Varshons

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Varshons
Varshons.jpg
Studio album by The Lemonheads
Released June 23, 2009
Recorded 2008
Genre Alternative rock, punk rock
Label The End
Producer Gibby Haynes
The Lemonheads chronology
The Lemonheads
(2006)The Lemonheads2006
Varshons
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(4.7/10)[2]
The A.V. Club(C+)[3]
Drowned In Sound6/10 stars[4]
Planet Sound8/10 stars[5]
PopMatters7/10 stars[6]

Varshons is the ninth studio album and is an album of covers by alternative rock band the Lemonheads. On 27 March 2009, it was announced that Varshons would be released in the US on 23 June on The End Records.

Produced by Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes, the album features a variety of tracks from GG Allin, Wire, Leonard Cohen, and Linda Perry. Guest performances include vocals from actress Liv Tyler on Leonard Cohen's "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye," and model Kate Moss guests on Arling & Cameron's "Dirty Robot." The Only Ones guitarist John Perry guests on five tracks.

The cover art is by Mark Dagley. The front cover resembles a Spirograph design, while the rear cover is an homage to the back cover of Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols.

Online editions of the album feature a bonus track, a cover of Tim Hardin's "How Can We Hang On to a Dream."

Track listing[edit]

# Title Writer Original artist Time
1. "I Just Can't Take It Anymore" Gram Parsons Gram Parsons 3:02
2. "Fragile" Bruce Gilbert, Graham Lewis, Colin Newman, Robert Gotobed Wire 1:19
3. "Layin' Up With Linda" GG Allin GG Allin 2:17
4. "Waiting Around to Die" Townes Van Zandt Townes Van Zandt 2:22
5. "The Green Fuz" Randy Alvey, Les Dale Randy Alvey & The Green Fuz 2:48
6. "Yesterlove" Ian Willis Sam Gopal 4:30
7. "Dirty Robot" Gerry Arling, Richard Cameron Arling & Cameron 2:54
8. "New Mexico" FuckEmos FuckEmos 3:41
9. "Dandelion Seeds" July July 3:31
10. "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye" Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen 3:04
11. "Beautiful" Linda Perry Christina Aguilera 3:45
12. "How Can We Hang On?" (Online Bonus Track) Tim Hardin Tim Hardin 1:56

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ The A.V. Club review
  4. ^ Drowned In Sound review
  5. ^ Earls, John. "Review: The Lemonheads/Varshons". Teletext. Retrieved 12 June 2009.
  6. ^ PopMatters review