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If "Roadrunner" were the only song the Modern Lovers ever recorded, they would still go down in history as one of the most important bands of the pre-punk era. Boston-bred loner Jonathan Richman's brainchild was one of the very the first bands (of the many thousands) directly influenced by the Velvet Underground. "Roadrunner" itself is a jubilant, unspeakably perfect swipe of VU's "Sister Ray" and, as the story goes, Richman was such a huge fan of the band that he used to sleep on the couch of their recording studio. The rest of the The Modern Lovers, is a triumph of simple pre-punk that, thanks to Richman's almost childlike innocence, continually subverts the nihilism of punk and replaces it with a level of honesty that at times makes the listener uncomfortable. Richman's unabashed loneliness, his willingness to express his total isolation, and, most importantly, his desire for inclusion goes beyond creating a "sensitive guy" persona. What comes out is a bizarro honesty that calls into question how in touch with reality Richman really is. People just don't say the corny things he says without coming off looking like a fake, but Richman does, and always has. This founding incarnation of the Modern Lovers didn't last long, mainly because the music Richman wanted to make was far less aggressive than the jagged pre-punk of that band. Still the music they recorded stands as a blueprint for countless bands, in much the same way that the first VU albums do.

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Abdul And Cleopatra  Modern Lovers Abdul And Cleopatra 7"   2 listed $6 - $9 View All
  Modern Lovers Astral Plane 7"   1 listed $8  Details 
  Modern Lovers Back In Your Life LP   3 listed $11 - $48 View All
Live  Modern Lovers Live LP, CD   12 listed $6 - $79 View All
Live At The Longbranch Saloon  Modern Lovers Live At The Longbranch Saloon CD   3 listed $18 - $54 View All
  Modern Lovers Live Featuring Vic Juris LP   1 listed $35  Details 
Longbranch  Modern Lovers Longbranch LP   1 listed $199  Details 
The Modern Lovers  Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers LP, CD   12 listed $10 - $199 View All
The Morning Of Our Lives  Modern Lovers The Morning Of Our Lives 7"   11 listed $4 - $9 View All
New England  Modern Lovers New England 7"   4 listed $8 - $15 View All
  Modern Lovers The Original Modern Lovers LP   1 listed $43  Details 
  Modern Lovers Precise Modern Lovers CD   1 listed $17  Details 
Rock And Roll With The Modern Lovers  Modern Lovers Rock And Roll With The Modern Lovers LP   1 listed $16  Details 
Rock 'n' Roll With The Modern Lovers  Modern Lovers Rock 'n' Roll With The Modern Lovers LP, CD   8 listed $10 - $42 View All
  Modern Lovers [same] CD   1 listed $6  Details 
  Modern Lovers S/t-jonathan Richman-'76 Garage Rock,punk-new Lp Mov LP   1 listed $28  Details 
  Modern Lovers S/t-with Jonathan Richman-'76 Garage Rock,punk-new Lp LP   1 listed $31  Details 
  Modern Lovers (jonathon Richman) I'm Just Beginning To Love 12"   1 listed $7  Details 
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