Where You Been

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Where You Been
Dinosaur Jr. Where You Been.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 9, 1993
Recorded1992
Genre
Length47:38
LabelBlanco y Negro/Sire
ProducerJ Mascis
Dinosaur Jr. chronology
Fossils
(1991)
Where You Been
(1993)
Without a Sound
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[5]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
The Philadelphia Inquirer4/4 stars[7]
Pitchfork7.8/10[8]
Q4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[10]
Select4/5[11]

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 Jr.'s major label years, Mascis performed most of the instruments himself on record.

The act peaked with 263,000 units sold in US. [12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by J Mascis.

No.TitleLength
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.TitleLength
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. ^ "Dinosaur Jr - Where You Been". Punknews.com. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Where You Been – Dinosaur Jr". AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (February 18, 1993). "Dinosaur Jr.: Where You Been (Sire)". Chicago Tribune. 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. ^ Moon, Tom (February 14, 1993). "Dinosaur Jr.: Where You Been (Sire/Warner Bros.)". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Dinosaur Jr.: Where You Been". Q (77): 79. February 1993.
  10. ^ Azerrad, Michael (February 18, 1993). "Where You Been". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  11. ^ Collis, Andrew (March 1993). "Dinosaur Jr.: Where You Been". Select (33): 71.
  12. ^ 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