Dinosaur Jr. have just released new expanded editions of their classic albums Green Mind, Where You Been, Without A Sound and Hand It Over. All the editions contain never-before-on-vinyl tracks as well as new liner notes and more. Check out the full lowdown of the Green Mind release from Cherry Red Records below...
Formed in 1984, Dinosaur Jr carved a singular path through the latter half of the 1980s, issuing three highly influential albums in the process before finding a home with Sire Records, who issued ‘Green Mind’ in 1991 as the alternative American rock scene the band had long been part of exploded globally.
Produced by a stripped down line-up of the group (in fact, J Mascis himself plays almost everything), the album and Sire’s international reach took Dinosaur Jr’s reputation to a new level, aided by the singles ‘The Wagon’ and ‘Whatever’s Cool With Me’, a non-album EP of new material and live recordings, all of which are included here.
Critically lauded on release, ‘Green Mind’ remains one of the band’s strongest collections, and a firm fan favourite.
Collected together here for the first time with related singles, B-sides and live recordings, and accompanied by in-depth sleevenotes from Mojo’s Keith Cameron (based on recent and exclusive interviews with J Mascis), this edition provides a thorough snapshot of the band at a period when all eyes were on American guitar groups, many of whom owed their existence to Dinosaur Jr.