Where You Been

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Where You Been
Studio album by Dinosaur Jr.
Released February 9, 1993
Recorded 1992
Genre Alternative rock, grunge, hard rock
Length 47:38
Label Blanco y Negro/Sire
Producer J Mascis
Dinosaur Jr. chronology
Green Mind
(1991)
Where You Been
(1993)
Without a Sound
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

Where You Been is the fifth official studio album by Dinosaur Jr., released on February 9, 1993.

The song "Start Choppin'" was their biggest hit, hitting number 3 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in the U.S., and the Top 20 of the UK Singles Chart. This was drummer Murph's last recording with J Mascis until 2007's Beyond.

This was the only Dinosaur Jr. album between 1988's Bug and 2007's Beyond to be recorded entirely with a full band. During Dinosaur's major label years, Mascis performed most of the instruments himself on record.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by J Mascis.

No. Title Length
1. "Out There"   5:52
2. "Start Choppin"   5:39
3. "What Else Is New"   5:09
4. "On the Way"   3:27
5. "Not the Same"   6:00
6. "Get Me"   5:50
7. "Drawerings"   4:49
8. "Hide"   4:11
9. "Goin' Home"   4:14
10. "I Ain't Sayin"   2:27
11. "Hide (John Peel session)" (Bonus track on 2006 re-release) 3:49
12. "Keeblin'" (Bonus track on 2006 re-release) 3:40
13. "What Else Is New (Live)" (Bonus track on 2006 re-release) 10:02
Total length:
47:38

Personnel[edit]

  • J Mascis - Organ, guitar, piano, chimes, composer, drums on track 3, vocals, producer, timpani
  • Mike Johnson - Bass, guitar, piano, background vocals
  • Murph - Drums

With guests:

  • Tiffany Anders - Vocals on "Get Me"
  • George Berz - Tambourine
  • Kurt Fedora - Rhythm guitar
  • Dave Mason - Viola
  • Abie Newton - Cello
  • Larry Packer - Violin
  • Rob Turner - Cello

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1993 The Billboard 200 50

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1993 "Start Choppin'" Modern Rock Tracks 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Where You Been". Allmusic. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Azerrad, Michael (February 18, 1993). "Where You Been by Dinosaur Jr. music review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 31, 2011.