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The Lemonheads - Varshons Yellow Vinyl LP 2014

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Cat no. COOKLP495


I Just Can't Take It Anymore
Layin' Up With Linda
Waiting Around To Die
The Green Fuz

Dirty Robot
Dandelion Seeds
New Mexico
Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye

The idea for this covers record was inspired by Gibby Haynes, ringmaster of the Butthole Surfers, who for years has made mixes for his longtime friend Evan Dando. Making a good mix is an art, and Gibby has it down, says Dando. I thought it would be fun to share these songs with other people like he shared them with me. So I picked the greatest hits from his mixes and covered them, along with a few other songs I always wanted to play. Varshons was produced by Haynes, and features Dando along with Vess Ruhtenburg (bass) and Devon Ashley (drums). The collection is filled with strange bedfellows - from G.G. Allin to Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt and garage rockers The Green Fuz. The Lemonheads make each track their own, with help from actress Liv Tyler, singing back up on Leonard Cohens Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye, and Kate Moss, who sings over the dance groove of Arling & Camerons Dirty Robot. Also featured on lead guitar and backing vocals throughout most of the album is John Perry, on loan from The Only Ones. Filled with obscure nuggets, the tracks on Varshons cut a wide swath, jumping from early British psychedelic to Dutch electronica and like all good mix tapes, you never know what is coming next.