1hr 22mins

Grunge pioneers of slacker psychedelia, swirling feedback and wailing guitars, Dinosaur Jr. toured with Nirvana and Sonic Youth and have left an indelible mark on the loud landscape of Alternative Music.

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This affectionate documentary adopts a rough and ready VHS aesthetic to match early footage of the band, helping to evoke the messy force of Dinosaur Jr’s blissful swamp of noise.

Formed in the 1980s and still touring today, what emerges in the band’s history is a familiar tale of communication breakdowns, creative tensions and friendships that sour.

However what keeps this from cliché and Spinal Tap territory, is the endearing warmth and baggy DIY enthusiasm that unifies the documentary’s approach with the music and, importantly, its endurance.

Prepare your plaid shirts for power-chords and infinite feedback, this is an immersive trip into the archives of Grunge!


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