Start Choppin

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"Start Choppin"
Single by Dinosaur Jr
from the album Where You Been
Format 12" vinyl
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock [1]
Length 5:39
Label Blanco Y Negro[2]
Writer(s) J Mascis[2]
Dinosaur Jr singles chronology
"Get Me"
(1992)
"Start Choppin"
(1993)
"Out There"
(1993)

"Start Choppin" is a song by Dinosaur Jr. on their fifth album Where You Been.[3]

Reception[edit]

It made number 20 on the UK Singles Chart[4] and number 3 on the Modern Rock Tracks.[5] The song was described by the All Music Guide as having a "quick, catchy lead riff," and being "as close to a radio hit as the band ever had."[6][page needed] CMJ magazine referred J Mascis' as a "guitar god" through his work with this song.[7] Sputnik Music had referred to Mascis' vocals as possibly "off-putting at first, but it really grows with time." [3]

Tracklist[edit]

Below is the tracklist for both sides of the single.[8]

Side A

  1. "Start Choppin" (J. Mascis) – 5:39

Side B

  1. "Turnip Farm" (Mascis, Kurt Fedora) – 5:49
  2. "Forget It" (Mascis) – 4:04

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ragget, Ned. "Where You Been". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Back cover". Start Choppin (12" Vinyl). Dinosaur Jr. United Kingdom: Spam As The Bread Music. 1992. 
  3. ^ a b "Dinosaur Jr. - Where You Been (album review )". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "DINOSAUR Jr.". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dinosaur Jr. - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2001). All Music Guide: The Definitive Guide to Popular Music. Backbeat Books. 
  7. ^ CMJ New Music Report. January 5, 2004. p. 33. 
  8. ^ "Vinyl sticker". Start Choppin (12" Vinyl). Dinosaur Jr. United Kingdom: Spam As The Bread Music. 1992.