Sebadoh

Sebadoh

Even before his acrimonious departure from Dinosaur Jr, bassist Lou Barlow was recording his own material. Dinosaur’s second album, 1987’s ‘You're Living All Over Me’, had closed with ‘Poledo’, one of Barlow’s tape experiments - a chilling mess of funereal folk and disturbing, manipulated found sounds. Lou, it transpires, had been messing about with tape recorders since he was a kid.

“My sisters had one of the first cheap tape-recorders,” he remembers, “And my cousin showed me that if you half-press the ‘ffw’ button and the ‘record’ button... more