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The Modern Lovers
Jonathan Richman Discography - Albums, Singles, EPs, Bootlegs, Promos, Compilations, Books, Films, etc
 

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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 Harrison was keyboardist before he joined Talking Heads, and ex-Velvet Underground violist John Cale produced half the tracks. Steve Knopper


 Tracks
1
Roadrunner (Jonathan Richman)
04:04
2
Astral Plane (Jonathan Richman)
02:58
3
Old World (Jonathan Richman)
04:00
4
Pablo Picasso (Jonathan Richman)
04:19
5
She Cracked (Jonathan Richman)
02:53
6
Hospital (Jonathan Richman)
05:29
7
Someone I Care About (Jonathan Richman)
03:36
8
Girlfriend (Jonathan Richman)
03:52
9
Modern World (Jonathan Richman)
03:42
10
I'm Straight
Bonus track on Beserkley/Line, Rhino & Rev-Ola reissues (track 6 or 7)
(Jonathan Richman)
04:15
11
Dignified And Old
Bonus track on Rhino & Rev-Ola reissues (track 6 or 11)
(Jonathan Richman)
12
Government Center
Bonus track on Rhino & Rev-Ola reissues (track 12)
(Jonathan Richman)


 Releases
Label Format Cat no
Date
Beserkley LP BZ 0050 (a)
Unknown
Beserkley LP JBZ 0050 (a)
Unknown
Home Of The Hits LP HH-1910 (b)
1976
Beserkley Cass BSERC-1 (c)
1977
Beserkley LP BSERK 1 (d)
10/1977
Rhino LP (a)
1986
Line CD BECD 9.00501 (e)
1987
Rhino CD R2 70091 (e)
1989
Rhino CD RN70091 (a)
1989
Rev-Ola CD CREV 007CD (f)
02/1993
Get Back LP GET 66 (e)
2000


Sources
(a) Early Jojo/Lovers Sessionography (2000) http://users.ids.net/~dmsr/sessionography.html [8 Dec 2000].
(b) Mitchell T. (1999). There's Something About Jonathan. Great Britian. Peter Owen Publishers.
(c) Detailed on back of Morning Of Our Lives single BZZ7.
(d) Mitchell T. and Rippon S. (1997). Jonathan Richman. Record Collector. (210): 54-8.
(e) Simes' Record Collection.
(f) Record - Simes' Record Collection.  Date - Mitchell T. and Rippon S. (1997). Jonathan Richman. Record Collector. (210): 54-8.





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