Acoustic Afternoons

Ahh, Evan Dando and the Lemonheads. About time they cropped up here, for I have quite a few tunes of theirs performed acoustically.

See, old Evan I think sees himself as quite the troubadour, travelling around the land armed only with an acoustic guitar and a plaid shirt, tossing off unplugged versions of some of his finer moments for his adoring fans, of which, just so there’s no confusion, I am most definitely one of them.

In fact, the first time I ever saw Dando play live, it was without the Lemonheads, an acoustic gig, upstairs in Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach, and it was a wonderfully sing-a-long affair, as you would expect.

Here’s an acoustic version of a track from their “Come On Feel The Lemonheads”, which cropped up as an extra track on one of the singles released from the album:

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The Lemonheads – Down About It (Acoustic)

Aficionados of the original version will know that backing vocals were provided, as they often were on Lemonheads records, by Juliana Hatfield (I’m not entirely sure if it’s her that crops up at the end of that acoustic version). Coincidentally, Juliana released an album of acoustic cover versions in 2012, and here she is performing one of Led Zeppelin’s finest moments:

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Juliana Hatfield – Rock And Roll

And to round things off here for today, I’m going to take you back to Evan. Last night I watched the Nick Broomfield documentary about Whitney Houston, which leads me to this:

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More soon.

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4 thoughts on “Acoustic Afternoons”

  1. Nice selection – You led me to Different Drum by Linda Ronstadt last year which in turn led me to the version by The Lemonheads. It’s still the song I have enjoyed revisiting most since starting my blog. Rol led me to Juliana Hatfield so it’s all been a bit of an education in this little corner….

    Paid good money only 2 months ago to see the Whitney film but there is was on the telly last night – What did you think of it? We are fed an image of someone but the truth can be oh so different. She certainly was quite a performer though and what a set of pipes – Sad, sad ending for both her and her daughter. Old Bobby Brown still going strong.

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