After the huge success of predecessor It's a Shame About Ray [MOVLP996], The Lemonheads released Come On Feel The Lemonheads in 1993. The album reached number 56 on the Billboard 200, making it the Lemonheads' highest ever chart position to date. It produced the singles "It's About Time", "Big Gay Heart", "The Great Big No" and "Into Your Arms", which reached number one on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks for nine weeks, a record at the time in which they shared with U2.
Come On Feel The Lemonheads is perhaps the most interesting record that the Lemonheads have released, because it finds Dando confused about everything, particularly love, both for girls and drugs, and his burgeoning fame. There are moments of self-indulgence, whether it's the aimless piano instrumental "The Jello Fund" or two versions of the drug-obsessed "Style," yet they are as essential to the album's desperate tone as the heartbreaking acoustic ballad of "Favorite T." Between those two extremes is some of the finest power pop and country-rock Dando has ever written.
He still has a tendency to be too cutesy, as on the otherwise winning country-rock of "Being Around" and "Big Gay Heart," but the hooky rush of "The Great Big No," the bright "I'll Do It Anyway," and the lovely simplicity of "Into Your Arms" is irresistible.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl