The Lemonheads - Lovey (30th Anniversary Edition)
Format: 2LP Book
Catalogue No.: FIRELP492X
Release Date: 24th November 2020
Ltd edition BOOKBACK Double LP, black vinyl with DL Code (2000 worlwide). Deluxe reissue of The Lemonheads ‘Lovey’ for Record Store Day 2020, housed in a bookback sleeve with expanded liner notes and unseen photos – this is the definitive document of Dando’s first steps towards the mainstream. The lovingly repackaged LP is accompanied by a second vinyl, ‘Triple J Live at the Wireless’, an unearthed radio session taken from their 1991 trip to Australia. The major label debut for Evan Dando’s Lemonheads from 1990, following three “ramshackle punk” (©Select magazine) albums for Taang! Pivoted on a more approachable set of sweet melodies still rife with punky spirit. A light and dark album, polished in the arrangements, nodding to the excess of American culture (Manson and Gummi Bears), hectoring Reagan’s drug laws (‘Lil’ Seed’), riffing on everyday life. Remastered with a freshly-dusted off second album featuring a full radio session recorded during their trip to Australia to promote the album and their gorgeous cover of Gram Parsons’ ‘Brass Buttons’. “Like Hüsker Dü when they were at their most ferocious or REM when they were at their most Byrdsian hypnotic.” NME.
Disc One: The Lemonheads – Lovey: A1 Ballarat A2 Half The Time A3 Year of the Cat A4 Ride with Me A5 Lil Seed B6 Stove B7 Come Downstairs B8 Left for Dead B9 Brass Buttons B10 (The) Door B11 Untitled. Disc Two: The Lemonheads - Live at the Wireless: C1 Come Back D.A. C2 Stove C3 A Song for You C4 Come Downstairs D5 Nighttime (Big Star cover) D6 Year of the Cat D7 Ride With Me D8 Die Right Now