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You're Living All Over Me
     

You're Living All Over Me

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by Dinosaur Jr.
 

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Dinosaur Jr.'s guitar genius J. Mascis specialized in noise -- soaring, spiraling solos that seared ears with snake-bite venom and soothed them with watery jangle, bathing the listener in bubble-bath bliss. This 1988 release, the second album Mascis made with bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph, stands with

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Dinosaur Jr.'s guitar genius J. Mascis specialized in noise -- soaring, spiraling solos that seared ears with snake-bite venom and soothed them with watery jangle, bathing the listener in bubble-bath bliss. This 1988 release, the second album Mascis made with bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph, stands with Hüsker Dü's New Day Rising and the Pixies' Surfer Rosa as one of the great pre-"alternative" classics. Mascis is the ur-slacker, full of love and longing but scared to leave his bedroom where he can pick away at his guitar, as if dissecting the scars on his heart. On songs like "Lung," "Little Fury Things," and "In a Jar," guitar noise coils around Mascis's equally twisted and tender odes of timorous affection. Topped off by a more pronounced declaration of love, a cover of Peter Frampton's "Show Me the Way," You're Living All Over Me remains one of '80s rock's truly wild rides.

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A blitzkrieg fusion of hardcore punk, Sonic Youth-style noise freak-outs, heavy metal, and melodic hard rock in the vein of Neil Young, You're Living All Over Me was a turning point in American underground rock & roll. With its thin, unbalanced mix, the album sounds positively menacing and edgy -- Lou Barlow's bass barrels forward over Murph's clanking drums, with J Mascis' guitar twisting pummeling riffs and careening, occasionally atonal solos. It established guitar heroics as a part of indie rock, bringing the noise of Sonic Youth into more conventional song structures. Also, Mascis' laconic, self-absorbed whine was a distinct departure from the furious post-hardcore rants, or the mumbling Michael Stipe imitations, that dominated indie rock. While the songwriting is occasionally uneven, the best moments of You're Living All Over Me -- "Little Fury Things," "Raisans," "In a Jar," and Barlow's proto-Sebadoh "Poledo" -- retain their power, and it's possible to hear the record's influence throughout alternative rock.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2005
Label:
Merge Records
UPC:
0036172954421
catalogNumber:
29544

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dinosaur Jr.   Primary Artist
Lee Ranaldo   Background Vocals
Lou Barlow   Bass,Ukulele,Vocals
J Mascis   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Murph   Drums

Technical Credits

Lou Barlow   Composer,Engineer
J Mascis   Composer
Robert Smith   Composer
Jim Spring   Video Director
Laurence Tolhurst   Composer
Boris Williams   Composer
Maura Jasper   Video Director
Jens Jürgensen   Video Director
Byron Coley   Liner Notes
Thad Wharton   Engineer
David Pine   Engineer
Mike Mascis   Paintings

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You're Living All Over Me [Remastered] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
by far the best record of the 80s. the only things that come close are appetite for destruction and back in black. amazing, complex riffs, with powerful solos and vocals. an indie masterpiece.