The Lemonheads (album)

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The Lemonheads
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Studio album by The Lemonheads
Released September 26, 2006
Recorded Blasting Room, Fort Collins, Colorado
Genre Alternative rock
Label Vagrant, Polydor
Producer Bill Stevenson, Evan Dando
The Lemonheads chronology
The Best of the Lemonheads: The Atlantic Years
(1998)
The Lemonheads
(2006)
Varshons
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[2]

The Lemonheads is the eighth studio album by the Lemonheads and the first after their return from a nine-year hiatus.

Background[edit]

On April 26, 2006, it was announced that the Lemonheads had signed to Vagrant Records. Vagrant founder Rich Egan explained, "Nobody writes songs like Evan Dando, nobody sings likes him." The group's new lineup consisted of original member Evan Dando and Descendents/All bassist Karl Alvarez and drummer Bill Stevenson. It was also revealed that the band was working on an album due for release later in the year.[3]

The Lemonheads features contributions from Josh Lattanzi on bass, the Band's Garth Hudson on keyboards, and Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis on lead guitar. "Steve's Boy" is dedicated to William A. Stevenson, Bill Stevenson's father.

Release[edit]

On July 6, 2006, The Lemonheads was announced for release, and the track listing (sequenced by Elizabeth Moses, Dando's wife at the time) was revealed;[4] it was released on September 26.[4] In November and December, the band went on a tour of the U.S.[5]

A limited-edition yellow vinyl version of the album was released in 2008, with signed copies made available via the Lemonheads' website.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Evan Dando unless otherwise stated.

  1. "Black Gown"
  2. "Become the Enemy" (Bill Stevenson)
  3. "Pittsburgh"
  4. "Let's Just Laugh" (Dando, Stevenson)
  5. "Poughkeepsie"
  6. "Rule of Three"
  7. "No Backbone" (Tom Morgan)
  8. "Baby's Home" (Morgan; intro by Dando)
  9. "In Passing"
  10. "Steve's Boy" (Stevenson)
  11. "December"

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2006 Top Independent Albums 26
2006 UK Top 75 Albums 56

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Lemonheads - The Lemonheads". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ "Album Reviews — The Lemonheads". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on December 11, 2007. Retrieved August 12, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Lemonheads reform, sign to Vagrant; new album this fall". Alternative Press. April 26, 2006. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "The Lemonheads announce new album details". Alternative Press. July 6, 2006. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Lemonheads announce North American tour this winter". Alternative Press. August 30, 2006. Retrieved August 4, 2016.