Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers 'Rock ‘n’ Roll With The Modern Lovers' LP
Pre-order. Due 16th September.
Available CD & LP, with an exclusive red variant for Independent Retail While his desire was for his band to be more of an acoustic/harmony based endeavor, Jonathan was blindsided when his true debut was overtaken by a compilation of early recordings. Singles like “Roadrunner” and “Pablo Picasso” were in the forefront – but that did
not deter Jonathan. After original drummer David Robinson left, (eventually finding success with Hall of Famers, The Cars), Richman hired D. Sharpe, and the band recorded and released the aptly titled Rock ‘n’ Roll With The Modern Lovers.Now, one might wonder how “rock ‘n’ roll” and album with songs titled “Ice Cream Man,” “Dodge
Veg-O-Matic,” and a version of “Wheels On The Bus” is – but, Greil Marcus called it “the purist Rock and Roll album I’ve heard this year.” And, due to the UK fascination with the band’s perceived debut, “Egyptian Reggae” hit #5 on the singles charts! The date is 1977. Revel in where the “real” Jonathan Richman story started, and how it evolves. His true, Beserkley catalog is available once again. The way Jonathan intended.
Catalogue number: OVLP488
Label: Omnivore Recordings