomore release, You're Living All Over Me shows the group's strength and ultimately original sound realized... Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by Thirty-Ought Six
i bought this 2 relive my 20s again. they whine a little but the music is good. i guess being married with kids prevents me from feeling the loneliness that used 2 grip my life. Read morePublished on September 15, 2011 by Mark T. Chambers