The Whatever’s Cool With Me EP was the first Dinosaur recording I’d ever heard. I was turned onto it by a friend’s older brother back in 1991. At the time I was a sophomore in high school, and between this, Sonic Youth, Slint, and The Pixies back catalog, the soundtrack to ’91-’92 was set in stone.
I had a driver’s license, a glove-box full of cassettes, Nirvana was on the radio and I was sixteen. This was the stuff of freedom.
Because this music is so firmly planted in that era of my life, it is truly bizarre to now, 16 years later, hear new Dinosaur Jr. material that sounds like it could have been released in the early ’90s. I can only imagine this is what my parent’s generation must have thought upon the 2000 release of Steely Dan’s Two Against Nature, which was their first release in near twenty years.
Below are a couple of nuggets off Whatever’s Cool With Me that got a lot of play back in the day, plus a couple of old videos from that bygone era known as the early ’90s.
MP3: Dinosaur Jr. :: Sideways
MP3: Dinosaur Jr. :: Quicksand (Bowie)
Video: 1991 Dinosaur Jr. :: Interview + The Wagon
Video: Dinosaur Jr. :: Whatever’s Cool With Me
Amazon: Dinosaur Jr. – Whatever’s Cool With Me