Thursday, September 20, 2012
THIS ONE COMES TO A HALT VERY ABRUPTLY
mp3 : Dinosaur Jr - Just Like Heaven
Right at 2:56 just when you're expecting another chorus, you instead get an anguished yell. Where Robert Smith on the original version sings sweetly and in a rather melancholy manner about the relationship ending, J Mascis sounds as if he has taken a razor blade to his wrists to bring an end to his misery.
Cracking cover version which dates all the way back to 1989 and just the fourth single released by Dinosaur Jr.
My CD version of this release was a bargain for £1.99. Not only did I get the three songs normally available with Just Like Heaven but I also got both tracks that had been on the previous single, albeit the sweary word on Freakscene was replaced:-
mp3 : Dinosaur Jr - Throw Down
mp3 : Dinosaur Jr - Chunks (a last rights tune)
mp3 : Dinosaur Jr - Freakscene (censored version)
mp3 : Dinosaur Jr - Keep The Glove