Car Button Cloth

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Car Button Cloth
Studio album by The Lemonheads
Released October 15, 1996
Genre Alternative rock, noise pop
Length 43:18
Label Atlantic
Producer Bryce Goggin
The Lemonheads chronology
Come on Feel the Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth
The Best of The Lemonheads: The Atlantic Years
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+ [3]

Car Button Cloth is the seventh studio album by the Lemonheads, and the last under their contract with Atlantic Records. A decade later they released a long-awaited self-titled follow-up, while in the meantime the group's frontman and sole remaining original member, Evan Dando, issued his first official solo album, 2003's Baby I'm Bored (a live album and EP were released in Australia two years earlier).

Despite receiving lukewarm reviews and not being as commercially successful as the Lemonheads' previous two albums, It's a Shame About Ray and Come On Feel the Lemonheads, Car Button Cloth has gained a minor cult following in recent years. The tracks "It's All True," "If I Could Talk I'd Tell You" (cowritten by Eugene Kelly of the Vaselines), and "The Outdoor Type" were released as singles in the UK. "Purple Parallelogram," a song written by Dando and Oasis's Noel Gallagher, was originally included on promotional copies of Car Button Cloth between "Something's Missing" and "Knoxville Girl," but was reportedly removed at Gallagher's request.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Evan Dando except where noted.

  1. "It's All True" – 2:15
  2. "If I Could Talk I'd Tell You" (Dando, Eugene Kelly) – 2:50
  3. "Break Me" – 3:34
  4. "Hospital" – 2:54
  5. "The Outdoor Type" (Tom Morgan) – 2:35
  6. "Losing Your Mind" – 5:36
  7. "Something's Missing" – 2:47
  8. "Knoxville Girl" (Traditional; arranged by Dando) – 3:53
  9. "6ix" – 2:39
  10. "C'mon Daddy" (Dando, Epic Soundtracks) – 3:32
  11. "One More Time" – 2:39
  12. "Tenderfoot" (Morgan, Adam Young) – 2:01
  13. "Secular Rockulidge" – 5:33


  • Evan Dando – bass, guitar, percussion, piano, drums on track 12, vocals, moog synthesizer, design, illustrations
  • Darrin Ehardt – design
  • Bill Gibson – bass, guitar, background vocals
  • Rich Gilbert – pedal steel
  • Bryce Goggin – organ, vocals, moog synthesizer, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Scott Hull – mastering
  • Sue Kapa – assistant engineer, photography
  • Royston Langdon – bass, piano
  • Erich Drew Luening – whistle
  • Kenny Lyon – guitar, clapping
  • Paul Marconi – mixing assistant
  • Patrick Murphy – drums except track 12
  • Dina Waxman – bass


  1. ^ "Car Button Cloth - The Lemonheads". AllMusic. 
  2. ^ Hoskyns, Barney (October 30, 1996). "The Lemonheads : Car Button Cloth : Music : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Music Review: Car Button Cloth". Entertainment Weekly. October 18, 1996. Retrieved 2016-12-07. 

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