This is the eponymous debut studio album by the American Rock band The Modern Lovers,
originally released in 1976. Six tracks ("Roadrunner", "Astral Plane",
"Old World", "Pablo Picasso", "She Cracked" and "Someone I Care About")
were produced by John Cale. They influenced numerous aspiring punk rock
musicians on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Sex Pistols,
whose early cover of "Roadrunner" was placed on The Great Rock 'n' Roll
Swindle. The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must
Hear Before You Die. In 2003, the album was listed on Rolling Stone
magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The Modern Lovers
were formed in 1970 by teenage singer, songwriter, guitarist Jonathan
Richman, augmented with Jerry Harrison (keyboards), Ernie Brooks (bass)
and David Robinson (drums), with Richman's friend and original band
member John Felice joining them occasionally.
The Modern Lovers is available as a limited edition of 3500 individually numbered copies on silver coloured vinyl.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Limited edition of 3500 individually numbered copies on silver coloured vinyl