The Lemonheads ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ is Rough Trade’s Best Reissue Of The Year

Rough Trade have just announced that The Lemonheads 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’  is their #1 Reissue Of The Year! To celebrate the news have a Limited Edition Exclusive White 1XLP + Green 7” Single available in-store and online.

#1/100 The Lemonheads – It’s A Shame About Ray (30th Anniversary Edition)

The Lemonheads seminal album ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’, lovingly reissued for it’s 30th Anniversary. The long overdue reissue includes a slew of extra material, including an unreleased ‘My Drug Buddy’ KCRW session track from 1992 featuring Juliana Hatfield, B-sides from singles ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ and ‘Confetti’, a track from the ‘Mrs. Robinson/Being Round’ EP, alongside demos that will be released for the first time on vinyl. This reissue celebrates their prestigious fifth album, these deluxe bookback editions feature new liner notes and unseen photos.

“Transporting us back to the heady, carefree days of ’92, Fire Records treat us to this long overdue reissue of Lemonheads’ classic It’s A Shame About Ray. Bolstered by a slew of extra material, including unreleased tracks, B-sides and rarities. A record of simplistic beauty presenting both punk energy and laidback charm it is a pleasure to revisit this stellar release, now enhanced with the extras and aesthetic it deserves.”  Rough Trade

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A 30-minute insight into what it’s like to live hard and fast and loose and happy with like-minded buddies, fuelled by a shared love for similar bands and drugs and booze and freedom.

The Lemonheads ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)



How the lovable puppy of The Lemonheads went to the dark side.. a deceptively complex collection of melodic garage-pop heartbreakers

★★★★ MOJO

Ray sounds revelatory in its restlessness, mixing college pop with country flair and relocating Gus Van Sant’s Portland atmosphere to New England.

Pitchfork ★★★★½


★★★★★ Louder Than War