MODERN LOVERS 'Modern Lovers' LP
One of the great ‘lost’ albums in rock history, Modern Lovers offered listeners a bridge between the Velvet Underground and the birth of punk. It also introduced them to Jonathan Richman, a most underrated songwriter. The Modern Lovers’ only proper album is actually a collection of demos recorded with John Cale in the early 70s. They were never released until 1976, by which time the band had long passed. The classic tracks available here include ‘Pablo Picasso’, ‘She Cracked’ and ‘Roadrunner’, the subliminal influence at work behind Cornershop’s ‘Brimful Of Asha’. Richman’s aching vocals, often seemingly on the point of collapse, provide the sort of direct emotional connection that great rock ‘n’ roll has always been about.