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Lemonheads: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 19 June 1994

HOW HAS EVAN Dando managed to survive the Russian roulette games and hoop-jumping required of a heart-throb by the shark-infested music industry? How does he ...

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The Lemonheads' Evan Dando (1996)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages audio, 13 August 1996

Car Button Cloth-era Evan Dando sings 'Don't Fear The Reaper', talks rather a lot about drugs and name-drops remorselessly, to highly entertaining effect.

File format: mp3; file size: 71.5mb, interview length: 1h 14' 30" sound quality: ****

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The Lemonheads: Creator

Review by Martin Aston, New Musical Express, 20 August 1988

IF AMERICAN post-hardcore is the definitive mix of musical sour and sweet – sour, the sound of fractious guitars, melting, and sweet, the coils of ...

The Lemonheads: Getting In Their Lick

Review and Interview by Tim Riley, The Boston Phoenix, 26 May 1989

Who needs coherence? ...

The Lemonheads: The Big Squeeze

Interview by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, 1 July 1989

LEMONHEADS' RENOWN on the American underground scene originally derived from their tender ages. When Hate Your Friends, their Taang! debut, was released, they were all ...

The Lemonheads: Lovey

Review by Edwin Pouncey, New Musical Express, 25 August 1990

IT'S PROBABLY too ironic that, just when the Lemonheads were getting somewhere, things started to abruptly shake apart. ...

Evan Dando: Whole In One

Profile and Interview by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 22 September 1990

"Came to the end once again/Start over now, just can't win/Do it all again
Gotta learn to fight ... /Slide right to the bottom 
Climb back ...

The Lemonheads: The Longhorn, Stuttgart

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, March 1991

NICE CHAPS. I realise that this in itself isn't much of a recommendation when it comes to making music which fires the belly and fills ...

The Lemonheads

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, 13 April 1991

THEY'RE NOT doing themselves any favours, putting out another cover version. ...

Evan Dando: Deeply Dippy

Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, 1992

SINKING INTO the bar-room sofa of one of Kensington's more sterile, demi-swank hotels on the morning after America re-bombed Baghdad, Evan Dando smiles with a ...

The Lemonheads: It's A Shame About Ray

Review by Sally Margaret Joy, Melody Maker, 26 June 1992

WHAT DO THE Lemonheads want from you? Unlike Nirvana, who want to raise your awareness, or Buffalo Tom, who want you to feel the hurt, ...


Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, 11 July 1992


The Lemonheads: It's A Shame About Ray

Review by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 11 July 1992

Ray To Go, Dando! ...

The Lemonheads' Evan Dando

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 1992

WHEN EVAN Dando came to L. A. to record the latest album with his two partners in the sort of Boston-based band, the Lemonheads, the ...

The Lemonheads, Juliana Hatfield: The Paradise, Boston, Massachusetts

Live Review by Ted Drozdowski, Rolling Stone, 20 August 1992

EVAN DANDOand Juliana Hatfield make the kind of garage pop that's kept Boston's collegiate audiences enthralled since 1980, when the local favorites the Neighborhoods recorded ...

The Lemonheads: Story-teller with a zest for life

Interview by Caitlin Moran, The Times, 30 January 1993

Caitlin Moran meets the charismatic leader of the Lemonheads ...

The Lemonheads: National Ballroom, Kilburn, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 7 April 1993

Pop's tangy new taste ...

Lemonheads, Sloan: The Academy, New York NY

Live Review by Ira Robbins, Rolling Stone, 10 June 1993

NEWLY PROMOTED from the 'Sassy' Cute Boy Alert to one of People's fifty most beautiful people, head Lemonhead Evan Dando is reaching that state of ...

The Lemonheads: Come On Feel The Lemonheads (Atlantic)

Review by David Sinclair, The Times, October 1993

IT SEEMS A quaint idea now, but there was a time when being a "serious" rock band didn't necessarily mean carting a ton of attitude ...

The Lemonheads: Come On Feel The Lemonheads

Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 9 October 1993

FIRST, THE good news; this album will drive people mad. For Evan Dando, deeply dippy, crack-smokin’, high priest of slackerdom, has actually managed to create ...

Evan Dando: Just Say No… Kinda

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, November 1993

A respectful silence, please, for Evan Dando, Lemonhead-in-chief and arguably the most generously gifted songwriter of his generation: "I'd like to impart this message to ...

Lemonheads: Come On Feel The Lemonheads

Review by David Cavanagh, Select, November 1993

BEHOLD, THE SWEET TROLLEY ARRIVETH. The only problem about loving the Lemonheads is that there hasn't been enough new stuff over the last 18 months. ...

The Lemonheads: Come On Feel The Lemonheads (Atlantic)

Review by David Sinclair, Q, November 1993

IT SEEMS a quaint idea now, but there was a time when being a "serious" rock band didn't necessarily mean carting a ton of attitude ...

The Lemonheads: It's Not So Tough Being Beautiful

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 7 November 1993

Yes, Evan Dando, head Lemonhead, was one of People magazine's 50 most beautiful people. That's no reason to pity him, because his band is burning ...

Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield: Is She Really Going Out With Him?

Interview by Carol Clerk, Melody Maker, 13 November 1993

Evan Dando likes to avoid relationships. Juliana Hatfield is a self-confessed virgin. And yet, whatever their sexual orientation, Ev and Jules are indieland's second most ...

The Lemonheads

Report and Interview by David Cavanagh, Select, December 1993

"QUIET AT THE BACK! Mr Dando can sit here all day if he needs to..." Follow the increasingly knackered, confused and generally non-linear Lemonheads from ...

Evan Dando

Interview by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 25 December 1993

THE BOX HELPS. Men are, on average, taller than women, and at least it brings Her nearer to Him, thus conferring a little more credibility ...

Kiss Off

Report and Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, GQ, January 1994

As the nation turns its lonely eyes to the Seventies for inspiration, they alight fondly on Kiss, who were stupider and crasser than anyone — ...

Lemonheads: Roseland Ballroom, New York City

Live Review by Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, 27 January 1994

THE SIDEWALK outside Roseland told the story: dozens of parents, a few clutching the Playbill from My Fair Lady next door, all lined up at ...

The Lemonheads: The Palace, Melbourne

Live Review by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 29 January 1994


Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade: How To Record Rock Guitar

Interview by Tom Doyle, Melody Maker, 5 February 1994

Producers Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade have made a career out off getting excellent guitar sounds to tape, lending their skills to the likes of ...

The Lemonheads: Come On Feel The Suedehead

Report and Interview by John Harris, New Musical Express, 7 May 1994

EVAN DANDO has been marketed as teen sex symbol, scagged out hippy doper and serious artiste, but now THE LEMONHEADS' main squeeze is trying to ...

I Get The Feeling I'm Being Bullshitted

Interview by Max Bell, Vox, August 1994

IT'S A SHAME about Evan. Maybe we have a case of wrong time, wrong place, but dark moods are written all over his scowling, handsome, ...

Cypress Hill, Lemonheads, Verve, Hole et al: Reading Festival

Live Review by Cathi Unsworth, Melody Maker, 3 September 1994

READING.It's like acid; once you've tried it you swear you'll never be back for more, and yet you always are. Perhaps it's because this festival ...

The Lemonheads: Car Button Cloth

Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 19 July 1996

NO RADICAL new departures for Evan, then. No jungle. No trip hop. No techno. No baggy. No "slo-fi", even. Thank f*** for that. A band who ...

Evan Dando and the Pop Walkabout

Essay by Barney Hoskyns, The Independent, September 1996

IN DON DeLillo’s 1973 novel Great Jones Street, a rock star named Bucky Wunderlick decides to quit his band and disappear from the music industry. ...

Evan Dando: Reckless Idol Through The Lens Darkly

Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 20 September 1996

GAY HEAD — It's nearing summer's end on Martha's Vineyard, and Evan Dando, the 29-year-old guiding voice and vision of the Lemonheads, is chilling on ...

The Lemonheads: Car Button Cloth (Tag Recordings/Atlantic 7567-92726)

Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 27 September 1996

HAVING CRACKED up (and I use the term advisedly) in the wake of 1993's breakthrough album, Come On Feel the Lemonheads, Evan Dando returns to ...

Evan Dando: The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, October 1996

DRIVING THROUGH the sheeting rain from the miniature airport that serves Martha’s Vineyard, the guy at the wheel informs me that we’re heading towards the ...

Evan Dando

Interview by Johnny Cigarettes, Vox, November 1996

I HAVE REASON to believe that Evan Dando has been drinking. It's not so much his appearance – grimy T-shirt, flared polyester trousers crudely cut ...

The Lemonheads: Troubadour, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 20 November 1996

Dando Turns Inward, Leaves Bridge-Building to Others ...

The Lemonheads: Car Button Cloth (TAG/Atlantic) ****

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rolling Stone, 28 November 1996

THE NEWS that Evan Dando was working on another Lemonheads album was originally greeted with, among other things, skepticism. Anyone familiar with the lanky Bostonian's ...

Evan Dando's New Traditionalism

Interview by Mac Randall, Musician, January 1997

A Lemonhead's Personal History of Song ...

The Soul in the Machine: Whatever Happened to Atlantic Records?

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, What'd I Say, 2001

"UNFORTUNATELY, we’re running a big business here now," Ahmet Ertegun confessed to author Gerri Hirshey in 1982. "And it sort of ... well, it drives ...

Evan Dando: 'I Can't Completely Let Go Of Drugs – And I Don't Want To'

Interview by Mat Snow, The Guardian, 23 August 2006

He was the golden boy of grunge, and then he threw it all away. Evan Dando tells Mat Snow why he wants to make a ...

The Lemonheads: The Lemonheads

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 22 September 2006

TEN YEARS AGO, on the last Lemonheads album Car Button Cloth, Evan Dando was apologising for his dissolute, druggie lifestyle, hanging his dirty laundry out ...

The Lemonheads: The Lemonheads

Review by Keith Cameron, MOJO, October 2006

Forget smoking rocks, just bring back the rock. After a 10-year hiatus, Evan Dando returns to his first love. ...

Evan Dando: The World's Forgotten Boy

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, November 2006

MOST OF the world thinks that, by rights, Evan Dando shouldn't be alive. But like Iggy Pop (one of his mentors), he's a misunderstood boy ...

Evan Dando: Consistently Inconsistent

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 November 2006

LEMONHEADS CO-FOUNDER Evan Dando puts his pioneering alternative rock band back together like clockwork every decade. ...

Lemonheads: Varshons

Review by Andrew Mueller, Uncut, July 2009

THE COVERS ALBUM is traditionally either or both an indicator of complete creative stasis, or of the onset of monumental hubris. It's why any credible ...

Evan Dando: Different Drum

Profile by James Medd, The Word, February 2012

Evan Dando's dismissal as the work-shy poster boy of bubble-grunge masks a monumental talent. Reconsider this man! argues James Medd. ...

The Lemonheads: Ritz, Manchester

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 8 October 2015

Without the drugs, and supported by the youthful enthusiasm of bassist Jen Turner, Evan Dando gives his hit parade the care it deserves – and ...

see also Evan Dando

see also Juliana Hatfield


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