Featuring : Dinosaur Jr, Bikini Kill, Hole, Shonen Knife, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, Bratmobile, Melvins, Mark Lanegan, The Pixies, Sonic Youth and The Breeders!
"Last call everrrr!” a bartender hollered minutes before Maxwell’s, the Hoboken club that booked and nurtured bands including R.E.M. and Nirvana, closed its doors for the last time early Thursday morning. A block party raged outside the music hub the preceding afternoon as a soundcheck teased what would be the evening’s standout: a reunion 35 years in the making.
Reached at his home by phone, J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. recalled a disarming and encouraging crowd the night in 1986 they opened for Steve Albini’s Big Black.
"It’s just the first place we ever felt welcomed as a band," he said, adding that he met Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore that night. “It wasn’t so easy for us to find any fans. So that was like the most sympathetic audience we’d ever played.”
Nirvana played twice at Maxwell’s, once in 1989 and another time in 1990.
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Dinosaur Jr - "You’re Living All Over Me" (full album)
10/24/90 - London, UK.
Interviewer: "Why haven’t you had a permanent drummer?"
Kurt Cobain: "Good drummers with good timing are hard to come by, they aren’t very available its taken us this long to find one and we’ve finally found a permanent drummer his names Dave and he used to be in a band called Scream. We had Danny from Mudhoney in the band for a couple of weeks, he did one show with us, we’re really satisfied with his timing and playing and him as a person it’s just that Dave sings back up vocals and we’ve been wanting someone to sing back up vocals live ever since we’ve been together."
Interviewer: "Do you reckon this time the drummer’s staying?"
Kurt: "We’re positive, we’ll break up if this drummer leaves."
Interviewer: "Weren’t you going to have J Mascis on drums?"
Kurt: "It was an option at a time, he wanted to tour with us but it would have conflicted with his band and we wanted a permanent member, so It didn’t seem too realistic."
Dinosaur Jr: “Bug Live” is now available for pre-order!
Bonus material includes interviews with both Markey and frontman/icon J Mascis, plus an on-stage interview between Dinosaur Jr. and Henry Rollins. Backstage footage with fans and bonus performances of Living track “In a Jar” and Sub Pop single “The Wagon” are also included.
J Mascis, founder of Dinosaur Jr. and creator of some of the modern rock era’s most signature chops, has joined the ranks of the Throbblehead elite.
This figure is limited to 1000 numbered units, stands at 7 inches tall, and is made of a lightweight polyresin.