Before the Eraserheads, there was one other "Heads" that we were crazy about: The Lemonheads!
The alternative rock band that formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts, had us singing indie/punk tunes before indie-punk ever became cool to say. Formed by teenagers Evan Dando and Ben Deily (the only two original members remaining), the band first released an album in 1987 called Hate Your Friends, which helped them earn a reputation for a brand of college rock that stood out from the typical new wave fare of the day.
It was in 1992 though, when they signed to a major label, that they hit the big time with the breakthrough album It's A Shame About Ray. The album contained a cover of Simon And Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson," which became the band's biggest hit. Their songs hit the right chord with people then who were just beginning to fall in love with alternative music.
Now, we're about to experience it firsthand as The Lemonheads finally come to Manila! On December 4, 2014, the band will be playing at Whitespace, Pasong Tamo extension Makati, for a one-night-only affair together with Itchyworms & Ciudad.
Seeing as many of us were just celebrating our first birthday when the band first emerged in the '80s, what we need is a little primer! So we plucked five of their most-viewed songs from YouTube to get you all excited for their concert here! Tama na muna ang mga raves, guys!
1) "Mrs. Robinson"
Sing it: "And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you will know. God bless you, please, Mrs. Robinson. Heaven holds a place for those who pray"
What the #KOT could learn: That we should pray more. Because heaven holds a special place for those who pray.
2) "It's A Shame About Ray"