Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me LP
“I love that record. To me, it’s perfect. The band coalesced. Before, the songs were great but the playing was awkward and we weren’t quite synched. I had never understood what plans J had for me, how I fit in, what my role was. But now we were on the same wavelength. J was brilliant, as good as for any of my then heroes (Sonic Youth, Hüsker Dü, Meat Puppets). Murph and I caught up with him and became a proper rhythm section. The sound of the band took off. J moved to New York and hung out with Kim and Thurston. Doors opened for us.
It’s a cool recording. I felt like I was a part of something genuinely great and f***ed up. The production is murky and bizarre, the way J layered the guitars was new at the time. The songs are beautiful and twisted. Love songs that sounded as good to me as the more conceptual, heavy records I liked at the time: the Birthday Party’s Junkyard, Sonic Youth’s Confusion Is Sex and even Black Sabbath. You’re Living All Over Me helped me achieve the only goals I had in life back then - to get a ukulele/tape collage (Poledo) on record and, somehow, meet a girl. It worked. I met my wife to be and began a life that carried me beyond Dinosaur Jr. I really love that record” - Dinosaur Jr.’s bassist, Lou Barlow from the foreword to Nick Attfield’s 33 ⅓ book on You’re Living All Over Me