After three albums with Dinosaur Jr., bassist Lou Barlow was fired by frontman J Mascis, with whom there had been a lot of tension for a while. Lou's side-project, Sebadoh, became his primary outlet, and their next album featured The Freed Pig – a savage attack on J: 'Now you will be free / With no sick people tugging on your sleeve / Your big head has that more room to grow / A glory I will never know.' The two have since made up, professionally at least, touring and performing together. Lou said in 2005: “There was never any point where I said anything bad about Dinosaur’s music, which was always great, and continues to be great. I mean, I made a huge stink about things, and complained about J, but that was all personal."