Green Mind

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Green Mind
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Studio album by Dinosaur Jr
Released February 19, 1991
Recorded 1990 - 1991
Genre Alternative rock
Length 41:14
Label Blanco y Negro/Sire
Producer J Mascis
Dinosaur Jr chronology
Bug
(1988)
Green Mind
(1991)
Fossils
(1991)

Green Mind is the fourth studio album by alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr, released in 1991. It was the band's first release after bassist Lou Barlow's departure, as well as the first released by a major label. The record is close to being a J Mascis solo album: he played most of the instruments, with founding drummer Murph only featuring on three tracks (1,7, & 9).

The cover photograph, Priscilla, 1969, is by Joseph Szabo[1] and taken from his book of photographs Almost Grown.

"Turnip Farm" is also featured in the film Reality Bites.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune 4/4 stars[3]
Christgau's Consumer Guide B[4]
Pitchfork 7.1/10[5]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[6]
Select 4/5[7]

In a contemporary review, Select gave the album a four out of five rating, describing the album as a "relief...not a bolt from a sky" and that "we're still waiting for Dinosaur Jr.'s masterpiece"[7] Writing for Drowned in Sound Chris Power called the album expansive.[8]

Track listing

All songs written by J Mascis, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "The Wagon" 4:53
2. "Puke + Cry" 4:27
3. "Blowing It" 2:43
4. "I Live for That Look" 1:56
5. "Flying Cloud" 2:35
6. "How'd You Pin That One on Me" 4:23
7. "Water" 5:38
8. "Muck" 4:15
9. "Thumb" 5:38
10. "Green Mind" 4:56
Total length: 41:14
Bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Hot Burrito #2" (Bonus track on 2006 re-release) Chris Ethridge, Gram Parsons 3:22
12. "Turnip Farm" (Bonus track on 2006 re-release) J Mascis, Kurt Fedora 5:51
13. "Forget It" (Bonus track on 2006 re-release)   4:07

Personnel

  • J Mascis - vocals, guitar, drums, bass, producer
  • Murph - drums (tracks 1, 7, 9)
  • Joe Harvard - guitar and tape (track 8)
  • Jay Spiegel - drums and tambourine (track 5), tom-tom (track 1)
  • Don Fleming - guitar and backing vocals (track 1), acoustic bass (track 5)
  • Sean Slade - engineer, mellotron (tracks 7, 9)
  • Tom Walters - assistant engineer
  • Matt Dillon - backing vocals (track 11)

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1991 The Billboard 200 168

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1991 "The Wagon" Modern Rock Tracks 22

References

  1. ^ "Dazed and confused: Joseph Szabo's portraits of adolescence – in pictures". The Guardian. 14 April 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Green Mind – Dinosaur Jr". AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (March 21, 1991). "Dinosaur Jr.: Green Mind (Sire)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Dinosaur Jr.: Green Mind". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  5. ^ Harvell, Jess (May 19, 2006). "Dinosaur Jr.: Green Mind / Where You Been / J Mascis Live at CBGB's The First Acoustic Show". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on March 22, 2007. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  6. ^ Sinclair, Tom (June 27, 1991). "Green Mind". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  7. ^ a b Linehan, Graham (March 1991). "A Blast of the Real Dino-Mite". Select (9): 68.
  8. ^ http://drownedinsound.com/releases/14468/reviews/4137176-
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