On The Flippity-Flop: Juliana Hatfield Time-Travels To The Dinosaur (Jr.) Age

Jan 19th, 2007 // 4 Comments

juliana.jpgWelcome to “On The Flippity-Flop,” where your Idolators spotlight unjustly ignored B-sides, bonus tracks, and EP cuts. Send your suggestions to tips@idolator.com.

ARTIST: Juliana Hatfield
SONG: “Raisans,” 1992
FIRST APPEARANCE: Forever Baby EP
WHY IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN A-SIDE: As soon as we launched “On The Flippity-Flop,” we were deluged with requests to post “Raisans,” Hatfield’s cover of the 1987 Dinosaur Jr. song. Her version’s not as psyched-out as the original, but its fuzzed-out guitar and “ooh-ooh-ooh” break smack in the song’s middle would have made it a smash during the halcyon early-’90s days of modern-rock radio.

Juliana Hatfield – Raisans [MP3, link expired]
Dinosaur Jr – Raisans [MP3, link expired]
Juliana Hatfield [MySpace]

  1. Cam/ron

    Didn’t her career end after she covered the “Josie and the Pussycats” theme song?

  2. Furman P. Slothra

    idolator, when are you going to go fetch your buddy Game, impersonate mixtape-enforcing RIAA swat team, break into the studio where D. Jr. are recording their new album, and confiscate the early mixes, charging J. Mascis with illegally designing a shoe for nike while not being a rapper? then you can post them shits and be a star on Hype Machine.

  3. chaircrusher

    Julians Hatfield did a solo tour a few years back that was frickin awesome. Just her and electric guitar. Not only was it some of the best electric guitar tone I’ve ever heard — like being wrapped in a toast warm fur coat — she sings like an angel. And she’s still as cute as all get out. I wanted to take her home for hot chocolate with mom.

    And any time you want to post a song from the first Dinosaur record, go for it chaps. Everything about that record ruled, from the initial blast of tape hiss to J’s Alien chest burster guitar. Now that he’s gone gray and been imitated to death, it’s hard to imagine how thoroughly that first record blew people’s minds.

    Oh for the misspent SST days of my youth …

  4. TheSkinny

    SST had such a remarkable stretch–the Minutemen’s “Double Nickels on the Dime,” Husker Du’s “Zen Arcade,” the Meat Puppets’ “II” and Black Flag’s “Slip It In” all came out during the same year (1984)–and I doubt that any of ‘em cost more than about $1,000 to record. Sonic Youth, the Descendents, Dinosaur, Screaming Trees…. Just too much good stuff. Sigh. I miss D. Boon.

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