who and what was Lick?
They were primarily a Lemonheads cover band, playing only one show at the Annandale Hotel in October 1991. This was way before any Tom Morgan/Evan Dando song collaborations, in fact, Lick had never even rehearsed together. Nic learnt the songs by drumming along to a Lemonheads tape on his walkman, Tom is a huge Lemonhead fan, so he already new all the songs and Evan, well, he is a Lemonhead.
So after The Cruel Three (3 from the Cruel Sea), Smudgestar (Smudge with Nic on bass) and half a solo set from Evan, Lick took to the stage playing about 10 or 11 songs from all three Lemonheads' albums up to Lovey, including Different Drum, Rabbit and Crazy.
ten years on...
Top three photos by Rob Murphy, Annandale Hotel, October 1991. Please ask before reusing.
Bottom two photos by Adam Gibson, Corner Hotel, Melbourne 17th October 2001. Please ask before reusing.