The Modern Lovers by 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.  

Vinyl LP £19.74 MOVLP1681C

180g silver coloured vinyl reissue LP on Music On Vinyl. Edition of 3500 numbered copies.

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The Modern Lovers by The Modern Lovers
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10/10 Jack 15th May 2016

If you are looking for the missing link in between the Velvet Underground and the Ramones, buy this record. There were a few essential bands from this time period - the NY Dolls, the Dictators and the Modern Lovers. Here, on their groundbreaking 1st artefact, the Modern Lovers rock with the stripped down essentials of serpentine organ, sparse guitar strumming, and basic drum beats. If you don't own it, you're missing out on one of the true unheralded classics of rock and roll.

Listen; and fly into the mystery.


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