Access your saved basket or create new account



0 items
£ —

Latest Newsletter

Latest Stock

Records of the Week

Soundtracks on Wax

Rise Penguin Essentials


  • PLAIN138LPLong Player  £18.00


The Lemonheads

It's a Shame About Ray

America Canada 180 Gram vinyl version of this essential album with 'Mrs Robinson' added as a bonus If 'Lovey' captured Evan Dando as he found his signature blend of punkpop jangle pop and folkrock 'It's a Shame about Ray' is where he perfected that style Breezing by in under half an hour the album is a simple collection of sunny melodies and hooks delivered with typical nonchalance by Dando None of the songs are about anything major nor do they have astonishingly original melodies but that's part of their charm they're immediately accessible and thoroughly catchy Dando's laidback observations of middleclass outcasts are minor gems The heartbroken title track or 'Confetti' the crushes of 'Bit Part in your Life' the love letter to substances 'My Drug Buddy' or the wonderful 'Alison's Starting to Happen' where a girl finds herself as she discovers punk rock capture the laconic rhythms of suburbia and his warm friendly voice which is offset by Juliana Hatfield's girlish harmonies gives the songs an emotional resonance

Related Items