Dinosaur Jr

American rock band formed in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1984

Dinosaur Jr is an American rock band. The band was formed in 1984 in Massachusetts. The band stopped playing in 1997 but came back together in 2007. The people in the band right now are J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph. The band has recorded many albums over the years that were very important to rock music. Some of these albums are You're Living All Over Me, Green Mind and Beyond.

Dinosaur Jr
Dinosaur Jr in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2008
Dinosaur Jr in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2008
Background information
OriginAmherst, Massachusetts, United States
GenresAlternative rock, indie rock
Years active1984–1997, 2005–present
LabelsHomestead, SST, Blanco y Negro/Sire, Merge, Fat Possum, PIAS Recordings, Jagjaguwar, Blast First
MembersJ Mascis
Lou Barlow
Past member(s)Mike Johnson
George Berz

The band is famous for J Mascis' guitar sounds and his powerful guitar solos.


  • Dinosaur (1985)
  • You're Living All Over Me (1987)
  • Bug (1988)
  • Green Mind (1991)
  • Where You Been (1993)
  • Without a Sound (1994)
  • Hand It Over (1997)
  • Beyond (2007)
  • Farm (2009)
  • I Bet on Sky (2012)
  • Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not (2016)
  • Sweep It Into Space (2021)


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