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J Mascis

August 30th, 2014

Born:
J Mascis

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s




J Mascis

Biography

Best known as the remote frontman of the influential indie trio Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis has also been an occasional producer and film composer. Born December 10, 1965 in Amherst, Massachusetts, he first emerged as a member of the hardcore unit Deep Wound, founding Dinosaur in 1984. Over the course of acclaimed LPs like 1987's You're Living All Over Me and 1988's Bug, the group emerged among the most highly regarded in alternative rock, with Mascis' creaky, Neil Young-like vocals and monolithic guitar leads becoming primary influences on the burgeoning grunge movement. The group temporarily disbanded in 1989, largely to allow the legendarily non-communicative singer the opportunity to dismiss bassist Lou Barlow, who went on to form Sebadoh; in the meantime, Mascis sat in on drums with a series of bands, among them the Velvet Monkeys and GobbleHoof, even producing the latter's eponymous 1990 LP. Upon re-forming Dinosaur Jr. in 1991, he scored Allison Anders' independent film Gas Food Lodging a year later, making a cameo appearance in the picture itself; he and Anders became regular collaborators in the years to follow, most notably on her feature Grace of My Heart. Mascis also produced records for pals including fIREHOSE (Mr. Machinery Operator) and Tad (Inhaler), and in 1996 issued his solo debut, Martin + Me.

Top Albums


1. Tied to a St..

2. Several Shad..

3. J + Friends ..

4. One Track He..

5. Stop Draggin..

6. Circle – Sin..

7. Leavin' On a..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
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Every Morning Tied to a Star 3:57 $1.29
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Wide Awake Tied to a Star 3:30 $1.29
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Me Again Tied to a Star 4:24 $1.29
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Better Plane Tied to a Star 3:51 $1.29
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Circle Circle – Single 3:23 $0.99
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Leavin' On a Jet Plane Leavin' On a Jet Plane .. 4:11 $0.99
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Drifter Tied to a Star 2:46 $1.29
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Heal the Star Tied to a Star 4:34 $1.29
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Not Enough Several Shades of Why 3:13 $0.99
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Come Down Tied to a Star 5:33 $1.29
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Trailing Off Tied to a Star 4:20 $1.29
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And Then Tied to a Star 4:14 $1.29
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Stumble Tied to a Star 3:30 $1.29
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Not Enough Sub Pop 101 3:13 $0.99
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Prisoners Music Is You (A Tribute To .. 3:12 $1.29
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Another Level Opening Up One Track Heart: The Story .. 5:44 $0.99
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Krishna Das Was Crying (feat. Devada.. One Track Heart: The Story .. 7:21 $0.99
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It Was Real One Track Heart: The Story .. 3:50 $0.99
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By the 10th Hit One Track Heart: The Story .. 4:25 $0.99
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I've Been Thinking Circle – Single 3:35 $0.99
21.
Why Are You Looking Grave? Mew and the Glass Handed Ki.. 3:50 $0.99
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What Happened Several Shades of Why 4:38 $0.99
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Can I Several Shades of Why 5:25 $0.99
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Too Deep Several Shades of Why 2:30 $0.99
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Where Are You Several Shades of Why 3:59 $0.99

Top Music Videos


1. Been There All..

2. Not Enough

3. Is It Done

4. Blaze

5. Witness

6. Prisoners


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