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ArtistLEMONHEADS
TitleIT'S A SHAME ABOUT RAY (GOLD)
Format2x Vinyl LP (Album)
GenreAlternative Rock
LabelFIRE RECORDS
Catalog NumberFIRELPG 624
Release Date05/06/2022
Barcode0809236162489
ID565038
RemarksO Import 
 
Special gold vinyl pressing of the 30th anniversary reissue, North American version limited to 500 copies and exclusive to Cobraside! Lemonheads' seminal fifth album 'It's A Shame About Ray', lovingly reissued for its 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 that will be released for the first time on vinyl. '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 tantalising 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.
 
Track listings
Media 1
1. ROCKIN' STROLL
2. CONFETTI
3. IT'S A SHAME ABOUT RAY
4. RUDDERLESS
5. MY DRUG BUDDY
6. THE TURNPIKE DOWN
7. BIG PART
8. ALISON'S STARTING TO HAPPEN
9. HANNA & GABI
10. KITCHEN
11. CEILING FAN IN MY SPOON
12. FRANK MILLS
13. MRS. ROBINSON
14. SHAKEY GROUND
15. MY DRUG BUDDY (KCRW SESSION) WITH J
16. KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU
17. CONFETTI (ACOUSTIC)
18. ALLISON'S STARTING TO HAPPEN (ACOUS
19. DIVAN
20. IT'S A SHAME ABOUT RAY
21. ROCKIN' STROLL
22. MY DRUG BUDDY
23. HANNAH & GABI
24. KITCHEN
25. BIT PART
26. RUDDERLESS
27. CEILING FAN IN MY SPOON
28. CONFETTI
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