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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.
As a whole, You're Living All Over Me is a more cohesive album than the band's debut. Although the hardcore punk influences were noticeably more muted than on Dinosaur, the overall sound was much more powerful, with the instruments often recorded very loud and with considerable amounts of distortion. While J's guitar, alternating between Black Sabbath-like riffs, squalling solos, dissonant noise-rock and occasional quiet passages, was the main attraction, Lou's bass, melodic, highly distorted and often playing thick two-note chords, competed for attention. Meanwhile, Murph played the drum parts composed by J in a very heavy and powerful fashion, resulting in a unique version of the standard power trio format. J did most of the lead singing, using a detached drawl that presented a contrast with the extreme music. The songs were highly melodic albeit with odd song structures that avoided the typical verse-chorus-verse patterns of most rock and pop songs.Read more ›
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Grimy, sludgy, and depressing. In all the good ways. Must listen for fans of Pixies, Sonic Youth, and Nirvana.Published 22 days ago by cdelaroacha
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 17 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 18 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 on June 12, 2014 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