The Lemonheads to release 'Hotel Sessions' album
The record is made up of acoustic Evan Dando recordings from nearly 20 years ago
The 14-track record, out on January 9, is made up of versions of classic Lemonheads tracks, including 'Into Your Arms', 'Down About It' and 'The Great Big No'. All the songs were recorded by Evan Dando in a hotel room in Bondi Beach, Australia during the course of a Sunday night almost 20 years ago.
"I've always wanted to make an ‘Album’ for 53 dollars - Walkman 50, tape 3 bucks - Oh to record live to cassette, master it and put it out... I have finally done it!" said Dando of the recordings.
"I recorded this here biscuit in and around either December '92, or Feb '93. I remember it was a Sunday night in Bondi - the night the ‘car enthusiasts’ come out. I had just returned to Australia - my home away from home - from our first Japanese tour. Life was good."
He continues: “This LP documents a lovely lull in the action. A Sunday night into morning, to collect myself and my songs. The songs that would be on our next album, some of these never made it, and the 'Into Your Arms' I did here is better than the one on the album (I like it anyway)."
"So sit back, snort some NoDoz and listen for the tunes, the sea, the tape hiss (ahhh), the cars, the birds, the trucks, and the killer motorcycle at the end of 'Being Around'!”
The Lemonheads tour the UK later this month and during December, playing their classic 1992 album 'It’s A Shame About Ray' in full.
The 'Hotel Sessions' tracklisting is:
'Big Gay Heart'
'The Great Big No'
'Paid To Smile'
'It's About Time'
'I'll Do It Anyway'
'You Can Take It With You (prt.2)'
'Down About It'
'Into Your Arms'
'And So The Story Goes'
'You Can Take It With You (prt.1)'