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The Modern Lovers

The Modern Lovers
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Description: Jonathan Richman's nasal little kid's voice and playful innocence turned out to be a perfect detour for the still-young punk movement in the mid-'70s. This 12-song, 1976 album, actually a collection of demos from earlier in the decade, opens with the ultimate Boston driving anthem, "Roadrunner." In addition to its fun, straightforward guitar-and-keyboard songs, such as the anti-drug "She Cracked," the loopy "Pablo Picasso" and the rocking-secretary "Government Center," the album is notable for historical reasons. David Robinson was the Lovers' drummer before he joined the Cars, Jerry Harri ... (more)
Manufacturer: Rhino / Wea
Release date: 12 September 1989
EAN: 0081227009120 UPC: 081227009120
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"It played a part in me finding my guitar tone. I heard it when I’d just turned 18. They were so energetic, so young. And “Pablo Picasso” is basically just the same chord all the way through! Now that’s cool. - unknown, cached website didn't attribute the quote"

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"This proto-punk classic produced mostly by John Cale introduces Jonathan Richman as the needy geek with a faux-naive slant on love, life and the teen thang. Standout track: “Roadrunner”"

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