you know what else i like? being able to hear the singer sing at rock concerts.
you know what i didnt hear last night at the Dinosaur Jr. show? J Mascis’ beautiful singing.
being that this is the second show in two years at the Troubadour where the vocals were clearly missing from the dinosaur mix, it would lead me to believe that either the band doesnt want the crowd to hear the singing – or that the sound engineer was overwhelmed with the literal wall of sound produced by a trio of Marshall amps placed behind the gray haired rock god.
funny thing happened on the way to thinking that the band didnt want J’s vocals to be heard: the two songs sung by the bassist Lou Barlow
couldnt hear him neither.
fortunately beers were cheap and karisa somehow is looking hotter and hotter with each passing day, both factors im sure inspired the crowd to get over the fact that the show had turned into a rock band karaoke night and the last four songs of the set included some spirited moshing and crowd surfing.
let it be known that i will gladly get the new dinosaur record that came out yesterday but i probably will pass if they ever play the troubadour again.