The Lemonheads boasted some of the coolest jangly pop and one of the most compelling front men of the 90's - and the music of Evan Dando and The Lemonheads continue to entertain fans old and new today.
In honor of the fantastic music Dando & the gang created Double D Records presents "Drug Buddies: A Tribute To The Lemonheads". Featuring 21 tracks - with 20 covers and 1 original paying homage to the enigma that is Evan Dando ("Evan Says"), the album is packed with music (literally not one more song could fit on the disc)!
There are a lot of different takes on Lemonheads' songs (and some covers of the most famous songs that The Lemonheads themselves covered: "Frank Mills" and "Into Your Arms"). The first and quasi-title track "My Drug Buddy" is a cool-vibe version that will definitely get stuck in your head (just like the original, yet different)! The female-fronted band Lucky Day offers up a dreamy vocaled version of "Bit Part", and Weatherspoon turns "Ride With Me" into a straight-up rocker. Fans of The Lemonheads will be compelled to compare and contrast these covers to the originals!
The album took over two years to produce and features bands from all over the globe. If you own (or ever owned, or heck borrowed and never gave back) a Lemonheads album you will probably dig these tunes. There is only one Evan Dando but his songs continue to entertain - check out an album full of bands who count The Lemonheads as an influence, give "Drug Buddies" a listen!