The comprehensive, large-format book will be released in November by Rocket 88 Books, a UK publisher that’s issued similar titles on Syd Barrett and Nick Drake.
From rare and previously unseen photographs, band flyers and memorabilia to brand new interviews with J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph, the book documents Dinosaur Jr.’s rise from small-time Massachusetts band to present-day music icons. Former band members Mike Johnson and George Berz and friends, new and old, also contributed to the book’s “unique oral history”.
Dinosaur Jr. by Dinosaur Jr. will be available in two editions: the “Classic” hardback edition comes printed on heavy-weight art paper, is bound in cloth with foil detailing, and features the cover artwork of longtime collaborator, Marq Spusta. The “Signature” edition, meanwhile, comes with an added bonus of tour diaries and behind-the-scenes photos from 1987-1988 by the band’s close friend and roadie, John Fetler. The “Signature” edition is signed by the band and is enclosed in a clamshell box, along with fine art prints of original artwork by Maura Jasper and J Mascis.
Below, watch a trailer for the book, followed by a video of the band discussing a few of the books’ photos.