It's a Shame About Ray is the fifth album by American alternative rock band The Lemonheads. It was released on June 2, 1992. Tom Morgan of Australian band Smudge helped author the album, The Robb Brothers produced, and Juliana Hatfield played bass and sang backing vocals on some songs
If I make it through today I'll know tomorrow not to leave my feelings out on display I'll put the cobwebs back in place I've never been too good with names But I remember faces. About It’s a Shame About Ray. Evan Dando said this in an interview with Kathie Lee and Regis: It’s a story about a specific imaginary person who has disappeared. It’s a Shame About Ray" Track Info. Release Date June 2, 1992.
Breezing by in under half an hour, the album is a simple collection of sunny melodies and hooks, delivered with typical nonchalance by Dando. Dando's laid-back observations of middle-class outcasts are minor gems.
It was actually added before their next release Come On Feel The Lemonheads (1993). It's A Shame About Ray, their fourth release, was the album that pushed the band into the spotlight, after a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" that was recorded to coincide with the release of The Graduate (with Dustin Hoffman) onto video. The cover is fun but sounds rushed. It's the longest, weakest song on the album and was only added to the re-released version of the album. It's in stark contrast to the opening track, "Rockin' Stroll"
Rockin Stroll - Remastered.
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The 90’s have been over for a very very long time and this album is just about 20 years old. It’s a bit shocking to know how much this has aged, and yet remain a classic
|1||It's A Shame About Ray
Music By, Words By – Evan DandoWords By – Tom Morgan
|2||Alison's Starting To Happen (Acoustic)
Written-By – Evan Dando
Written-By – Evan Dando
|4||Different Drum (Acoustic)
Written-By – Mike Nesmith*
|A7423CD, 7567-85908-2||Lemonheads*||It's A Shame About Ray (CD, Single)||Atlantic, Atlantic||A7423CD, 7567-85908-2||Europe||1992|
|A5764C, 7567-85764-4||Lemonheads*||It's A Shame About Ray (Cass, Single)||Atlantic, Atlantic||A5764C, 7567-85764-4||UK & Europe||1993|
|7567-85908-2||Lemonheads*||It's A Shame About Ray (CD, Maxi)||Atlantic||7567-85908-2||Australia||1992|
|A7423, 7567-87423-7||Lemonheads*||It's A Shame About Ray (7", Single)||Atlantic, Atlantic||A7423, 7567-87423-7||UK & Europe||1992|
|PRCD 4587-2||Lemonheads*||It's A Shame About Ray (CD, Single, Promo)||Atlantic||PRCD 4587-2||US||1992|