For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we spotlight this very early footage of a young Dinosaur Jr performing at the University of Massachusetts in 1986. The four songs featured in this 19-minute video include one off 1985’s Dinosaur and three from You’re Living All Over Me, released in 1987.
Later this month, Dinosaur Jr will release a limited-edition live album called ‘Chocomel Daze’ that recorded in 1987 and will be available only on vinyl or as a digital download — and our friends at Merge Recrods have set us up with a copy of the deluxe 150-gram vinyl LP to give away to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.
Following its purple-tape reissue of 1988′s ‘Bug’ this past summer, Dinosaur Jr now will pair that album with cassette reissues of its first two records — 1985′s ‘Dinosaur’ and 1987′s ‘You’re Living All Over Me’ — in a limited-edition, wooden box set.
This week’s new releases include brand-new albums from Erasure (‘Tomorrow’s World’) and Pop Will Eat Itself (‘New Noise Designed by a Sadist’), plus vinyl reissues of Dinosaur Jr’s first three albums, the U.K. vinyl-only and CD-and-vinyl editions of The Smiths’ ‘Complete’ box set and the final two Jesus and Mary Chain reissues.
Following this summer’s cassette-only reissue of ‘Bug,’ the reunited Dinosaur Jr this fall will re-release that 1988 album along with the band’s first two records — 1985’s ‘Dinosaur’ and 1987’s ‘You’re Living All Over Me’ — on vinyl this fall, the trio’s current label, Jagjaguwar, announced this week.
The reunited Dinosaur Jr tonight wraps up a four-date swing through Brazil, the band’s first-ever performances in South America. To mark the occasion, we offer up this nicely shot clip filmed at the trio’s concert in Recife, Brazil, this past Saturday.
For our latest Vintage Video installment, we present this pro-shot footage of Dinosaur Jr’s original lineup — J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph — rehearsing at the University of Massachusetts in 1986.