Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me LP

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“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