*This* is the Lemonheads
eric b rad | Burlington, VT United States | 07/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Throughout rock history, there are a lot of examples of frontmen retaining a band's name after all other original members have departed or been dismissed, and this is probably the worst. The Deily/Strohm/Peretz/Dando Lemonheads were an awesome band. Creator is probably the best recorded representation of that lineup, but live they were just an untouchable punk rock force. Dando's insistence on dragging the name through the mud with the dreck that he foisted on the public after 1989 was inexcusable.That being said, you should all pick this up and bow down at the altar of one of rock's best tunesmiths... Ben Deily."
DANDO & DEILY...DYNAMIC DUO
Thomas A. Corpino | Hartsdale, New York United States | 02/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THE best album released that year. Starting with the very first
song, you'll hear ALL their influences, from Black Sabbath, the
Psychedelic Furs, Kiss, the Replacements...hell, Ben Deily's
guitar bridge in the middle of "Come to the Window" will remind
of early Hot Tuna. At this stage (and with this "once in a
lfetime" line-up) the 'Heads were an unstoppable, untouchable
supergroup. After Ben Deily's departure and Evan Dando's descent into the "abyss", they were never the same. Just think
kids-Dando/Deily up there, along side, hmmm...let's say...
Jagger/Richards...Lennon/McCartney...Mould/Hart. Who Knows?
Forget the haphazardness of "Lick" or the rawness of "Hate
Your Friends", on this disc this is one MAJOR force to be
Sometimes the cliches are true
K. Mccandless | Earls Court, London United Kingdom | 01/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album has been described as early Husker Du meets REM and that's a perfect description of it. If that's the sort of thing you go for (like me), you'll love it. On the other hand, if you don't, I have absolutely no idea how you'll take this."