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Disappointly derivative, immature & over-rated,
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Other reviewers are correct: there is no comparison between this and later Lemonheads' albums such as IASAR. But their reasons are wrong: Creator is the effort that is sorely lacking. Merely OK even for a couple of youngsters, production quality is not so good, as the vocals are not clear on some tracks, and that is a shame because Evan Dando's voice reminds me of Elvis Costello. Furthermore the bass playing cannot hold a candle to Juliana Hatfield's on IASAR. Most of these songs were written by Ben Deily and they just don't hold a candle to Dando's later work. Comparisons of Deily-Dando to other song writing duos are ludicrous; Dando can be reasonably compared to Paul McCartney especially in terms of "pop sensibility" but Deily is NO John Lennon. This is of historical interest only, unlike some other band's overlooked early works, such as Green Day's Kerplunk which is indisputably excellent.
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Initial post: Mar 24, 2009 11:57:46 AM PDT
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Posted on Sep 19, 2009 7:59:46 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
The reviewer reveals the depth of his knowledge of modern music by referring to Kerplunk, a record which has sold millions of copies worldwide, as "overlooked."
"Lemonheads" records following Lick were simply Evan Dando's attempts to make some money by recording lightweight pop songs, many written by others. It's apples and oranges, like a jazz fan accidentally buying a reggae record then reviewing it by saying they don't like reggae so the record sucked. If you were too simple to realize that the cotton candy you crave couldn't be found here, just sell the thing and block your ears when Dando plays Deily's songs at his concerts.
In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 5:56:21 PM PDT
George Jempty says:
Try getting your facts straight, Kerplunk has most decidedly *not* sold "million(s)" worldwide, confirm this through Wikipedia. And I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree but where's Deily now? Pretty much nowhere. And to say that Dando merely makes money from lightweight pop songs completely dismisses his covers of Gram Parsons' songs, etc.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013 7:30:42 PM PST
George Jempty says:
"The reviewer reveals the depth of his knowledge of modern music by referring to Kerplunk, a record which has sold millions of copies worldwide, as "overlooked.""
Hey Dookie Head, I think you were thinking of Dookie, not Kerplunk.
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