Rock ‘N’ Roll with the Modern Lovers – Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers

I decided to listen to this after remembering a classic Legs and Co. moment on Top of The Pops. The ladies were dressed as ancient Egyptians, well of course they were, and flounced around the stage with a dancing pantomime camel. Google it if you dare, you may die laughing or choke on your own vomit, it depends where you sit on the rock music seriousness index. Actually watching it now, it could be a curious bit of intentional TOTP surrealism, but I doubt it. It is almost as inappropriate as a covers band doing the Velvets Heroin in a club of middle-aged ladies, which I witnessed at a friend’s mother’s birthday party. I spoke to the singer afterwards and said they should have renamed it Valium, they would have been right on the money.
If you listened to the first album by the Modern lovers you would be forgiven if you thought that this was a different band with the same name. I really don’t like this much and I think the first album beckons.
Micro review; The difficult third album (aren’t all third albums difficult)

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2 thoughts on “Rock ‘N’ Roll with the Modern Lovers – Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers

  1. Hi there, thanks for pressing “follow” on my blog, I have reciprocated & look forward to having a more leisurely look around.
    While this LP is not as good as the first 2 Modern Lovers records the tour of the UK was a delight. The band had plenty of material, were enjoying the increased popularity & had a juggler as a support act ! J.R. was taking requests & we called for “New Teller”, a track released only on “Beserkeley Chartbusters Vol 1”. A quick glance at the band & they only bloody played it. A great moment.

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