A to Z of Great British Rock: D is for Dinosaur Pile Up

Posted on March 23, 2012


D is for Dinosaur Pile Up
I think that if I had come across Dinosaur Pile Up in my teens, I would have followed them around the country and obsessively proclaimed them to be the greatest thing ever. As it transpires, I came across Dinosaur Pile Up in my (ohmygod) mid twenties, and have seen them once and proclaim to be freakin’ excellent. As old as it sounds, and as cliched as it sounds, the strength of this band lies in their songs. These are just great British rock songs (chortle). From start to finish, the debut album ‘Growing Pains’ is possibly the musical definition of ‘barnstorming’, and it’s just a really fun record to air drum along to. For want of a description I’ll go the lazy route and call them Nirvana with bigger balls. Yeah, you read that correctly, bigger balls. Plus, there’s a huge extra when listening to Dinosaur Pile Up, and that is just how fun it is. Just listen to ‘My Rock and Roll’, ‘Mona Lisa’ or ‘Birds and Planes’ without grinning. Great band, here’s hoping they make another record, and soon.

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