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Digitally remastered and expanded two CD set. Lemonheads' seminal album 'It's A Shame About Ray', lovingly reissued for it's 30th Anniversary. Reissue includes a slew of extra material, including an unreleased 'My Drug Buddy' KCRW session track from 1992 featuring Juliana Hatfield, B-sides from singles 'It's A Shame About Ray' and 'Confetti', a track from the 'Mrs. Robinson/Being Round' EP, alongside demos. This reissue celebrates their prestigious fifth album, these deluxe bookback editions feature new liner notes and unseen photos. 'It's A Shame About Ray' had a considerable impact back in those heady, carefree days of '92, the record perfectly captures Dando's ability to effortlessly encapsulate teenage longing and lust over the course of a two-minute pop song. Singles such as 'My Drug Buddy' and the breezy perfect pop of the title track might stand out (plus the add-on of 'Mrs. Robinson' which later copies included), but the album's real strength lies in the tracks in-between; the truly fantastic 'Confetti' (written about Evan's parents' divorce), and the eye-wateringly casual acoustic cover of 'Frank Mills' (from the "hippie" musical Hair), a version that seems to resonate with every ounce of pathos and emotion felt for the lost 1960s generation. To hear Evan Dando sing lines like 'I love him/but it embarrasses me/To walk down the street with him/He lives in Brooklyn somewhere/And he wears his white crash helmet' is to truly appreciate how wonderful and tantalizing pop music can be. Then, there's the rush of insurgency and brattishness on the wonderfully truncated 'Bit Part'; the topsy-turvy 'Ceiling Fan In My Spoon'... this was male teenage skinny-tie pop music on a level with The Kinks, early Undertones, Wipers.

Digitally remastered and expanded two CD set. Lemonheads' seminal album 'It's A Shame About Ray', lovingly reissued for it's 30th Anniversary. Reissue includes a slew of extra material, including an unreleased 'My Drug Buddy' KCRW session track from 1992 featuring Juliana Hatfield, B-sides from singles 'It's A Shame About Ray' and 'Confetti', a track from the 'Mrs. Robinson/Being Round' EP, alongside demos. This reissue celebrates their prestigious fifth album, these deluxe bookback editions feature new liner notes and unseen photos. 'It's A Shame About Ray' had a considerable impact back in those heady, carefree days of '92, the record perfectly captures Dando's ability to effortlessly encapsulate teenage longing and lust over the course of a two-minute pop song. Singles such as 'My Drug Buddy' and the breezy perfect pop of the title track might stand out (plus the add-on of 'Mrs. Robinson' which later copies included), but the album's real strength lies in the tracks in-between; the truly fantastic 'Confetti' (written about Evan's parents' divorce), and the eye-wateringly casual acoustic cover of 'Frank Mills' (from the "hippie" musical Hair), a version that seems to resonate with every ounce of pathos and emotion felt for the lost 1960s generation. To hear Evan Dando sing lines like 'I love him/but it embarrasses me/To walk down the street with him/He lives in Brooklyn somewhere/And he wears his white crash helmet' is to truly appreciate how wonderful and tantalizing pop music can be. Then, there's the rush of insurgency and brattishness on the wonderfully truncated 'Bit Part'; the topsy-turvy 'Ceiling Fan In My Spoon'... this was male teenage skinny-tie pop music on a level with The Kinks, early Undertones, Wipers.

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Itís A Shame About Ray: 30th Anniversary Edition [2CD]
Artist: The Lemonheads
Format: CD
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Rockin' Stroll
2. Confetti
3. It's a Shame About Ray
4. Rudderless
5. My Drug Buddy
6. The Turnpike Down
7. Bit Part
8. Alison's Starting to Happen
9. Hannah ; Gabi
10. Kitchen
11. Ceiling Fan in My Spoon
12. Frank Mills
13. Mrs. Robinson
14. Shakey Ground
15. My Drug Buddy (KCRW Session, 1992)
16. Knowing Me, Knowing You (Acoustic)
17. Confetti (Acoustic)
18. Alison's Starting to Happen (Acoustic)
19. Divan
20. It's a Shame About Ray (Demo)
21. Rockin' Stroll (Demo)
22. My Drug Buddy (Demo)
23. Hannah ; Gabi (Demo)
24. Kitchen (Demo)
25. Bit Part (Demo)
26. Rudderless (Demo)
27. Ceiling Fan in My Spoon (Demo)
28. Confetti (Demo)

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Digitally remastered and expanded two CD set. Lemonheads' seminal album 'It's A Shame About Ray', lovingly reissued for it's 30th Anniversary. Reissue includes a slew of extra material, including an unreleased 'My Drug Buddy' KCRW session track from 1992 featuring Juliana Hatfield, B-sides from singles 'It's A Shame About Ray' and 'Confetti', a track from the 'Mrs. Robinson/Being Round' EP, alongside demos. This reissue celebrates their prestigious fifth album, these deluxe bookback editions feature new liner notes and unseen photos. 'It's A Shame About Ray' had a considerable impact back in those heady, carefree days of '92, the record perfectly captures Dando's ability to effortlessly encapsulate teenage longing and lust over the course of a two-minute pop song. Singles such as 'My Drug Buddy' and the breezy perfect pop of the title track might stand out (plus the add-on of 'Mrs. Robinson' which later copies included), but the album's real strength lies in the tracks in-between; the truly fantastic 'Confetti' (written about Evan's parents' divorce), and the eye-wateringly casual acoustic cover of 'Frank Mills' (from the "hippie" musical Hair), a version that seems to resonate with every ounce of pathos and emotion felt for the lost 1960s generation. To hear Evan Dando sing lines like 'I love him/but it embarrasses me/To walk down the street with him/He lives in Brooklyn somewhere/And he wears his white crash helmet' is to truly appreciate how wonderful and tantalizing pop music can be. Then, there's the rush of insurgency and brattishness on the wonderfully truncated 'Bit Part'; the topsy-turvy 'Ceiling Fan In My Spoon'... this was male teenage skinny-tie pop music on a level with The Kinks, early Undertones, Wipers.


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