David J. Finn | North Sydney, NSW Australia | 07/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well I'm saddened to see some of the negative reviews...because this is a brillant CD, which I have had in my collection for a decade now, and every now and then I play it, just because I love it so much.Yes, there are a couple of questionable tracks, but the rest more than make up for it. "Its about Time" was practically my anthem for many years during Uni!!! And tracks like "Great Big No", "Into my Arms", "You can take it with you", "Favorite T" and "Big gay Heart" are just about some of the best folk pop/rock gems I've ever heard. In short, I'm astounded when people call this a flop, because in Oz it was HUGE, at least in my circle of friends. Its even outlasted most of them in fact!!!! :-) Great stuff Evan, I really enjoy and respect your work+++++++"
If you don't like this CD, have your head examined
KD | Boston, MA USA | 09/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With the exception of "The Jello Fund" (an obvious joke), COME ON FEEL THE LEMONHEADS is packed with well-crafted pop from start to finish. "Into Your Arms" has all the ingredients of the perfect pop single. Other tracks, like "It's About Time", "Down About It", "Paid to Smile" and "Big Gay Heart" are as catchy as they come. By this time the Lemonheads were a well-polished pop unit, leaving behind much of the hardcore punk sound they had started with. Fans of earlier LP's such as "Hate Your Friends" or "Creator" may not take to their later sound, but anyone with an ear for melody will find this disc irresistible."
"Dando is 90's Gram Parsons.." - BrendanCorr Melbourne AUST
Brendan Corr | Melbourne Australia | 10/15/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am astounded at how poorly this album was received by the record-buying public in general and by so-called Lemonhead/Dando fans in particular.After the critical and commercial success enjoyed with the "Shame About Ray" album, Dando again delivers a beautifully crafted mixture of tunes which range from the up-beat "Into Your Arms" (penned by Robyn St Clare, bassist with defunct Australian guitar/pop outfit "The Hummingbirds") to the soulful/melancholy of "Big Gay Heart" & "Being Around".Dando is one of the least appreciated musican/songwriters of his generations, which I suspect is a result of his reluctance to sick with a particular 'sound' or music genre. Personally I enjoy and appreciate Dando's ability to craft and cover great tunes that range from clever pop guitar (I'll Do It Anyway) to Country/Parody (Big Gay Heart) to Rock (Down About It) and the whimsical, folky sound of "Being Around".Genuine fans of "Real Music" (rather than the mass-manufactured FM-friendly CRAP than dominates westerm music charts) could do a lot worse than acquiring the Lemonheads final trilogy of "Shame About Ray", "Come On Feel The Lemonheads" and "Car Button Cloth"."
Damaris Castaneda | 02/10/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If this song would have been released today it's easily a #1 HIT! Way before Nirvana was having their dark moments Evan had his just like the late great legend KING OF PUNK FUNK RICK JAMES! I got this cd just to hear Rick James Style and loved it to the fullest, The Lemonhead should have enjoyed more commmerical success as they are better than today half/as bands but thing happen. Rick powerful voice comes in just like his last release (Deeper Still) and Rick went out with a bang. For those of you who have been living under a rock and don't know who Rick James is do your research and learn about the King of Funk and Roll."
12 Years Old and still fresh
M. Buisman | Amstelveen, The Netherlands | 09/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Come On Feel The Lemonheads.... everyone has their heroes and Evan Dando has got to be one of mine. This is still my favorite Lemonheads records, maybe a little sweet and poppy but the quality of the songs of awesome and very easy.
From 'Great Big No' to into your arms and the awesome 'Big Gay Heart', 'It's About Time and 'Down About It'. It's all so much fun to listen to. A really funny song is 'Being Around'.