Flaming Lips & Dinosaur Jr - Alexandra Palace

Don't Look Back album performances
View a photo gallery from the ATP Don't Look back gig at Alexandra Palace London on Friday 1st July 2011 with Flaming Lips performing ‘The Soft Bulletin’, Dinosaur Jr performing ‘Bug’ and Deerhoof performing their 'Milk Man' album.

"‘Bug’ is Dinosaur Jr.’s testament to a dramatically crumbling friendship. Now, twenty years on, perpetual teenagers J Mascis and Lou Barlow have buried the hatchet in a typically lackadaisical fashion and are back to perform the seminal 1988 album in its entirety. Mascis spends most of the gig static, shadowed by a gigantic speaker crescent like a gladiator hiding in an amphitheatre. Barlow is animated and commanding, playing devil’s advocate to his surly wingman, as his thundering bass slams complement Mascis’s squalling guitar yelps. Rarely credited drummer Murph is reticent yet powerful, the steadying rhythm unifying his wayward counterparts..."

Words by Natalie Hardwick
Photos by Andy Cook


Read the full live review of the gig HERE.

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