There was a day when indie rock didn't offer much in the line of guitar heroics. Then along came a lumbering beast of a band. With heavy hearts and ruthless riffs, they managed to churn out some of the most sensitive, melodic songs ever to punish the eardrums. One of alt-rock's most distinctive and influential bands, Massachusetts-based Dinosaur Jr. was formed in 1984 by singer-guitarist J. Mascis, bassist-singer Lou Barlow, and drummer-vocalist Murph. The band produced its eponymous debut for Homestead Records in 1985, then hooked up with the seminal SST label in '87 for their early classic You're Living All Over Me. Throughout numerous lineup changes and a switch to Sire records for 1991's Green Mind, Mascis refined the band's cataclysmic sound, often playing many of the instruments himself. The end of the '90s saw the release of two Mascis solo albums: Martin + Me (1996) and More Light (w/ The Fog) (2000). "Ear-Bleeding Country: The Best Of Dinosaur Jr." will bombard your senses with 19 tenderly turbulent tracks spanning Dinosaur Jr.'s entire career. Turn it up for classic tracks like "Freak Scene," "The Wagon," and "Start Choppin." Also includes the rare J. Mascis soundtrack cut "Take A Run At The Sun" from Grace Of My Heart.