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"Lick" is the third album and final album to feature founding member Ben Deily. Deily and Evan Dando had fallen out by this time and the band had broken up, but they agreed to do one more album. It didn’t go too well, only 5 or 6 songs were recorded and the holes were patched up with “Gl ...

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Lick (Deluxe) by The Lemonheads
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7/10 Penrith Steve Customer review, 9th November 2014

"Lick" is the third album and final album to feature founding member Ben Deily. Deily and Evan Dando had fallen out by this time and the band had broken up, but they agreed to do one more album. It didn’t go too well, only 5 or 6 songs were recorded and the holes were patched up with “Glad I Don’t Know” and “I Am A Rabbit" from their first EP, b-sides and covers including a rocked up cover of Suzanne Vega's "Luka”.

After “Lick”, Evan Dando took the lead and moved the band on. There are signs of the musical shift here on opener "Mallo Cup" which is the first Lemonheads song that could really be classed as indie-rock rather than punk and “Circle Of One” which is a prototype for many future Evan Dando songs. Ben Deily’s songs, “7 Powers” and “Anyway”, despite being contemporary melodic alt. rock is quite different to Dando’s compositions so you can tell that they were moving in opposite musical directions.

The album does lack cohesion but there are some good songs here, also, signs of more good things to come. There is one terrible song on here, namely “Cazzo Di Ferro”, which I can only assume is some sort of piss-take.




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