Evan Dando touches bottom

7 Years Later, Evan Dando Sings About Touching Bottom

The album, at that point, was mostly in the can, having been recorded in fits and starts, as Mr. Dando traveled the world to find friends and producers who would help him reconstruct his confidence. And so it is that most of the songs that Mr. Dando must now perform sober were recorded when he was so drunk he could barely stand up. He has an uncanny ability to recall the details of his binges and what songs were produced during them. “This one,” he said, pressing the play button for “All My Life,” an acoustic song drenched with regret about letting the years slide by, “that’s after half a bottle of white rum at a party.”

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