Back in time
25 August 2021
Band: THE MODERN LOVERS fronted by Jonathan Richman
Active: Since 1970, still going (solo) / 8 studio LPs with the band
and 17 solo ones.
Anniversary album: THE MODERN LOVERS
Released: 25 August 1976 – 45 years ago
Pitchfork said: “What reads as contradiction is simply one effect of Richman’s
irresistible inclusiveness. It’s what sets him apart from the Velvets, the Ramones,
the Stooges and the like acts attracted to themes that matched their ragged sounds.
Richman’s music is tough, but he is not. Richman’s music is tough, but he is not. He
loves the old world, he loves the modern world. He loves rock’n’roll, he loves girls, he
loves America, and most importantly, he loves you.” Full review here. Score: 9/10.
Turn Up The Volume: The roadrunner’s awesome Velvet Underground-like (but
more fun) debut longplayer marked the start of a very long career and still going.
THE MODERN LOVERS: History
Will Oldham aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy about his
long-time idol Jonathan Richman who turned 70 today…
Happy 70, roadrunner…
16 May 2021
Jonathan Michael Richman was born 16 May 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Happy 70 to the charming and down-to-earth frontman of The Modern Lovers.
He started his musical journey back in 1970 and is still active solo.
You certainly know these two JR classics…
– EGYPTIAN REGGAE – (1977)
– ROADRUNNER – 1972
JONATHAN RICHMAN: Discography – Website
The best of the past…
Every week Turn Up The Volume jumps into the past! Relive 25 Crackers and
3 Top Albums per year/per week. Here’s the first year punk showed up: 1976.
Here’s the 25 KILLER TRACKS selection…
Here are 3 TOP ALBUMS…
– Self-titled RAMONES debut LP –
– Self-titled BLONDIE debut LP –
– ‘Stupidity‘ – Live LP by DR. FEELGOOD –