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Dinosaur Jr.: Live in the Middle East
Dinosaur Jr Live in the Middle East
Actors: Matt Dillon, J. Mascis, Lou Barlow
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts
NR     2007     1hr 23min

DINOSAUR JR.'S FIRST DVD RELEASE! THIS FULL-LENGTH CONCERT DVD FEATURES THE BAND IN ITS ORIGINAL LINE-UP, WAS FILMED AT NEW YORK'S LEGENDARY IRVING PLAZA IN DECEMBER 2005, AND AT OTHER SHOWS ALONG THE BAND'S DECEMBER TOUR...  more »

     
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Actors: Matt Dillon, J. Mascis, Lou Barlow
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Kids & Family, Pop, Rock & Roll, Other Music, DTS
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 05/29/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
 

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Dan Plankton | Somerville, MA | 06/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm not a huge Dinosaur Jr. fan, but living in Boston I saw them a few times in the 1980s, and in 2005 at one of the shows on this DVD, and I certainly appreciate their unique, powerful live sound. As concert DVDs go, this is just about as perfect as you could hope. The track list is all vintage classics, and the band played better on these 2005 shows than in the old days -- J. Mascis' guitar playing is much more confident, and loud as ever, and drummer Murph is as fluid as in the old days, often not the case with drummers when old bands reunite.

The shows are shot well, with a good sound mix and plenty of guitar and the right vocal level for Dinosaur Jr. (I listened in 2.0.) Almost all of this set comes from the smallish basement club, the Middle East, and a final few tracks from NYC's midsize rock club Irving Plaza. There are also some neat, subtle director's touches, like the between-encore backstage shot where the band just stands there, seemingly wondering if they've waited long enough yet. But mostly you just watch the band on stage. The DVD's cover shot of Mascis as "Cousin It" is a still from this set, and it's a good representation of the program.

I haven't watched the bonus features yet, but the main show alone is worth picking up if you're interested in this."
Loud and raw...as you would expect!
Michael J. Coleman | florida | 06/01/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This dvd is pretty great and is an interesting, fairly well shot club show. The sound mix is solid although I would have preferred a bit more kick drum. The band is definitely tighter than when I saw them in the 80's! This is shot on their first reunion tour leg,I think. The extras are nice but it would have been cool to have the full World Cafe bonus performances. Anybody expecting a slick, super professional DVD will be put off by the slightly low-fi quality of the interviews and bonus footage although the people interviewed really seem to express what makes Dino Jr. such a special band. A Dinosaur Jr. fan knows what to expect and they'll get it in this raw and rocking DVD."
DINOSAUR JR. ... LIVE IN THE MIDDLE EAST!! A great look at D
C. M. Masters | ALBANY, GA | 01/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD has really captured the punk and rawness that is a Dinosaur Jr. club gig!! Dinosaur Jr. screetches through many songs off of their first three records w/ J, Lou & Murph reunited for the first time in years. The only thing I found different from the actual live shows was the fact that my ears did not ring for three days after viewing this DVD! Hardcore Dinosaur fans MUST OWN this!!! Newcomers, buy it and put on your seatbelt!!"
Finally
Michael N. Kuhman | 07/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"finally something that caputers just how good they are live. i love this dvd."