The Lemonheads nostalgic for 'Ray' at the Old Rock House 1/28
The Lemonheads - It's A Shame About Ray
If you haven't jumped on the early '90s nostalgia bandwagon yet, here's yet another chance - The Lemonheads are coming to town.
Yep, Evan Dando and company have scheduled a date at The Old Rock House on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Tickets go on sale on this Monday, October 24 and are $17.50 in advance.
The exciting part is that the band will play their 1992 album, It's A Shame About Ray, in its entirety. Before Christmas the band is sharpening their chops with these songs with a series of dates in the UK and will hit the States after the first of the year.
It's A Shame About Ray, the band's fifth album became a breakout hit with the songs "Confetti," "My Drug Buddy", "Rockin' Stroll," "Hannah & Gabi" and the title track garnering loads of airplay on Modern Rock radio and MTV. Clocking in at under 30 minutes, the album benefited from the crisp pop songs of Dando matched with the melodic bass playing of Juliana Hatfield and production by the Robb Brothers.
Further pushing the album in sales, the band famously covered the Simon & Garfunkel classic "Mrs. Robinson," a track that was left off the original pressings of the albums until it became a hit and was added to subsequent pressings. The band has played the album in its entirety before, in 2005 as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties curated Don't Look Back series. However, Dando left off this cover due to his weariness of the song.
Seriously, I had no idea they made that many videos for the album. They are likely touring to pay off the remaining debts from the videos produced for the album. Ah, what artists wouldn't give these days to have that much record company money at their disposal.
Where: The Old Rock House
When: Saturday, January 28th
Doors 7pm Show 8pm
How Much: $17.50 Advance $20 Day of Show
Who: All Ages
**On-Sale Mon. 10/24 @ 5pm