The LEMONHEADS – ” Come On Feel ” 30th anniversary reissue

Posted: May 1, 2023 in MUSIC

The Lemonheads’ 1993 album “Come On Feel The Lemonheads” will be reissued for its 30th anniversary in May.

The Expanded 30th anniversary re-issue of The Lemonheads’ classic 1993 album. The breakthrough record that took American alt rock global and catapulted Evan Dando into the hearts of a generation.  With a wealth of unreleased demos, alternative versions and rarities – including covers of Victoria Williams, Buddy Holly and The Flying Burrito Brothers plus The Lemonhead’s take on the Cole Porter standard ‘Miss Otis Regrets’.

“Come On Feelwas home to some of his best, sharpest writing – fabulous sunny powerpop and beautiful ballads” The Guardian

In the 90’s Evan’s Lemonheads produced hit after a hit, a string of super cool singles: ‘Big Gay Heart’, ‘Into Your Arms’, ‘It’s About Time’, and ‘The Great Big NO’. Pure genius filling the radio waves and taking the stage…  Some 30 years on; Evan is still knocking that song writing thing out of the park and ‘Come On Feel The Lemonheads’ sounds as fresh and perky as it ever did. Amid the hits on the original record are stencils and outlines for yet more magical music and now this deluxe edition adds a second disc of demos and acoustic versions, plus a host of one-offs from sessions and compilations that add further colour to the myth and how it was created.

There’s the in-demand combo lovingly covering Victoria Williams’ ‘Frying Pan’ from her ‘Sweet Relief’ album, which is joined by an eclectic set of flipsides and out-takes, like their version of original garage punk nugget ‘Little Black Egg’ by The Nightcrawlers, Evan’s homage to Gram Parsons on the winsome ‘Streets Of Baltimore’ and Buddy Holly’s melancholy ‘Learning The Game’. Evan knows a good song when he hears it, as ‘Come On Feel The Lemonheads’ certainly proved.

“’Come On Feel The Lemonheads’ is all it purports to be: a chance to dip into Evan’s jumbled-up, dope-smoking love-buggy of a life and celebrate it” NME

The album was the follow-up to 1992’s “It’s A Shame About Ray” and features the singles ‘Into Your Arms’, ‘It’s About Time’ and ‘Big Gay Heart’.

The reissue offers a selection of alternative/acoustic tracks and covers and curiosities on the bonus LP or CD. Both the 2CD and 2LP sets are available as deluxe ‘bookback’ (hardcover book) editions, as well as standard offerings.

Rough Trade in the UK have two special vinyl editions a 2LP black vinyl with a strawberry ‘Scratch N Sniff’ sleeve and a 2LP yellow and red vinyl edition.

“Come On Feel The Lemonheads” will be reissued on 15th May 2023, via Fire Records.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.