Friday, September 30, 2011

The Lemonheads perform It’s A Shame About Ray at Pearl Street in Northampton at 8PM on Saturday, October 15th

Evan Dando-led three piece THE LEMONHEADS will be performing their classic 1992 album, IT’S A SHAME ABOUT RAY, from beginning to end in the Pearl Street Clubroom in Northampton on Saturday, October 15th.  Joining Dando at the show, one stop on an extensive US and UK tour, will be guitarist Josh Lattanzi  (The Candles) and drummer Brian Nolan (American Hi-Fi), along with support from San Diego’s The Shining Twins plus The New York Rivals opening.

It’s A Shame About Ray was released in 1992 and was The Lemonheads’ second album for Atlantic Records. The album featured the trio – Evan Dando (guitar, vocals), David Ryan (drums) and Juliana Hatfield (bass, backing vocals) – breezing through 13 songs in just under 30 minutes, including the title track, “My Drug Buddy,” “The Turnpike Down” and a romping cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic “Mrs. Robinson.”

Rhino Records re-released a collector’s version of the classic album with bonus tracks and a DVD in 2007 for the US and now the UK will get their chance thanks to the Edsel imprint of the UK-based Demon Music Group later this fall.

The Lemonheads’ released Varshons – a collection of covers including tracks by GG Allin, Wire, Gram Parsons, Leonard Cohen and more – in 2009. The album was produced by Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes and featured guest vocal performances from Liv Tyler and Kate Moss.

The past year has seen Evan Dando performing sold-out acoustic dates in the US with former band-mate Juliana Hatfield as well as performing both solo and band dates in the UK, Australia, and Europe.

Tickets are available at Northampton Box Office,76 Main Street. 413-586-8686 and online at

IT’S A SHAME ABOUT RAY track listing:
  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”

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