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Boston, United States (1986 – 1997, 2005 – present)

The Lemonheads are an American band, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, but now based in New York City. The primary (and only consistent) member is Evan Dando.

The band formed in 1986 as an underground act. Their popularity grew during the following decade with the 1992 album It’s A Shame About Ray, which was produced, engineered, and mixed by The Robb Brothers (Bruce Robb, Dee, and Joe), followed by a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson”, which eventually became one of the band’s most successful singles.

Throughout its various incarnations, recording and touring lineups of the band have included co-founders Ben Deily and Jesse Peretz, John Strohm (Blake Babies), Doug Trachten, Corey Loog Brennan, Byron Hoag, Ben Daughtry, Juliana Hatfield (Blake Babies), Nic Dalton (Godstar, Sneeze, The Plunderers), Dave Ryan, Patrick “Murph” Murphy (Dinosaur Jr), Bill Gibson (Eastern Dark), Mark ‘Budola’ Newman, Kenny Lyon, Vess Ruhtenberg, Devon Ashley, Karl Alvarez and Bill Stevenson (Descendents), P. David Hazel and various others.

Cited as one of the most important alternative rock groups, The Lemonheads were active until 1997 and went on hiatus, but reformed with a new lineup in 2005 and released The Lemonheads in the following year. The band released its latest album, Varshons, in June 2009.


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  • metal_gimp

    Anyone picked up the reissues of their first few albums? I'm just wondering how they sound.

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • callinallcreeps

    Fuck, Rudderless is so good.

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Reflechissant

    That awkward feel when your most popular song is a cover.

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • fsatf-bmx

    Missed them in my hometown last year, sucks. Really hope they'll make it back to Europe any time next year.

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • SignalSongs

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    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • arcade_water

    missed them in vienna :(

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
  • vini_guitar

    Ben Deily is back and Ryan Adams joined as drummer and producer!

    20 Sep 2012 Reply
  • DaruJericho

    Alison's gettin' her tit pierced! Alison's growin' a mohawk! Alison's startin' to happen to me!

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • vividserenity

    "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel > "Mrs. Robinson" by The Lemonheads

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Antonionii

    One of the greatest bands of the 90s

    24 May 2012 Reply
  • keanequeen

    Mrs. Robinson

    27 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Debaser987

    Alison's starting to happen to me.

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • yosh2008

    Please don't break my Big Gay Heart.

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Marcos_Astorga

    E-zilla: (out of pretension) not to promote piracy, but you can easily download their albums on the internet if you don't have the money (just type "The Lemonheads *name of the album* blogspot" or something like that on Google). If you do have money, I'd try, that's the best in my opinion

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • northernbeach

    Habe 2 Karten für den 12ten Mai in Köln zu verkaufen.

    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • karlosmorale

    Yeah E-zilla. Most music stores will sell you CDs of the band - or your could even choose to download the albums from a company like Apple, using their iTunes service. Hope this helps.

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • JamieKnits

    I forgot how much I love The Lemonheads, and how hot Evan Dando is.

    15 Feb 2012 Reply
  • LuisGNR

    Underrated in the whole world.They have perfect songs to play on a acoustic guitar.LOL

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • EliEndrup

    Great Melodies!

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • CahBoo

    Different Drum <3

    27 Dec 2011 Reply
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