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Car Button Cloth
Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Despite his rise from indie punk-popster to high-profile alt-pop heartthrob, Lemonheads leader Evan Dando is still capable of making charmingly goofy, memorably melodic records, and this is one of them. Though it's a bit ...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Lemonheads
Title: Car Button Cloth
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Label: Atlantic UK
Original Release Date: 10/15/1996
Release Date: 10/15/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075679272621, 075679272614, 075679272645

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Despite his rise from indie punk-popster to high-profile alt-pop heartthrob, Lemonheads leader Evan Dando is still capable of making charmingly goofy, memorably melodic records, and this is one of them. Though it's a bit light on obvious hookfests, Car Button Cloth maintains a low-key, whispery bittersweetness that's both likable and poignant. And there's a touchingly loopy honesty in the self-effacing resoluteness of such tunes as "The Outdoor Type," "If I Could Talk I'd Tell You," and "C'mon Daddy." This charming, deceptively modest effort is a helpful reminder that, as much as Dando tries to hide it, there's a substantial if unfocused talent lurking beneath his flaky exterior. --Scott Schinder

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Hidden meaning of C'mon Daddy
tomthedog | 02/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I only recently bought this CD. It has some real gems, especially The Outdoor Type, which I'd heard in the film The Tao of Steve... but the only reason I'm writing this review is because I only just realized what the song C'mon Daddy is about.Here are some lyrics: "I feel like Steven is my father but I don't know why/But I realized it when I looked in his eyes.... Didn't know I was your baby until the age of nine/Didn't know I was your babe for such a long long time..."The real giveaway: "Now we're back in the saddle..." I still can't believe I didn't get it the first time. It's a song about how Liv Tyler discovered that Steven Tyler of Aerosmith was her real father!I'm sorry, but that is just so damned clever it kills me. And for that alone (plus much much more) you should buy this album. And what the hell, buy It's a Shame About Ray, too."
Possibly their best effort
KD | Boston, MA USA | 09/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After the two excellent albums that preceded it ("It's a Shame" and "Come on Feel"), I was sure that Evan Dando could not outdo himself again. I was wrong. Four years after its release, I still find myself listening to this CD quite often. This is the most diverse album in the Lemonheads catalog -- it mixes pop, punk, country, folk & metal into one surprisingly cohesive disc. "Car Button Cloth" is full of strong songs from start to finish."
The lemonheads rule
KD | 04/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Another stellar album from Evan Dando and company, Car, Button, Cloth, is a much darker album then previous efforts but it's the most diverse sounding musically and that is why it's the best in my opinion. The songs are smart and have a twisted humor to them, whether it's Outdoor type (about a couch potato afraid of nature), or C'on Daddy (about Liv and Steven Tyler), you can't go wrong. The Lemonheads are probably one of the most underrated bands ever and Dando can write a catchy tune in his sleep, hopefully they will again release another album, but most likely this was their last effort."