You're Living All Over Me

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You're Living All Over Me
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me.jpg
Studio album by Dinosaur Jr.
Released December 14, 1987
Recorded 1987
Genre Indie rock, noise rock, alternative rock
Length 36:08
Label SST
Producer Wharton Tiers
Dinosaur Jr. chronology
You're Living All Over Me

You're Living All Over Me is the second studio album by American alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr.. It was released on December 14, 1987, through SST Records.


The album was named after a line uttered by frontman J Mascis while on tour with the band.[1]

"Poledo" is unique from the rest of the album in that half of it is a lo-fi recording of Lou Barlow singing and playing ukulele, much like his own group Sebadoh, while the other half is a collection of sound collages and abstract noise pieces.[citation needed]

In 2005 the album was performed live in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties-curated Don't Look Back series.

A sample of Sludgefeast.

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Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by J Mascis, except as noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Little Fury Things"     3:06
2. "Kracked"     2:50
3. "Sludgefeast"     5:17
4. "The Lung"     3:51
5. "Raisans"     3:50
6. "Tarpit"     4:36
7. "In a Jar"     3:28
8. "Lose"   Lou Barlow 3:11
9. "Poledo"   Barlow 5:43
Total length:


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars [2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]
Drowned in Sound 3.5/5 [4]
Pitchfork 9.1/10[5]
Spin 10/10[6]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[7]
Punknews 5/5 stars[8]

The album was originally issued when the band were still known as Dinosaur, before a lawsuit forced the name change to Dinosaur Jr. The album was recalled by SST a few months after release, and new copies were printed crediting the band as Dinosaur Jr. The band made a music video for the song "Little Fury Things" that was directed by Jim Spring and Jens Jurgensen.[citation needed]


The album is considered a classic of Indie and Alternative Rock. In 2005, it was ranked 31 in Spin's list of the 100 greatest albums from 1985 through to 2005[9] Pitchfork Media placed the album at number 40 in their list of "Top 100 Albums of the 1980s." [10] Alternative Press ranked it number 5 on their list of 'Top 99 Albums of '85 to '95'.[11][12] Beats per Minute ranked it number 17 on their list of 'The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s'.[13] Acclaimed Music finds it to be the 539th most acclaimed album of all time.[14] In 2011, the album was canonized as a classic in the history of rock music by the appearance of a book dedicated to it in Continuum's 33 1/3 series, written by Nick Attfield.[15]

The album has also proved to be massively influential, especially on the-then nascent Shoegazing genre. Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine has named the album, among others, as an influence on their seminal You Made Me Realise EP[16][17](the two bands would eventually end up touring together). Several sources even recognize the album's influence on Nirvana and Pixies, especially in their use of quiet-loud changes first used on this album.[18][19]


Dinosaur Jr.
Additional personnel
  • Lee Ranaldo – backing vocals on "Little Fury Things"
  • Wharton Tiers - production, engineering
  • Dave Pine - engineering
  • Maura Jasper – album cover artwork


  1. ^ 1001 Albums: You Must Hear Before You Die. Octopus. 5 December 2011. p. 564. ISBN 1844037142. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "You're Living All Over Me – Dinosaur Jr. : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Dinosaur Jr.". Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ Diver, Mike (March 18, 2005). "Dinosaur Jr. – Dinosaur / You're Living All Over Me / Bug / Releases / Releases // Drowned in Sound". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ Harvell, Jess (April 7, 2005). "Dinosaur Jr.: Dinosaur / You're Living All Over Me / Bug | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
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  15. ^ Attfield, Nick, Dinosaur Jr's You're Living All Over Me. Continuum: 33 1/3 no. 82. ISBN 978-1-4411-8778-9.
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