The Modern Lovers

Formed 1970. Disbanded 1974
The Modern Lovers
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The Modern Lovers

The Modern Lovers Biography (Wikipedia)

The Modern Lovers was an American rock band led by Jonathan Richman in the 1970s and 1980s. The original band existed from 1970 to 1974 but their recordings were not released until 1976 or later. It featured Richman and bassist Ernie Brooks with drummer David Robinson (later of The Cars) and keyboardist Jerry Harrison (later of Talking Heads). The sound of the band owed a great deal to the influence of the Velvet Underground, and is now sometimes classed as "proto-punk". It pointed the way towards much of the punk rock, new wave, alternative and indie rock music of later decades. Their only album, the eponymous The Modern Lovers, contained idiosyncratic songs about dating awkwardness, growing up in Massachusetts, and love of life and the USA.

Later, between 1976 and 1988, Richman used the name Modern Lovers for a variety of backing bands, always billed as "Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers". These bands were quieter and featured more low-key, often near-childlike songs as Richman drew on folk-rock and other genres. Of Richman's original bandmates, only Robinson was part of any of the other Modern Lovers incarnations.

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Hospital
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Hospital
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The Morning Of Our Lives
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The Morning Of Our Lives
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Pablo Picasso
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Pablo Picasso
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Astral Plane
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Astral Plane
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
Roadrunner
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Roadrunner
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Roadrunner
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Roadrunner
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Someone I Care About
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Someone I Care About
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Egyptian Reggae
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Egyptian Reggae
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I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms
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I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms
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I'm Straight
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I'm Straight
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Girlfriend
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Girlfriend

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Modern World
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Modern World
Jonathan Richman
Hospital
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Hospital
Jonathan Richman
Those Conga Drums
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Those Conga Drums
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She Cracked
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She Cracked
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Roadrunner (Twice)
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Roadrunner (Twice)
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Dodge Veg-O-Matic
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Dodge Veg-O-Matic
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Ice Cream Man
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Ice Cream Man
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Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste
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Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste
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