Back in time
25 August 2021
Anniversary album: THE MODERN LOVERS
Released: 25 August 1976 – 45 years ago
Pitchfork said: “What reads as contradiction is simply one effect of Richman’s
irresistible inclusiveness. It’s what sets him apart from the Velvets, the Ramones,
the Stooges and the like acts attracted to themes that matched their ragged sounds.
Richman’s music is tough, but he is not. Richman’s music is tough, but he is not. He
loves the old world, he loves the modern world. He loves rock’n’roll, he loves girls, he
loves America, and most importantly, he loves you.” Full review here. Score: 9/10.
Turn Up The Volume: The roadrunner’s awesome Velvet Underground-like (but
more fun) debut longplayer marked the start of a very long career and still going.
THE MODERN LOVERS: History