Where You Been

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Where You Been
Dinosaur Jr. Where You Been.jpg
Studio album by Dinosaur Jr.
Released February 9, 1993
Recorded 1992
Genre Alternative rock
Length 47:38
Label Blanco y Negro/Sire
Producer J Mascis
Dinosaur Jr. chronology
Fossils
(1991)Fossils1991
Where You Been
(1993)
Without a Sound
(1994)Without a Sound1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[2]
Christgau's Consumer Guide (2-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[5]
Mojo 4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork 7.8/10[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[9]
Select 4/5[10]

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, reaching 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.

The act peaked with 263,000 units sold in US. [11]

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
Total length: 47:38
Bonus tracks
No. Title Length
11. "Hide (Live - November 24, 1992 - John Peel Show, BBC Radio 1, Maida Vale 5)" (Bonus track on 2006 re-release) 3:49
12. "Keeblin'" (Bonus track on 2006 re-release) 3:40
13. "What Else Is New (Live - October 8, 1994 - BBC Radio, Brixton Academy)" (Bonus track on 2006 re-release) 10:02

Personnel[edit]

Dinosaur Jr.
  • J Mascis – organ, guitar, piano, chimes, composer, drums on track 3, lead vocals, producer, timpani
  • Mike Johnson – bass, guitar, piano, backing vocals, 1st guitar solo on "Get Me"
  • Murph – drums
Additional personnel
  • 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 – Dinosaur Jr". AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (February 18, 1993). "Dinosaur Jr.: Where You Been (Sire)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Dinosaur Jr.: Where You Been". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Dinosaur Jr.: Where You Been". Entertainment Weekly: 59. March 5, 1993. 
  5. ^ Hilburn, Robert (February 7, 1993). "Dinosaur Jr. Stands Tall in Land of the Giants". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Dinosaur Jr.: Where You Been". Mojo (153): 110. August 2006. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Dinosaur Jr.: Where You Been". Q (77): 79. February 1993. 
  9. ^ Azerrad, Michael (February 18, 1993). "Where You Been". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  10. ^ Collis, Andrew (March 1993). "Dinosaur Jr.: Where You Been". Select (33): 71. 
  11. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=oRMEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=dinosaur+jr+nielsen+soundscan&source=bl&ots=3GED5-X83S&sig=ihbeJcBIHVDWXQRAKlAaqhbizjs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjjvZvV1L_VAhVEfhoKHX5mAscQ6AEIUTAH#v=onepage&q=dinosaur%20jr%20nielsen%20soundscan&f=false