Lemonheads Concert Review Austin, TX 021112
Between 1993 and 1995 I played in a band called I AM I. We played a lot if cover tunes mixed with our originals and one of the bands we covered a lot was The Lemonheads, especially from their album It’s a Shame About Ray.
When I saw that they were coming to Austin and playing that album in its entirety, I had to go. I’ve always loved that album and that era if my life always brings good memories.
After the opening bands played, Evan Dando hit the stage opening his set with some acoustic songs. After 3 or 4 songs, his new backup band hit the stage and they went right into the album. They sounded great. It was an outdoor show and it was cold, right around the freezing mark. They blew right through the set and did some more songs from other albums.
Evan’s voice sounded great and his playing was solid especially for being that cold. One thing about that album, there are a lot of licks on there that remind me of Alex Lifeson. A few of the guys I was hanging with all felt the same way.
It was a good night of non-metal.