Dinosaur Jr is the most influential band of the last 50 years

This topic is locked from further discussion.

Avatar image for smileybomber
smileybomber

107

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#1  Edited By smileybomber

Specifically their album "You're Living All Over Me", (1987) changed music forever. 
 
I don't think people realize how much this band changed everything. Just listen. 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi1LrNtVltg&feature=related 
 
In 1987, while people were listening to Guns N Roses, this was around. hard to believe
Avatar image for skald
Skald

4450

Forum Posts

621

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 11

User Lists: 7

#2  Edited By Skald

I disagree. That is all.

Avatar image for ramone
Ramone

3189

Forum Posts

364

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 5

#3  Edited By Ramone

No. No they're not.

Avatar image for marcsman
Marcsman

3823

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#4  Edited By Marcsman

Actually on second thought this is one of the most assinine posts of all time. 
Guns and Roses were certainly more influential than this never heard of band. 
So they were more influential than let's say 
The Beatles 
Jimi Hendrix 
Black Sabbath 
Run DMC 
David Bowie 
Nirvanna 
I really do not think so 
Your music posts totally suck man. Give it up
Avatar image for smileybomber
smileybomber

107

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#5  Edited By smileybomber

Dinosaur Jr was BEFORE the Pixies btw. 
 
If you guys realize that songs in the 80's DID NOT sound like this, you'd realize that this album is a masterpiece.
Avatar image for marcsman
Marcsman

3823

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#6  Edited By Marcsman

No it is not........... 
Fail
Avatar image for eristocrat
eristocrat

457

Forum Posts

20

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

#7  Edited By eristocrat

It's a great album, but that is an absurd claim.  

Avatar image for professoress
ProfessorEss

7962

Forum Posts

160

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 11

#8  Edited By ProfessorEss
@Eristocrat said:
" It's a great album, but that is an absurd claim.   "
Avatar image for cookiemonster
cookiemonster

2548

Forum Posts

42

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

#9  Edited By cookiemonster

Never ever heard of them. And after listening to that, I think I'll stick to my Pixies and Beatles. Edit: that last sentence makes me sound like I'm on something.

Avatar image for auspiciousqueue
auspiciousqueue

1307

Forum Posts

274

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 4

#10  Edited By auspiciousqueue

I cannot hear the song "Crumble" without a whole lot of memories. Very good memories. So I shall agree with your assertion that they are a good band.

Avatar image for jjweatherman
JJWeatherman

15118

Forum Posts

5249

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 10

User Lists: 16

#11  Edited By JJWeatherman

Exaggeration ftw.

Avatar image for blastprocessing
BlastProcessing

969

Forum Posts

431

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 3

#12  Edited By BlastProcessing
@smileybomber said:
"
Specifically their album "You're Living All Over Me", (1987) changed music forever. 
 
I don't think people realize how much this band changed everything. Just listen. 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi1LrNtVltg&feature=related 
 In 1987, while people were listening to Guns N Roses, this was around. hard to believe "

 Can this post be anymore shite?
 Can this post be anymore shite?
Avatar image for damotello
Damotello

103

Forum Posts

1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#13  Edited By Damotello

Dinosaur Jr. are a fantastic band, and were certainly a major influence on the 'alt-rock' and 'grunge' movement that came soon after this. But the most influential band of the last 50 years? My arse.
 
Also, there's a noticeable Black Sabbath influence in parts of that song with both the music and J Mascis' voice. Which would make Sabbath an influence on them, therefore more influential, in my opinion.

Avatar image for neokef
neokef

117

Forum Posts

246

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 2

#14  Edited By neokef
@extremeradical said:
" I disagree. That is all. "
Same here
Avatar image for ape_dosmil
ape_dosmil

612

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#15  Edited By ape_dosmil

LOL wut? Dinosaur Jr are great and undoubtedly were influential to 90s alternative rock, along with peers like Husker Du, Pixies, Sonic Youth etc, etc. But the idea that they're most influential band of the last 50 years is laughable.

Avatar image for phog_of_war
Phog_of_War

219

Forum Posts

2

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#16  Edited By Phog_of_War

You had to know that you were going to get flamed for this one. 
 
I admit that I listened to some Dinosaur Jr. in the 80's and they were good but your statement is..........over reaching, to say the least. 
Also in the MTV era, when they still played videos, GnR and the Hair Bands, along with Rap had a stranglehold  on airplay so they were naturally the more popular acts.
I will admit that Dinosaur Jr. greatly influenced bands like The Pixies, Sublime, Nirvana, Pearl Jam etc. and to a lesser extent, alot of the later punk/ska bands.    
 
That said, thanks for the chance to put this pic up:      :-D 
 

 
 
Avatar image for geekdown
GeekDown

1179

Forum Posts

1177

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 5

#17  Edited By GeekDown

I love Dinosaur Jr, but I am going to have to disagree with you.

Avatar image for smitty86
smitty86

708

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#18  Edited By smitty86
@BlastProcessing said:
" @smileybomber said:
"
Specifically their album "You're Living All Over Me", (1987) changed music forever. 
 
I don't think people realize how much this band changed everything. Just listen. 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi1LrNtVltg&feature=related 
 In 1987, while people were listening to Guns N Roses, this was around. hard to believe "

 Can this post be anymore shite?
 Can this post be anymore shite?
"
And this thread can now be shut down. Well done sir.
Avatar image for smileybomber
smileybomber

107

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#19  Edited By smileybomber
@ape_dosmil said:

"LOL wut? Dinosaur Jr are great and undoubtedly were influential to 90s alternative rock, along with peers like Husker Du, Pixies, Sonic Youth etc, etc. But the idea that they're most influential band of the last 50 years is laughable. "


the fact that Dinosaur Jr was around in 1985, and influenced Porcupine Tree, The Pixies, and basically every group in the 90's, is a testimant.  
 
why can't you all see this? you can even hear an influence on the Smashing Pumpkins, the most popular band in the 90's.
Avatar image for vendetta
vendetta

449

Forum Posts

1138

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 10

User Lists: 2

#20  Edited By vendetta

Hahaha... Good one.

Avatar image for marcsman
Marcsman

3823

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#21  Edited By Marcsman
@smileybomber: Give it up man. Nobody shares your beliefs. It's probably time for you to go back to writing love letters to Amanda Knox.
Avatar image for ape_dosmil
ape_dosmil

612

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#22  Edited By ape_dosmil
@smileybomber: Husker Du and Sonic Youth were around even earlier. What's your point? I think you're overstating the influence of Dinosaur Jr on Pixies also.
Avatar image for everyones_a_critic
Everyones_A_Critic

6500

Forum Posts

834

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 1

No, I'll keep listening to Appetite for Destruction and will continue to regard Dinosaur Jr. as "That band with the shitty song in Rock Band."

Avatar image for wrathofconn
wrathofconn

1511

Forum Posts

10983

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 12

#24  Edited By wrathofconn
@Marcsman said:
" @smileybomber: Give it up man. Nobody shares your beliefs. It's probably time for you to go back to writing love letters to Amanda Knox. "
Avatar image for time allen
time allen

2329

Forum Posts

29

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#25  Edited By time allen

no dude it's metallica dude

Avatar image for smileybomber
smileybomber

107

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#26  Edited By smileybomber
@Everyones_A_Critic:
which song
Avatar image for mcghee
McGhee

6128

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

#27  Edited By McGhee

Say what now? 

Avatar image for jdman1313
JDMan1313

78

Forum Posts

12

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

#28  Edited By JDMan1313

Thats a great album and they definitely  were a huge influence on Alt Rock, but Most influential band of the last 50 years... Hell No

Avatar image for marcsman
Marcsman

3823

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#29  Edited By Marcsman
@Everyones_A_Critic said:
"No, I'll keep listening to Appetite for Destruction and will continue to regard Dinosaur Jr. as "That band with the shitty song in Rock Band." "

Ha ha ha. It is a shitty song too.
Avatar image for ape_dosmil
ape_dosmil

612

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#30  Edited By ape_dosmil
@smileybomber said:
"you can even hear an influence on the Smashing Pumpkins, the most popular band in the 90's. "
David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine were all probably bigger influences on Smashing Pumpkins sound than Dinosaur Jr.
Avatar image for greggd
GreggD

4596

Forum Posts

981

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 4

#31  Edited By GreggD
@Marcsman said:
"@Everyones_A_Critic said:
"No, I'll keep listening to Appetite for Destruction and will continue to regard Dinosaur Jr. as "That band with the shitty song in Rock Band." "
Ha ha ha. It is a shitty song too. "

I actually think it's a pretty good song. But the assertion that the band is as influential as the TC claims is absurd.
Avatar image for beej
beej

1675

Forum Posts

417

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#32  Edited By beej

I love Dinosaur Jr. and I do recognize the massive influence they had on music, but it's only on the genre of music that you seem to love based on your other post. I think that someones suggestion of either The Beatles or Run DMC is much more appropriate. DMC helped make rap a piece of the music industry, and I feel like the Beatles stand without explanation. 

Avatar image for sweep
sweep

10851

Forum Posts

3660

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 13

#33  Edited By sweep  Moderator

You say their album "Changed music forever" without even attempting to explain why, and then post a youtube link which makes this youtube spam as well as flame-bait. 
 

Hot damn, it's jpeg time!