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Top 5 Bitter-Sweet Ballads by the LEMONHEADS


The first incarnation of The Lemonheads imploded when Evan Dando insisted on playing the guitar riff from Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” during every song while on stage. The second time around, a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” brought the band to the attention of the masses, but Dando’s rock ’n’ roll lifestyle quickly intruded upon their infectious guitar-laden pop. By the late ’90s, The Lemonheads were no more. Having straightened out and released a gorgeous solo album, Baby I’m Bored, in 2003, Evan Dando has also recently resurrected The Lemonheads. They signed with Vagrant Records and are currently in the studio recording. And while we anxiously await the results, here are but a few of the band’s musical highlights …

1> “Into Your Arms,” from 1993’s Come on Feel the Lemonheads

2> “My Drug Buddy,” from 1992’s It’s a Shame About Ray

3> “The Outdoor Type,” from 1996’s Car Button Cloth

4> “Postcard,” from 1989’s Create Your Friends

5> “Big Gay Heart,” from 1993’s Come on Feel the Lemonheads

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