Green Mind

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Green Mind
DinosaurJrGreenMind.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 19, 1991
Recorded1990 - 1991
GenreAlternative rock
Length41:14
LabelBlanco y Negro/Sire
ProducerJ Mascis
Dinosaur Jr chronology
Bug
(1988)
Green Mind
(1991)
Fossils
(1991)

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: he played most of the instruments, with founding drummer Murph only featuring on three tracks (1,7, & 9).

The cover photograph, Priscilla, 1969, is by Joseph Szabo[1] and taken from his book of photographs Almost Grown.

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

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune4/4 stars[3]
Christgau's Consumer GuideB[4]
The Philadelphia Inquirer3.5/4 stars[5]
Pitchfork7.1/10[6]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[7]
Select4/5[8]

In a contemporary review, Select gave the album a four out of five rating, describing the album as a "relief...not a bolt from a sky" and that "we're still waiting for Dinosaur Jr.'s masterpiece"[8] Writing for Drowned in Sound Chris Power called the album expansive.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by J Mascis, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
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
Total length:41:14
Bonus tracks (2006 Re-release)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Hot Burrito #2" (Bonus track on 2006 re-release)Chris Ethridge, Gram Parsons3:22
12."Turnip Farm" (Bonus track on 2006 re-release)J Mascis, Kurt Fedora5:51
13."Forget It" (Bonus track on 2006 re-release) 4:07
B-sides & Singles (2019 2CD Deluxe Expanded Reissue)[10]
No.TitleLength
11."Pebbles + Weeds" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release) 
12."The Little Baby" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release) 
13."Not You Again" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release) 
14."Quicksand (Wagon Reprise)" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release) 
15."Throw Down" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release) 
16."Whatever's Cool With Me" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release) 
17."Sideways" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release) 
18."The Wagon (7" DJ Edit)" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release) 
CD 2: Live in Hollywood 1991 (2019 2CD Deluxe Expanded Reissue)[10]
No.TitleLength
19."The Lung" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release, previously unreleased. Live from Hollywood Palladium, June 14th, 1991.) 
20."Water" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release, previously unreleased. Live from Hollywood Palladium, June 14th, 1991.) 
21."The Wagon" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release, previously unreleased. Live from Hollywood Palladium, June 14th, 1991.) 
22."Keep The Glove" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release, previously unreleased. Live from Hollywood Palladium, June 14th, 1991.) 
23."Blowing It/I Live For That Look" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release, previously unreleased. Live from Hollywood Palladium, June 14th, 1991.) 
24."Tarpit" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release, previously unreleased. Live from Hollywood Palladium, June 14th, 1991.) 
25."Kracked" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release, previously unreleased. Live from Hollywood Palladium, June 14th, 1991.) 
26."Freak Scene" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release, previously unreleased. Live from Hollywood Palladium, June 14th, 1991.) 
27."Thumb" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release, previously unreleased. Live from Hollywood Palladium, June 14th, 1991.) 
28."They Always Come" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release, previously unreleased. Live from Hollywood Palladium, June 14th, 1991.) 
29."Budge" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release, previously unreleased. Live from Hollywood Palladium, June 14th, 1991.) 
30."Sludgefeast" (Bonus track on 2019 re-release, previously unreleased. Live from Hollywood Palladium, June 14th, 1991.) 
31."Thumb" (Live B-Side) 
32."Keep The Glove" (Live B-Side) 
33."The Lung" (Live B-Side) 
34."The Post" (Live B-Side) 

Personnel[edit]

  • J Mascis - vocals, guitar, bass, drums, producer
  • Murph - drums (tracks 1, 7, 9)
  • Joe Harvard - guitar, tape (track 8)
  • Jay Spiegel - drums, tambourine (track 5), tom-tom (track 1)
  • Don Fleming - guitar, backing vocals (track 1), acoustic bass (track 5)
  • Sean Slade - engineer, mellotron (tracks 7, 9)
  • 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. ^ "Dazed and confused: Joseph Szabo's portraits of adolescence – in pictures". The Guardian. 14 April 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Green Mind – Dinosaur Jr". AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (March 21, 1991). "Dinosaur Jr.: Green Mind (Sire)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Dinosaur Jr.: Green Mind". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  5. ^ Moon, Tom (March 10, 1991). "Dinosaur Jr.: Green Mind (Sire/Warner Bros.)". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  6. ^ Harvell, Jess (May 19, 2006). "Dinosaur Jr.: Green Mind / Where You Been / J Mascis Live at CBGB's The First Acoustic Show". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on March 22, 2007. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  7. ^ Sinclair, Tom (June 27, 1991). "Green Mind". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  8. ^ a b Linehan, Graham (March 1991). "A Blast of the Real Dino-Mite". Select (9): 68.
  9. ^ "Album Review: Dinosaur Jr. - Farm". DrownedInSound.
  10. ^ a b "Dinosaur Jr: Green Mind, 2CD Deluxe Expanded Edition".