Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Don't feel so alone, got the radio on...

While browsing through today's CD releases I discovered the reissue of a remastered and expanded edition of the Modern Lovers' self titled album. While I can't speak for the quality of this particular reissue, I can speak for the quality of the album itself. Recorded primarily in 1972 (that's 4 years before the Ramones debut, if anyone is counting) and produced by John Cale, these songs were intended to be demos, but the group disbanded before being able to record a proper album. The songs are raw, but Jonathan Richman's wide eyed worldview lends them an innocent charm. Richman went on to solo "success," but this proto-punk classic is where its at.

Check out the two chord rave-up of "Roadrunner."



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