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Whatever's Cool With Me

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Whatever's Cool With Me
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Sideways
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Not You Again
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The Little Baby
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Pebbles + Weeds
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Quicksand
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Thumb
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Keep The Glove
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Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 34:24

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03.01.10
Two EPs that stand tall alongside the band's full-lengths
2008 | Label: Sire/Warner Bros.

Dino Jr. mostly resembled an album-oriented band, owing to the fact that a surprising number of their LPs can be listened to front-to-back. But over the last 25 years, the band's also released more than a dozen singles, maxi-singles, EPs and album teasers, where shorter running times underlined Dino's pop instincts, hitching always memorable b-sides to radio-library staples. 1991's Whatever's Cool With Me is probably the best, and certainly the longest, coupling two shorter EPs… read more »

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Ya, we got another tune for yuh!

Willj10s

Wow, forgot how good Thumb and Keep the Glove live could be. The raw noise, with melodic distorted melody J puts on the songs is something. Whatever's Cool with Me is a hot rocking tune and the rest with Quicksand and Not You again blending the ear bleeding solos with acoustic sounds is why J is so darn good! Fun stuff, just buy it.

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Awesome Comp!

Den-Bag

I had this on CD as a teenager in the 90s (90s teenager?). Somebody stole it from me back then and I'm STOKED that eMusic has it now. For my money this compilation of B-sides and miscellanea is easily as good as the best major label Dino albums. In particular, the live performance of Thumb is ON FIRE! I heard this version before I heard the studio take on Green Mind and always thought that one sounded neutered and a little too serious with a FLUTE, of all things! If you like the song but wish it was, well... good--- here you are! My gift to you!

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“This is not an album,” the liner notes state — and that’s true enough, but some albums are almost as long. Whatever’s Cool with Me compiles the complete “Whatever’s Cool with Me” single and the European single of “The Wagon,” making it an amiable, eight-song stopgap to keep hardcore fans happy between albums. “Whatever’s Cool with Me” itself is a loud riffer, not as memorable as “Freak Scene” or “The Wagon,” but good enough. It’s perhaps most memorable for being the studio debut of bassist Mike Johnson, who provided the stability needed after Lou Barlow’s departure to re-establish the trio for its most commercially successful period. Johnson also turns up on the two live tracks: a fine version of Green Mind’s “Thumb” and a rough rip through “Keep the Glove.” One new studio track, “Sideways,” starts with one of J Mascis’ best acoustic lines, turning into a slow, relaxed full arrangement with everything from drums to vibes played by Mascis himself. Like this song, the remaining “The Wagon” B-sides also feature Mascis as one-man band. In context, the acoustic “Quicksand” is the most amusing number: originally from David Bowie’s Hunky Dory, Mascis changes nothing about the arrangement, but substitutes “the wagon” for “the power” in the lyrics, and begins the song with the melody from another Hunky Dory number, “Andy Warhol.” The other songs have more of Dinosaur Jr.’s fuzzy appeal, like the friendly roar and strum of “Not You Again” and the screaming yelps and feedback cropping up throughout “The Little Baby.” – Ned Raggett

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