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The Modern Lovers
The Modern Lovers

The Modern Lovers was the debut album from Jonathan Richman's band of the same name and was an immediate critical and commercial success. It's opening track Roadrunner was an instant classic and is now deservedly iconic but there are nine more post Velvet Underground pre-punk tracks to dig into. The album influenced scores of musicians including the Sex Pistols and Talking Heads and paved the way for the subsequent punk and new-wave movements.  

The Modern Lovers

Led by Lou Reed-fanboy supreme Jonathan Richman, The Modern Lovers were and still are renowned for their upbeat summer rock sounds. Live sees the band play perhaps their sweetest songs, with generally unworried and happy songs. Great summer sounds to lend your night that stylish vintage edge.

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
Back In Your Life

Back In Your Life by Jonanthan Richman and the Modern Lovers was originally released in 1979. It’s a bit of an about turn in comparison to the Velvet Underground-meets-punk groove of Modern Lovers classic self-titled debut. The songs here, take inspiration from the ‘50s and early ‘60s, but because it’s Jonathan Richman, he still manages to write endlessly listenable love songs and songs about bees like no other artist can. 

The Modern Lovers
Rock 'N' Roll With The Modern Lovers

Containing the hit cover version of ‘Egyptian Reggae’ that gave them a Top Five hit in the UK, Rock ‘N’ Roll With The Modern Lovers was the second LP released by Jonathan Richman’s band under the moniker Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, and contains virtually everything you need to know about this cult figure’s aesthetic. 

Jonathan Richman

Vinyl version of last year’s SA studio album by the legendary Jonathan Richman, former leader of The Modern Lovers and one of the most influential figures in indie music. This is a collection of raga-inspired music, sparked when Richman read a book about 19th century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. I route to the 'Astral Plane' perhaps? Eh? Eh?

The Modern Lovers
96 Tears