Splendid ‘COME ON FEEL THE LEMONHEADS’ Album Released 25 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

11 October 2018


Album: COME ON FEEL THE LEMONHEADS – sixth longplayer

Released: 12 October 1993 – 25 years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “In many ways, it’s the most interesting record that the Lemonheads have released because it finds Dando confused about everything, particularly love, both for girls and drugs, and his burgeoning fame. There are moments of self-indulgence, whether it’s the aimless piano instrumental “The Jello Fund” or two versions of the drug-obsessed “Style,” yet they are as essential to the album’s desperate tone as the heartbreaking acoustic ballad of “Favorite T.” Between those two extremes is some of the finest power pop and country-rock Dando has ever written…” – Full review here – Score: 4/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Evan Dando‘s songwriting talent was much bigger than his looks. A thing the popular press only valued fully after they consumed the man’s personal persona first. Dando was a musical master in wrapping his troubled-mind-reflections into highly sticky and melodic pop, country & blues earworms. Magnificent album!

TOP TRACKS: Into Your Arms / It’s About Time / Style / Big Gay Heart

* INTO YOUR ARMSaffecting romanticism, jangly beauty

* IT’S ABOUT TIME – “It’s about time / Lick my lips / And I won’t hear the end of this

* STYLERockin’ out live

* BIG GAY HEARTGram Parsons’ country spirit

ALBUM in full…

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When Heartwarming Voices KIRSTY MACCOLL & EVAN DANDO Have A Perfect LOU REED Day…

‘Perfect Day’
Original by LOU REED

Just one of those rare, magical moments when two memorable artists come together
to cover a timeless classic of a legendary icon in an unforgettable, touching way. That’s what the gorgeous KIRSTY MACCOLL and Lemonheads troubadour EVAN DANDO did with PERFECT DAY, one of the highlights on LOU REED‘s 1972 album Transformer. They turned this reflective diamond into something really touching special. Dreamy, romantic and heartwarming. You actually can feel the wondrous sensation of a ‘perfect day’. And, yes, the fact that MacColl and Reed already left us for another universe colors this pearl exceptionally melancholic. I guess we should cherish every single day to come…

This cover was the closing track on Kirsty Maccoll‘s 1995 compilation LP, titled GALORE.

Original PERFECT DAY version on TRANSFORMER – Reed’s second album – 1972

EVAN DANDO Released His Emotive Solo Beauty ‘BABY I’M BORED’ 15 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

22 February 2018


ALBUM: BABY I’M BORED – his solo debut Lp (with Dando’s ex-wife
Elizabeth Moseson the album’s cover)

RELEASED: 25 February 2003 – 15 years ago…

BBC Music wrote: “It’s hard to write any review of Evan Dando’s debut album without using phrases like ‘return from the wilderness’ or ‘long-awaited comeback’. However recent interviews with Dando reveal a man hardly contrite about his lost weekend that lasted 5 years! It has to be argued that being lazily labelled as grunge’s poster boy and hanging around with Courtney Love would send any man over the edge. Yet let’s not forget that Dando is the king of the dissolute lyric, and there’s definitely something awry if this album doesn’t make you feel like curling up with a bottle of Tequila. Don’t worry it does. The lo-fi production by Bryce Goggin and Jon Brion (who contributes several co-writing credits) focuses firmly on Dando’s voice. It’s lost none of its ability to deliver memorable hooks with the kind of insouciant charm that thankfully hasn’t been diminished by his legendary self-abuse. For all its low-key charms, this is a positive reaffirmation of the talent we all knew Dando had in him. Let’s just hope that he’s now on to more productive ground. Give us more Evan, now!”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: a poignant album for the midnight hours, a sonic companion for lonely moments, a string of unpolished, honest songs for melancholic reflections. Half-light reveriers and semi-darkness musings…

THREE HIGHLIGHTS: Hard Drive / It Looks Like You / All My Life

* HARD DRIVEthis is what quality songwriting is all about…

* IT LOOKS LIKE YOUsweet, catchy humdinger…

* ALL MY LIFEjust b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l

Here’s the deluxe edition of BABY I’M BORED
released in June, last year…

Happy 50 to EVAN DANDO…


EVAN DANDO, former frontman of THE LEMONHEADS (1986–1997 and a reunion in 2005) was born 50 years ago – 4 March 1967 – in Essex, Massachusetts. Happy birthday to a highly talented, but also much troubled (drugs and alcohol) singer/songwriter who gave us some brilliant, compelling and impassioned pop music over the years. Next June his solo album BABY I’M BORED will be reissued. The 2CD/2LP set will include an extra disc of unheard and unreleased tracks, singles, b-sides and rarities and will be released via Fire Records that stated: “After The Lemonheads disbanded Dando returned to music first with a solo tour and live album ‘Live At The Brattle Theatre’ before recording ‘Baby I’m Bored’. Mature and autobiographical, the record stripped him of his grunge label. Self-deprecating, these are songs of decline and coming back from that. The albums/LPs will feature ‘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.”

To celebrate Dando‘s 50th birthday let’s go back in time and listen
to the original ‘Baby I’m Bored’ album. An underrated diamond…

EVAN DANDO: Biography – Lemonheads discography – Facebook

Elizabeth Moses (Dando’s ex-wife) was on the LP’s cover…

EVAN DANDO Will Reissue His 2003 Solo Album ‘BABY I’M BORED’ With Extra’s on Bonus Disc…


American singer-songwriter EVAN DANDO best know as troubled frontman of THE LEMONHEADS will reissue his 2003 solo album BABY I’M BORED. It will be released in June as 2CD/2LP and Limited Edition 2LP/2CD set. The extra disc will feature unheard
and unreleased tracks, singles, b-sides and rarities.

“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.”

You can already enjoy here now the alternative versions of
SHOTS IS FIRED featuring Liv Tyler and RANCHO SANTA FE

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