When you think of Playboy’s target demographic, do Dinosaur Jr. fans come to mind? Well, maybe. Anyway, the reunited trio sat down for a performance and chat piece for a new feature on Playboy.com. The guys discuss their unanimous love and respect for The Cure, which was already evident in their monstrous cover of The Cure’s classic “Just Like Heaven” two decades ago. J, Lou, and Murph talk up Robert Smith’s weird wardrobe and mad ping pong skills before launching into an acoustic version of the aforementioned tune. This interpretation differs wildly from both the original and Dinosaur Jr.’s own cover, as J sort of free-style solos over the intro while Lou holds the fort down with standard chord changes. Murph just seems to shake some rattles, but it all makes for a delightfully weird clip. Playboy hasn’t figured out embedding yet, so you can view it here.
Dinosaur Jr. strips down The Cure for Playboy
Posted July 15th, 2009 by Eric Greenwood · 5 Comments