The Breeders are releasing a 30th anniversary version of Last Splash, and they’ve dug into their archive and pulled out a curio: a version of Divine Hammer with Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis on vocals.
They’ve named it Divine Mascis, and explained how this wasn’t actually what they’d planned:
“At the time, J Mascis was a guitar god… we sent him the tape to put guitar on, so when it came back and he’s got rid of our voices and just put his vocal on, we were like, ‘Wha?!’ But it’s really cute,” they told Uncut.
“There’s a freshness to it, and it’s just so weird. I like his voice and the idiosyncratic way he sings and delivers lines. So I thought it was really neat.”
Here it is: