"The Lemonheads" are an indie, alternative and punk band from the United States. Since forming, recording, and touring lineups of the band have included John Strohm (Blake Babies), Corey Loog Brennan, Juliana Hatfield, Nic Dalton (Godstar, Sneeze, The Plunderers), Dave Ryan, Patrick "Murph" Murphy (Dinosaur Jr), Bill Gibson (Eastern Dark), Mark Newman, Kenny Lyon, and various others.
The Lemonheads were formed by Evan Dando and Ben Deily, in high school, at the Commonwealth School in Boston, MA circa 1986. At this stage they played very snotty punk rock, and were briefly known as the Whelps, until a name change in 1987 led to the birth of the Lemonheads, a candy which Dando noted was sweet on the inside, and sour on the outside, possibly a metaphor for the band's sound. Their very first recording as a group was titled ''Laughing All the Way to the Cleaners.'' Dando enrolled at Skidmore College, but couldn't maintain his grades and dropped out to pursue a career as a musician. Having signed to local label Taang! Records, the Lemonheads released the albums ''Hate Your Friends'',''Creator'', and ''Lick'' with Deily and Dando sharing lead vocals and songwriting duties un...
|years active||1984 -|
|origin||Boston, United States|