Review: Dinosaur Jr. – Start Choppin’ (Rock)

This review covers the alternative rock track Dinosaur Jr. – Start Choppin’.

This track was released in 1993 on the album Where You Been.

The track starts with some guitar strumming. A second guitar then makes an appearance in brief bursts. From there, the vocals come in along with the bass guitar. Some lead guitars then start coming as the vocals hit a bizarre note. The vocals then continue on with the verse and end on another bizarre note again.

After a brief instrumental section, the vocals continue on with the next verse. The vocals then hit another bizarre note.

The vocals then go into the next verse. This section is capped off with a guitar solo. A second guitar solo then comes in.

After this, the vocals continue on with another verse. From there, the vocals hit that weird note again. This is capped off with some guitars and extended vocals.

In the next section, the vocals continue on. After this longer section, another guitar comes in where the guitar ends up hitting a few off notes in the process. From there, the track just fades out.

The first thing that comes to mind is that the vocals are pretty bad in this track. Tee notes are all over the map and some of them sound out of tune. In the process, the lyrics end up getting half lost in the shuffle. So, already, the track is way behind in my view.

A more positive note is that the first two guitar solos sound decent enough. Unfortunately, the last solo just doesn’t really make the grade. On top of it all, the track just randomly fades out during the solo which is a bit of an odd decision in my view.

Overall, this track is a bit of a flop in my view. The vocals are bad and the final guitar solo just doesn’t cut it. The track even fades out during the last solo. Probably the only positive thing that can be said about the track is that the first two solo’s sound decent enough. So, a track that can easily be passed over.


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