July 23, 2007
NotYouTube Rodeo: Dinosaur Jr. Live At Amoeba Music
Indie legends Dinosaur Jr. played an in-store May 15 at the San Francisco outlet of the renowned retailer Amoeba Music, and we learned today via the FreakScene message boards that two video clips are available to stream. So here is the newish mellow strummer "This Is All I Came To Do" and the sludgy, powergoth classic "Gargoyle." The first cut is from the band's recent comeback triumph Beyond, which we reviewed here. The latter tune is from the band's 1985 debut. Note the close-ups of the Mascis-designed Nike shoes in the clip for "Gargoyle." Dinosaur Jr. is touring the world through the end of the summer, and has been on the road for some time already; full dates for shows in Europe and the Far East are posted here. The band returns to the states in time to appear on Conan O'Brien's late night gum-flapper Sept. 3.
Incidentally, if you click around through the menus at the Amoeba site you'll find that there are quite a few videos available, including a pretty hot montage of interview and live footage with TV On The Radio that is well worth watching here.