Green Mind

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Green Mind
Studio album by Dinosaur Jr.
Released February 19, 1991
Recorded 1989 - 1990
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock, folk rock, grunge
Length 41:14
Label Blanco y Negro/Sire
Producer J Mascis
Dinosaur Jr. chronology
Bug
(1988)
Green Mind
(1991)
Where You Been
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (B) [2]
Pitchfork Media (7.1/10) [3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [4]

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, with drummer Murph only featuring on three tracks.

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

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

Track Listing[edit]

All songs written by J Mascis, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) 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
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)   5:51
13. "Forget It" (Bonus track on 2006 re-release)   4:07
Total length:
41:14

Personnel[edit]

  • J Mascis - Vocals, Guitar, Producer
  • Murph - Drums (Tracks 1, 7, 9)
  • Joe Harvard - Guitar, Tape
  • Jay Spiegel - Drums, Tambourine, Tom-Tom
  • Don Fleming - Bass, Guitar, Vocals (Background)
  • Sean Slade - Engineer, Mellotron
  • Tom Walters - Assistant Engineer
  • Matt Dillon - Backing Vocals (Track 11)

Charts[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. Green Mind at AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  2. ^ "Consumer Guide reviews for Dinosaur Jr.". Robert Christgau. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ Harvell, Jess (May 19, 2006). "Dinosaur Jr.: Green Mind / Where You Been / J Mascis Live at CBGB's The First Acoustic Show: Pitchfork review". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on March 22, 2007. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ Sinclair, Tom (June 27, 1991). "Green Mind by Dinosaur Jr. Music review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 31, 2011.