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Car Button Cloth [CD]

Lemonheads Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (9 Sep 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Tag / Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002JX2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,737 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. It's All True 2:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. If I Could Talk I'd Tell You 2:450.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Break Me 3:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Hospital 2:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Outdoor Type 2:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Losing Your Mind 5:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Something's Missing 2:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Knoxville Girl 3:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. 6IX 2:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. C'mon Daddy 3:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. One More Time 2:380.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Tenderfoot 2:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Secular Rockulidge 5:300.79  Buy MP3 

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Halfway to Greatness 12 Jun 2008
Format:Audio CD
`Car Button Cloth' The Lemonheads's set from 1996, seems to be a perfect encapsulation of main man Evan Dando's shambolic talent. The first five or six songs on this record are brilliant: hugely melodic, slacker indie-pop numbers like `If I Could Talk I'd Tell You' with its chiming guitar line, the sub-Dinosaur Jr rock of `Break Me' and the infectiously catchy `Hospital' are tossed off seemingly with ease. I also love the wryly amusing `Outdoor Type' about the little fibs one tells to try to impress a new girlfriend.

These tracks race by leave a big smile on your face, but after `Losing My Mind' with its more experimental air and mumbled vocals the quality does drop sharply. `Something's Missing', `Tenderfoot' and the tedious closing instrumental `Secular Rockulidge' are uninspired indie-thrash whilst `Knoxville Girl' is an unaffecting pseudo-country number. `6ix' is quite amusing, inspired as it is by the film `Se7en' but overall the second half of the record is disappointing.

`It's A Shame About Ray' remains the band's most consistently excellent record but this CD has enough bright moments to make it worth having.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
His songs are induced by jaded tales of country heartbreak, reen leaves and finishing your Paella. Assisted by regular contributors Eugene Kelley (Vaselines) and Tom Morgan (of Australian band Smudge) Dando has constructed such a well varied yet cohesive slab of 13 song precision. Throughout "Car Button Cloth" Dando displays the trademark Lemonheads melody, pedal steel, light rock and vocal whispers. Prime cuts include single "If I could talk I'd tell you", "Tenderfoot", "The outdoor type" and "Hospital". Cant wait for that solo album.
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By McField
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
While not up to the same standard as It's a Shame About Ray (who could really improve on that album?), this album is a good follow-up to Come on and Feel the Lemonheads. Contains a good mix of songs, ranging from alt country to pop rock, with the first half a dozen songs very good, the Outdoor Type a personal highlight, before it runs out of steam a bit towards the end.

If you're a fan, then you'll find a lot to like here. If you're not a fan, this won't win you over.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comercial but full of quality 5 Oct 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio Cassette
The Lemonheads made it big in 1992 with 'It's a Shame About Ray'is the Lemonheads just Evan Dando? He has had a log haul with drugs now does he come out the other side in tact. The song you would have heard on the radio is 'It's All True' which makes you tap your toes. Evan shows on this album that he can still play and write songs with the best of them, he is a excellent song writer and sadly lazy, as we would all like to hear from him more often. I think lyrically this is the best album this Boston band has yet offered, it may not be as commercial but is full of quality.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hidden meaning of C'mon Daddy 9 Feb 2001
By "tomthedog" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I only recently bought this CD. It has some real gems, especially The Outdoor Type, which I'd heard in the film The Tao of Steve... but the only reason I'm writing this review is because I only just realized what the song C'mon Daddy is about.
Here are some lyrics: "I feel like Steven is my father but I don't know why/But I realized it when I looked in his eyes.... Didn't know I was your baby until the age of nine/Didn't know I was your babe for such a long long time..."
The real giveaway: "Now we're back in the saddle..." I still can't believe I didn't get it the first time. It's a song about how Liv Tyler discovered that Steven Tyler of Aerosmith was her real father!
I'm sorry, but that is just so damned clever it kills me. And for that alone (plus much much more) you should buy this album. And what the hell, buy It's a Shame About Ray, too.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly their best effort 26 Sep 2000
By KD - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
After the two excellent albums that preceded it ("It's a Shame" and "Come on Feel"), I was sure that Evan Dando could not outdo himself again. I was wrong. Four years after its release, I still find myself listening to this CD quite often.
This is the most diverse album in the Lemonheads catalog -- it mixes pop, punk, country, folk & metal into one surprisingly cohesive disc. "Car Button Cloth" is full of strong songs from start to finish.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe Evan Dando's Best Album... 17 Oct 1998
By John Orfield - Published on Amazon.com
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After the tragedy of "Come On Feel The Lemonheads", fans had to expect the worst BUT Evan surprised us with this brilliant album. With a new group of "Lemonheads" behind him, Dando puts his best foot forward. Gone is the goofiness that made "Come On..." such a waste of time. Instead we have beautiful songs ("The Outdoor Type", "C'mon Daddy"), upbeat songs ("If I Could Talk I'd Tell You"), and songs with guitar crunch ("6ix", "Something's Missing"). Murph (Dinosaur Jr.) is superb on drums and Dando's "Break Me" sounds a little like a J. Mascis song.
The more I listen to this album, the more it reminds me of "Lovey"... which is a good thing for us Lemonheads fans who still have painful memories of "Come On Feel The Lemonheads". Thanks Evan....
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4.0 out of 5 stars the lemonheads rule 14 April 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Another stellar album from Evan Dando and company, Car, Button, Cloth, is a much darker album then previous efforts but it's the most diverse sounding musically and that is why it's the best in my opinion. The songs are smart and have a twisted humor to them, whether it's Outdoor type (about a couch potato afraid of nature), or C'on Daddy (about Liv and Steven Tyler), you can't go wrong. The Lemonheads are probably one of the most underrated bands ever and Dando can write a catchy tune in his sleep, hopefully they will again release another album, but most likely this was their last effort.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars none of these things sank!! 22 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
What an excellent album. I hope theres more coming from them. Having a five year old daughter, everytime I heard "goodnight daddy" (from C'mon Daddy), it moved me (ok, a tear came to my eye). Theres some offbeat gems like "Outdoor Type",and "Knoxville Girl", and some rockers like "Secular Rockulidge" as well. My favorite is "Hospital". Does anyone know if there is more from these guys?
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