The Lemonheads = Youth
And they always will to me. I will forever associate albums like 'It's A Shame About Ray' and 'Come On Feel The Lemonheads' with my coming of age years. The last couple of years of high school, and my first couple of years in college. In hindsight, I may not have been to wise to have Evan Dando pen the soundtrack to my formative years, but I think everything turned out ok :-)
Evan and the band have a brand new album of covers coming out on June 23rd called Varshons. The Boston band covers some of my all time favorite songwriters on here...Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt, Christina Aguilera - kidding! But there is a lovely version of her hit 'Beautiful' on the album.
Here is their take on a Leonard Cohen classic, with a little help from Liv Tyler.
* 'Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye' MP3