Dinosaur Jr. made their name by reinventing hard-core punk as revved-up classic rock, an ingenious act of savvy contrarianism that was a key element in the alternative rock explosion of the early '90s. In part, it was their personalities that made them interesting. The bitter personal conflict between guitarist J. Mascis and bassist Lou Barlow gave their performances a thrilling fury — until the band broke up in a storm of childish acrimony in 1989, just to be almost immediately re-formed as a... More >>>