Dinosaur Jr is often cited as one of the most influential bands in American rock history. You can trace their impact on such legendary bands as Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and My Bloody Valentine, as well as the slacker and grunge movements as a whole.
A new documentary film, Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr, traces the career of frontman J Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph, portraying a group of cult icons without whom modern rock would be very different.
The film captures the trio’s firsthand accounts of their 37-year roller coaster career, while director Philipp Reichenheim takes you through archive footage from concerts and music videos, plus all-new interviews. It’s not just the band members who help tell the story – some of their famous peers and fans also appear, including Kim Gordon, Henry Rollins, Bob Mold, and Thurston Moore.
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Freakscene – The Story Of Dinosaur Jr hits UK cinemas on October 1st