The Wagon

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"The Wagon"
Dinosaur Jr. The Wagon.jpeg
Single by Dinosaur Jr.
from the album Green Mind
Released 1991
Format 7", 12", CD Single
Genre Alternative rock, grunge
Label Blanco Y Negro
Songwriter(s) J Mascis
Dinosaur Jr. singles chronology
"Just Like Heaven"
"The Wagon"
"Whatever's Cool With Me"

"The Wagon" is a song by Dinosaur Jr., released as the single for the first time in 1990 by Sub Pop (featuring a B-side, "Better Than Gone" written and sung by Don Fleming of Gumball) and successively in 1991 from their album Green Mind. It was released in 1991 on Blanco Y Negro.[1] This was the groups first recording without original bassist Lou Barlow. [2]

Upon release, Melody Maker named "The Wagon" one of its' two singles of the week, with writer Everett True describing the song as "Sheer exhilaration!".[3]

The song appears as downloadable content for the video game "Rock Band." Pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek used the song for one of his earlier video parts.

Track listing

Vinyl, 7", (Sub Pop) SP68A

  1. "The Wagon" - 4:40
  2. "Better Than Gone" - 3:35

Vinyl, 7", (Blanco Y Negro)

  1. "The Wagon" - 4:57
  2. "The Little Baby" - 2:11

Vinyl, 12" (Blanco Y Negro, WEA Records Ltd.)

  1. "The Wagon" - 4:57
  2. "The Little Baby" - 2:11
  3. "Pebbles + Weeds" - 5:25
  4. "Quicksand (Wagon Reprise)" - 4:34 (written by David Bowie)


  1. ^ The-Wagon single on
  2. ^ "AllMusic | Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  3. ^ Azerrad, Michael (2001). Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991. p. 374.
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