J Mascis

Dinosaur Jr is a highly influential three-piece alternative rock band formed in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA in 1984 and led by songwriter, J. Mascis (guitar, vocals). The band was quick to make a lasting impact on the then infant Amercian alternative rock scene. The group broke-up in 1997 but thankfully the original line-up reformed again in 2005. J's distinctive guitar work, fueled by gobs of high gain and brilliant use of feedback continues to be a major influence on the genre. A book entitled 'Dinosaur Jr. by Dinosaur Jr', was recently released and is both a revealing and fascinating read for any fan.