Dinosaur Jr. - "Tiny" (Track Review)

I’ve never quite wrapped my head around guitar solos. They’re usually played because the guitarist can rather than should, which leads to a lot of unnecessary noodling in rock and roll. However, few things fill me with more hope than a J Mascis guitar solo. They soar, they sing, they sound like what it feels like to ride a skateboard.

“Tiny” is a capsule of Dinosaur Jr’s best elements: Murph’s BYO open hi-hat party, a colossally underated Barlow bass puzzle, and of course, a perfectly excessive Mascis guitar solo that captures the emotion and energy of pure youth.

Good shredding is timeless.