DINOSAUR JR. RELEASE THEIR FIRST EVER DVD
DINOSAUR JR.: LIVE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
ON MAY 29th, 2007
EARLIER THIS MONTH THE BAND RELEASED THEIR NEW STUDIO ALBUM
BEYOND, TO RAVE REVIEWS
LOOK FOR THE BAND ON TOUR NOW
When J Mascis and Lou Barlow splintered apart in 1989, it was largely understood that Dinosaur Jr. would never roam again in its original lineup. The band, who is today recognized as one of music's first great alt-rock acts, released three cult masterpieces (Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me and Bug) before J Mascis re-formed Dinosaur Jr. with Murph and a new bassist, and Lou went on to start Sebadoh and Folk Implosion.
Fortunately, 2005 brought us the seemingly impossible reunion of the still definitive alt-rock trio, and a tour that critics hailed "a glorious show... savage as ever" (The New York Times) and "...alive and thrilling" (Rolling Stone).
Now, Dinosaur Jr. documents their epic reunion tour, and the potent performances of those classic songs that first established them as a monumental musical force, in their first ever DVD release.
Titled Dinosaur Jr.: Live In the Middle East (Image Entertainment - May 29, 2007), this full length concert DVD was filmed largely at Boston's The Middle East, as well as at New York's legendary Irving Plaza and at other shows along the band's December 2005 tour.
With unfettered access to this famously elusive band, fans can expect one-on-one interviews, behind the scenes going-ons and a full set of performances of Dinosaur Jr. favorites, all recorded along the band's recent reunion tour. The DVD features performance footage of 18 Dinosaur Jr. songs originally recorded on their classic first albums: Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me and Bug. In addition, Dinosaur Jr.: Live In the Middle East offers the band's 2005 interview at the WXPN's renowned World Café studios, and interview appearances by Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Mike Watt, Matt Dillon, and others. The DVD was directed by Gold In Berlin, which is run by Mascis' brother in-law, German filmmaker Phillip Virus.
Dinosaur Jr. tour dates available HERE.