Born in Natick, Massachusetts, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jonathan Richman began playing music and writing his own songs in the mid-60s. While in Boston, Richman formed the Modern Lovers,
a proto-punk garage rock band. Other notable members of the group were
keyboard player Jerry Harrison and drummer David Robinson, who later
joined Talking Heads and the Cars, respectively.
In 1975, Richman
moved to California to record as a solo singer/songwriter. In January
1976, Richman put together a new version of the Modern Lovers, which
included original Modern Lovers drummer, David Robinson, along with
former Rubinoos bassist Greg 'Curly' Keranen and Leroy Radcliffe on
guitar. The albums produced by the new group found Richman turning away
from electric rock music towards gentler acoustic textures, with a
strong rooting in 50s rock and roll.
The album Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
was released in May 1976, three months before the earlier The Modern
Lovers sessions were finally released known as their eponymous
self-titled debut studio album.
Available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on silver coloured vinyl.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on silver coloured vinyl