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Playlist 18 November

Mickey Bradley | 09:40 UK time, Friday, 19 November 2010

Jonathan Richman's diatribe against all things stoned starts tonight's show  and I loved hearing the story that he used to stand up in Cambridge Common in Massachussetts and shout out that he wasn't stoned, he wasn't a hippie. This was the late 1960s when I can only assume that he was surrounded by those of a hippie persuasion, presumably sitting on the grass. Hiding it in case the cops came, as the joke goes. As an old punk rocker, in both senses of the world,  Jonathan's words cheer me up and make me want to play his records even more. Of course, many of those hippies went on to invent things that we now use to listen to the Modern Lovers today. Not that JR would have any truck with such items, of course.

Modern Lovers - I'm Straight 
!Action Pact! All Purpose Action Footwear
Boyfriends - Don't Want No Body
Devo - Gut Feeling/ Slap Your Mammy
Ian Dury - Clever Trevor
Teardrop Explodes - Bouncing Babies
Johnny Thunders & Patti Paladin - Can't Seem To Make You Mine
 Seeds - A Thousand Shadows
 Young Marble Giants - The Man Amplifier
 Minny Pops - Dolphin Spurt
 Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says
 Outcasts - Love Is For Sops
Monochrome Set - Cast A Long Shadow

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