at Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
9th May 2007
Review by Andrew Hebden from The Press & Journal
Evan Dando has trodden more glamorous stages and played to bigger crowds than that assembled at the Lemon Tree last night, but the charismatic lead singer of the Lemonheads, the pop punk band who reached the heights of their success in the early 1990s, showed no signs of fatigue as he treated the packed crowd to a whistlestop tour of the band's best-loved numbers.
While it is not easy to squeeze two decades' worth of material into a 90-minute set, the Lemonheads did their best, barely giving the assembled throng a chance to catch their breath between numbers.
It was when Dando took to the stage alone, that the intimacy of the occasion really came to the fore. For a short period it really was like having a musical legend strumming his guitar in your front room.
Alas, the gig was over all too soon, minus hits such as the celebrated cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic Mrs Robinson. Perhaps they will be back soon to full in the gaps.