Posts Tagged ‘The Lemonheads’

Before the 90s. Before the internet. Before Nevermind. Back when something called “independent music” first began reaching a wider audience, through college radio, word-of-mouth, and that small “underground” record store you seem to find in every town…there was a band from Boston called Lemonheads

This Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition of The Lemonheads ‘Lovey’. A 2xLP/CD Deluxe Book with expanded liner notes and unseen photos – this is the definitive document of Dando’s first steps towards the mainstream.
The lovingly repackaged remastered release is accompanied by a second disc, ‘Triple J Live at the Wireless’, taken from their legendary 1991 trip to Australia.

‘Lovey’was the major label debut for Evan Dando’s Lemonheads from 1990,caught up in Grunge mania and following three ramshackle punk albums that only hinted at what was to come.
‘Lovey’ includes the classic cover of Gram Parsons ‘Brass Buttons’ and fan favourites ‘Half The Time’ and ‘Stove’.
‘Live At The Wireless’ includes a cover of Big Star’s ‘Nightime’. The lovingly repackaged LP is accompanied by a second vinyl, Triple J Live at the Wireless, an unearthed radio session taken from their 1991 trip to Australia. The major label debut for Evan Dando’s Lemonheads from 1990, following three “ramshackle punk” (©Select magazine) albums for Taang! Pivoted on a more approachable set of sweet melodies still rife with punky spirit. A light and dark album, polished in the arrangements, nodding to the excess of American culture (Manson and Gummi Bears), hectoring Reagan’s drug laws (Lil’ Seed), riffing on everyday life. Remastered with a freshly-dusted off second album featuring a full radio session recorded during their trip to Australia to promote the album.

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Dando never completely abandons punk-pop but he balanced it with excursions into jangle pop and country-rock” All Music

Pivoted on a more approachable set of sweet melodies but still rife with punk spirit. Polished in the arrangements, nodding to the excess of American culture (Manson and Gummi Bears), hectoring Reagan’s drug laws (‘Lil’ Seed’) and riffing on everyday life.

Releases October 24th, 2020,

Evan Dando‘s February 2003 solo album, “Baby I’m Bored”, is getting a new reissue version later this year.

To be released in June as a 2CD/2LP and Limited Edition 2LP/2CD set, the reissue will include an extra disc of unheard and unreleased tracks, singles, b-sides and rarities , including alternative versions of “Shots Is Fired” featuring Liv Tyler and “Rancho Santa Fe”. the reissue includes extra disc of unheard unreleased tracks, singles, b-sides and rarities.
“Dando has a flair for bruised melancholy that stands comparison with Gram Parsons and Alex Chilton.” Baby I’m Bored is a beautiful album of tender reflections on life, love and drug-induced folly set in soulful, country-tinged guitar pop.

Emerging after The Lemonheads disbanded Evan Dando returned to music first with a solo tour and ‘Live At The Brattle Theatre’ then came his debut solo album ‘Baby I’m Bored’.

Mature and autobiographical, ‘Baby I’m Bored’ is a stellar record that stripped Dando of his grunge label. At the time of recording, he was without the band which saw him lean more towards an achingly melodic alt-country rock sound. Self-deprecating, these are songs of decline and coming back from that. Elizabeth Moses, who married Dando in 2000, appears on the album’s cover.

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The record includes “Hard Drive” and “All My Life” two tracks penned by Ben Lee and features contributions from producer/composer Jon Brion, producer Bryce Goggin, Tom Morgan, Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb, Calexico’s John Convertino and Joey Burns, ex-Spacehog frontman Royston Langdon, Come’s Chris Brokaw and Arthur Johnson.

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‘Baby I’m Bored’

The Extras disc includes:
Shots Is Fired (Alternative Version featuring Liv Tyler)
I Wanna Be Your Mamma Again
Tongue Tied
Whoops
Sucker Punch
The Same Thing You Thought Hard About… (Alternative Version)
Au Bord De La Seine
Rancho Santa Fe (Alternative Version)
A Walk In The Woods With Lionel Ritchie
Rudy With A Flashlight
Hannah & Gabi (Live Version)
The Same Thing You Thought Hard About… (Live Version)

Reissue: 2CD / 2LP / 2CD Bookback / 2LP Bookback
Released June 2017