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Friday’s From the Vault – The Lemonheads

This video is more than just a mere advert for a pop song; it’s a veritable time-machine. If you were about at the time, it brings back memories so vivid you could almost grab them in a headlock and affectionately rub your knuckles on their tousy heads. It’s got the lot – pre-drug catastrophe Evan Dando, long hair swishing like a grunge David Cassidy: that almost day-glo, vaseline-on-the-lens, vividly bright style (with obligatory black and white soft focus sections) that seemed compulsory for any alternative American artists in the early 90s; and even a man smoking. On camera! A proper fag!

Oh, and something which gets forgotten about the Lemonheads – they were a fantastic band. This track is the title track from their 1992 masterpiece It’s A Shame About Ray, 30 minutes of perfect country-pop. The lyrics are grittier than you remember, and the melodies even more lovely. If you don’t own it, you really should. Trust us.

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2 Responses

  1. Ah, that takes me back. Evan dando, even now, without the hair or the barely concealed drug habit, I would.

  2. Truthfully, so would I.

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