Album: The Lemonheads, Hotel Sessions (Hall Of Records)

Evan Dando says he'd always wanted to make an album for $53 ($50 Walkman, $3 tape), and one Sunday night in 1992 or 1993 – he can't remember which – in a hotel room in Bondi, Australia, he did it.

HS consists of 13 acoustic versions of songs – complete with tape hiss and spoken intros – many of which would become some of the band's best known, but two of which never saw the light of day. A charming companion piece to The Best of... that's out next week.