J Mascis#49

Portrait von J Mascis
  1. Sonic’s Rendezvous Band – City Slang
  2. The Rolling Stones – Sway
  3. Blitz – Someone’s Gonna Die
  4. Slayer – Disciple
  5. Mott The Hoople – Violence
  6. The Stooges – T.V. Eye
  7. My Bloody Valentine – Thorn
  8. Van Morrison – Sweet Thing
  9. God – My Pal
  10. Negative Approach – Nothing

I consider Dinosaur Jr’s music my first musical coming of age. I was 14 and had never heard anything like it and I still haven’t since. J Mascis’ guitar playing felt like an entity of its own; I could connect with it, get lost in it and escape through it. Powerful, unique, sweet, heavy, messy, fast, rageful, sorrowful, tuneful, dissonant, fun. It saved me during the rough teen years and inspired me to buy my first guitar at age 14, a Gibson Les Paul jr. which got J’s stamp of approval. J Mascis remains one of the most important and influential guitarists and artists of all time.

– Tiffany Anders