Personalities | The Lemonheads | Eighties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1983–96, 2005–present)

Evan Dando (vocals, guitar, drums) and Ben Deily (guitar, drums) were the main movers behind the indie rock of Boston’s Lemonheads. Hate Your Friends and Creator (both 1988) and Lick (1989) got them a deal with Atlantic. An acrimonious split with Deily eventually brought Dando’s girlfriend, Juliana Hatfield, into the fold for the melodic grunge and Americana of It’s A Shame About Ray (1992). A version of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Mrs Robinson’ saw British chart action, though the US – apart from the indie and college crowd – remained fairly indifferent to the handsome Mr Dando. 1993’s Come On Feel The Lemonheads was a UK Top 5 entry, but did not even make the American Top 50. Dando’s drug problems mounted and it was not until 1996 that the meandering, melancholic beauty of Car Button Cloth emerged. Nevertheless, Dando is a major figure on the alternative scene and a talented songwriter, though his solo career has not been prolific. The Lemonheads reformed in 2005.

Styles & Forms | Eighties | Rock
Personalities | Level 42 | Eighties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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