Songs You May Have Missed #567


The Lemonheads: “The Outdoor Type” (1996)

Evan Dando’s warm voice and simple, accessible, and slightly subversive songwriting is on display in this easy country-rock-via-Gram Parsons gem.

From a few years after his band’s period of greatest success, which Dando’s struggles with addiction helped derail. Car Button Cloth was recorded while Dando was in the process of working toward sobriety.

Lyrical highlight:

I can’t go away with you on a rock climbing weekend/

What if something’s on TV and it’s never shown again?


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