EVAN DANDO And LEMONHEADS Released ‘IT’S A SHAME ABOUT RAY’ 30 Years Ago

Back in time

4 June 2022

Band: LEMONHEADS
Active: 1986–1997, 2005–present / 10 studio LPs

Anniversary album: IT’S A SHAME ABOUT RAY – 5th LP
Released: 2 June 1992 – 30 years ago

AllMusic said: “If Lovey captured Evan Dando as he found his signature blend of
punk-pop, jangle pop, and folk-rock, It’s a Shame About Ray is where he perfected
that style. Breezing by in under half an hour, the album is a simple collection of
sunny melodies and hooks, delivered with typical nonchalance by Dando. None of
the songs are about anything major, nor do they have astonishingly original melodies,
but that’s part of their charm. They’re immediately accessible and thoroughly catchy.”

Score: 4.5/5.

TUTV: Evan Lemonhead Dando’s best album. Say no more.

Singles/clips: It’s A Shame About Ray / Confetti

– IT’S A SHAME ABOUT RAY –

– CONFETTI –

Stream the 30th-anniversary edition on Spotify

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‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ by THE LEMONHEADS – 1992

Memorable live moments

Watch EVAN DANDO and THE LEMONHEADS playing a rousing version of one of their best songs ever ‘IT’S A SHAME ABOUT RAY’ on the American TV show ‘Late Night With David Letterman‘ back in 1992. The title track of their highly acclaimed fifth album with
a captivating mix of jangle pop, blistering mixed emotions melodies, and romantic reveries.

Here’s the studio version and video clip…

Album in full
(Expanded Edition)…

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