The Lemonheads race through classic album in London

'It's A Shame About Ray' played to overjoyed crowd

The Lemonheads wowed fans in London last night (September 14) by playing their acclaimed 1992 LP ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ in full.

The trio, led by frontman Evan Dando , raced through the album as part of the Don’t Look Back series, where a series of artists are playing classic albums in their entirety.

Dando , backed by bassist Josh Lattanzi and drummer Bill Stevenson , told the sold-out crowd on the first of two nights at Shepherd’s Bush Empire he was “having fun” as they played classics like ‘Confetti’ , ‘Rudderless’ and ‘My Drug Buddy’.

After the album was finished, the singer played a selection of solo acoustic songs, including covers of Gram Parsons’ ‘How Much I’ve Lied’ and Mike Nesmith ’s ‘Different Drum’ . The band then came back on and closed the set with non-‘…Ray’ classics such as ‘Into Your Arms’ and ‘If I Could Talk I’d Tell You’ .

The full set was:

‘Rockin’ Stroll’


‘It’s A Shame About Ray’


‘My Drug Buddy’

‘The Turnpike Down’

‘Bit Part’

‘Alison’s Starting To Happen’

‘Hannah & Gabi’


‘Ceiling Fan In My Spoon’

‘Frank Mills’ (Evan acoustic)

‘The Outdoor Type’ (Evan acoustic)

‘Bein’ Around’ (Evan acoustic)

‘How Much I’ve Lied’(Evan acoustic)

‘Different Drum’(Evan acoustic)

‘The Great Big No’(Evan acoustic)



‘If I Could Talk I’d Tell You’

‘Into Your Arms’

‘Down About It’

The Lemonheads ’ eighth album is very near completion and is set for release early next year. Songs already recorded for the album include ‘Pittsburgh’ , ‘Black Gown’ and ‘Become The Enemy’ .