Modern Lovers '88

July 5, 2011 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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2:35
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 5, 2011
  • Release Date: July 5, 2011
  • Label: New Rounder
  • Copyright: (C) 1987 Rounder Records Manufactured and distributed by Concord Music Group
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  • Total Length: 29:55
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  • ASIN: B0058WA5TG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,621 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gena Chereck on October 10, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The sheer joy on this disc is palpable and pervasive. After brief stints at Sire (1983's Jonathan Sings!), Twin Tone (1985's Rockin' And Romance), and Upside (1986's It's Time For Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers) -- by the way, will these albums EVER be brought back into print?! -- perhaps Jonathan anticipated a longer, happier relationship with his then-new label, Rounder. (He would go on to record six more albums for the label from 1989 to 1995.) And although he had spent a great deal of time in California before this album, he seems especially inspired by his surroundings on tunes like "New Kind of Neighborhood," "I Love Hot Nights," "California Desert Party," and "Circle I" (a rollicking ode to a produce-growing "ranch out West"). Life as a family-man seems to have informed other tracks: On "I Have Come Out to Play," he paints a vivid portrait of childhood, complete with bike-riding, a "purple squirt gun," and leaping up from the dinner table to play outside some more before the sun goes down; the how-we-fell-in-love ballad "Everything's Gotta Be Right" is sort of a precursor to "Just for Fun" and "A Higher Power"; "Gail Loves Me," an ode to his then-wife, contains few lyrics beyond the title phrase but now seems rather poignant in light of later events (see 1996's Surrender To Jonathan and 1998's I'm So Confused). The opener "Dancin' Late at Night" and the instrumental "African Lady" are fun throwaways; but my favorite track -- "When Harpo Played His Harp," a tribute to the late, silent Marx Brother -- shows a rare serious side of Richman. Musically, the influence of '50s and early '60s rock 'n' roll can be heard in almost every track.Read more ›
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lead Guitarist of the Manic-Cures on November 6, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Wow. The "Professional" reviewers on this Amazon thang, out to join the jojo online digest. Too serious! This is not like David Lynch (who makes films and not music) nor is it not live Pee Wee Herman's New Kind of Neighborhood. It's a rockin' and a rolling and a singin' of songs -- New kind of Neighborhood!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 25, 2002
Format: Audio CD
...Or more songs about dancing and food. This is happy, jangly, upbeat, mid-tempo music. A short album (about 35 min) without a single guitar solo, but mucho cheerful strumming. Jonathan Richman isn't very ambitious here; sometimes it seems like he's making it up as they go along. The lyrics aren't very challenging, but they are relentlessly happy. He sings about purple squirt guns, riding his bike before it gets too dark, being loved, dancing, partying, with lots and lots of references to food - guacamole, corn, tomatoes, potatoes and the only reference to "falafel" I know of in any song. He sings words like: "Wangetty dangetty dingy dangetty dangetty dingy." And the music sounds like those words. It's the sort of music where you can tell what the whole album is like by listening to any five seconds of it. If you're feeling dour, this might be too upbeat for you. Either you hate it or love it. I personally loved it. I've listened to this CD every other day for the last half-year.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "happycapy22" on February 6, 2003
Format: Audio CD
1) Dancin' late at night: This is a good track, although not my favorite. I like the Lata Night Falafel Stand.
2) When Harpo Played his Harp: This is one of favorites of JR'S. It's sentimental and shows off his, well, quirky style.
3)Gail Loves Me: This actually grew on me!
4)New Kind of Neighborhood: This is very catchy!! Classic Modern Lovers!
5)African Lady: Although it's instrumental, I still reccomend it!
6)I love Hot Nights:This is probably my least favorite on the CD.
7)California Deset Party: If you like ANY of Jojo's music, you'll like this
8)Everything's gotta be right: I like this. No more to say!
9)This was OK.
10)This is remembering childhood, simalar feeling to "My Kind of Music"
11)I must have listened to this 5 or 6 times in a row. It's great!
This is alltogether a good album and a great addition to any Modern Lover's collection!
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