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Spin has an excerpt from the new Dinosaur Jr. oral history/photo book. Here Lou and J talk about the artwork on their first LP:
Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr. bassist): The cover is by Maura Jasper, who’d met J [Mascis] at U-Mass, and was one of those totally cool punk rock girls hanging out with him, she was part of the crew. J came up with the idea for the first record, “I want a guy standing in a field.” He had a bizarre relationship with this little kid at U-Mass called Artie, they’d formed a weird bond, with J treating him like a whipping boy, and Artie lapped it up and seemed totally bewildered by J’s fascination with him. J wanted Artie’s face on the cover so he took a photo of him and put it there in the corner.
J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr. singer/guitarist): Artie didn’t have too many friends. I met him at college and we would hang out and I’d bring him to some parties. Lou’s view makes it seem like it was a little more cynical, but I was just hanging out with this guy, a fellow freshman who I thought was interesting.
Babes in Toyland singer/guitarist Kat Bjelland’s band Katastrophy Wife are putting out a 10th-anniversary edition of their album All Kneel , originally released in the U.K. in late 2003. It’s the first time the album will be available internationally; the release also marks the LP’s vinyl and digital debut.
According to a press release: “[T]he album comes complete with the complimentary Bonus Album For Your Patients, a 10 track compilation of previously unreleased, rare and exclusive bonus recordings, including alternative takes on album tracks: ‘Sweetheart’ and ‘No Thing’ from Babes in Toyland Producer Tim Mac (Nemesisters) and the electro-remix of ‘Liberty Belle’ from Scottish indie-icons Bis.
"The 1,000 copy Limited Edition, coloured, 180 gram vinyl + For Your Patients download link will be available April 19, exclusively for Record Store Day…. The 2xCD & Digital releases follow May 5, on iTunes, Amazon and alike.” (Amazon U.S. link; Amazon U.K. link)