RELEASED: OUT NOW
GENRE: Alternative Rock, Country Rock, Pop Rock, Classic Rock
FORMAT: LP, Yellow Vinyl (180g) + Download
CAT No: COOKLP495
RELEASED BY: Cooking Vinyl
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. '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 GG 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 Cohen's 'Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye,' and Kate Moss, who sings over the dance groove of Arling and Cameron's '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.
I Just Can't Take It Anymore, 2 - Fragile, 3 - Layin' Up With Linda, 4 - Waiting Around to Die, 5 - Green Fuz, 6 - Yesterlove, 7 - Dirty Robot (Feat. Kate Moss), 8 - Dandelion Seeds, 9 - Mexico, 10 - Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Feat. Liv Tyler), 11 - Beautiful