Dinosaur Jnr, headed up by J Mascis, were probably the laziest band around. Along with The Pixies and Mudhoney they were at the forefront of the US Underground scene that ended up spawning Nirvana and the whole grunge thing. But thanks to J Mascis's problems in doing promotion, concerts or getting out of bed they were never in a position to cash in. Which is a shame, because they could sure write tunes. Freak Scene and Feel The Pain are possibly two of the best songs ever written, but the albums would almost always have one or two worthwhile songs with lots of filler. Pity really. Fellow member Lou Barlow left pretty early on to form Sebadoh and spent his first few years moaning about Mascis, incidentally.
After their last album, Dinosaur Jnr released one more song (the bizarrely chirpy, and rather good, Take A Run At The Sun), then broke up. So we come to this, the first solo album from Mr Mascis, and it's, well, pretty good really. It follows the same formula of fuzzed up guitars and forlorn singing from the man, but he seems to have got himself focused a little better than usual. The album fairly flies by and you're left thinking two things. First, cool album. Second, why didn't he do this before?