Here's an edited/slightly revised version of a blog I posted on MySpace in March 2009.
Through the years the classic Dinosaur Jr lineup (J. Mascis - guitar, Lou Barlow - bass and Murph - drums) has provided some of my favorite live shows chock full of their unique brand of feedback drenched rock. In Michael Azerrads' book Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981–1991, Lou Barlow states that "We loved speed metal...and we loved wimpy-jangly stuff." This is also a fairly apt description of a big chunk of my preferred music, so it's no surprise they've been a favorite of mine since 1987.
Below is some footage from 1986 when they played a show at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.