Monday, September 5, 2011
For some reason, Gothtopia has spent the last decade completely convinced that Dinosaur Jr. was from Texas. We have argued rather vehemently with many prominent local music personalities about this subject, and of course we've never bothered to look up the information like a good American. No, Dinosaur Jr. is from Amherst, Mass., and we apparently owe many, many people an apology.
Why do we bring this up? Well, J. Mascis from Dinosaur Jr. started a band called Witch in 2005, and it's a song from their 2006 self-titled album that gave this week's episode of True Blood its name. That song is "Soul of Fire."
Now, we had a mixed reaction when we found out that the song was a Witch song. On the awesome side of the scale, Danzig has a song called "Soul of Fire," which would have stomped the colons of the three parishes. On the other side of the scale, HIM has a song called "Soul of Fire," and if had turned out to be that song we would have quit this column and gone to the beach.