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Rock 'n' Roll with the Modern Lovers [Extra tracks, Import]

The Modern Lovers, Jonathan RichmanAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)


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listen  1. The Sweeping Wind (Kwa Ti Feng)Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 2:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Ice Cream ManJonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Rockin' Rockin' LeprechaunsJonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Summer MorningJonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. AfternoonJonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Fly Into MysteryJonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. South American Folk SongsThe Modern Lovers 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Roller Coaster By the SeaThe Modern Lovers 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Dodge Veg-O-MaticJonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Egyptian ReggaeJonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. CoomyahThe Modern Lovers 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Wheels On the BusJonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Angels Watching Over MeJonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 1:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Dodge Veg-O-Matic (Bonus Track) [Extended Version]The Modern Lovers 5:42$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 22, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: Castle
  • ASIN: B0001EMM56
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #413,407 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Digitally Remastered Reissue of One of the Essential Canons in the Jonathan Richman Catalog with One of his Best Albums. The Men's Bathroom at Cbs Studios in San Francisco Provided a Better Recording Environment that the Regular Studio and the Band Laid Down These Tracks with all the Reverb that Matthew King Kaufman Could Muster from the Tile Walls...and Boy Did They Deliver. Includes Classics Like "Ice Cream Man", "Rollercoaster by the Sea", "Egyptian Reggae" and More. Includes a Bonus Track, a Rare Extended Mix of "Dodge Veg-o-matic".

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars essential March 31, 2004
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Format:Audio CD
Jonathan at (maybe) his most childlike and at yet at the same time his most rockin, rockin in an acoustic fashion that is. I think he might have called it at the time the first all acoustic rock album. Anyway its him and his band in a room with a nice echo playing together with great empathy. This record is all about room feel and the sound of a band playing live, getting it together in a room, like an early rolling stones recording in mono. Its a great album, just look at the cover, how could you go wrong? Nice mastering on the c.d. as well. Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fly into the mystery with Jonathan! April 1, 2004
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Definitely one of my favorite Jonathan albums, probably only second to the "Pablo Picasso" era Modern Lovers. I was lucky enough to find a Beserkley copy on cd before it went out of print & got very collectible. Even if you paid alot for it on Ebay you still need to get this though. The bonus track is the full version of "Dodge Veg-o-matic" with Jonathan's ad-libbed spoken word intro which was only available on the "Beserkley Years" compilation in the cd era. The artwork is what really sets these Castle versions apart. Aside from the obligatory essay by someone you may or may not have heard of, the booklet features pictures & clippings, most of which I have never seen before in ten years of collecting cds. The merits of remastering are up for debate as far as I'm concerned, but if it matters to you, at least psychologically you'll notice the difference. As for why it's one of my favorites, I think the sound has alot to do with it, the vocals recorded in the bathroom a la Jim Morrison on "L.A. Woman". Also, his song selection was amazing. He went from the school bus to church to China to South America for good songs, & his originals have all the spirit & energy of a campfire singalong. The atmosphere in that room must have electric, even if the instrumentation was acoustic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BETTER THAN PROZAC January 23, 2005
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I NICKED THIS ALBUM FROM MY COLLEGE RADIO STATION AROUND 1985 OR SO. THIS AND THE FIRST JESUS AND MARY CHAIN LP WERE PRACTICALY THE ONLY THINGS I LISTENED TO SOPHOMORE YEAR. GOD,I WAS DEPRESSED. ANYWAY, THIS RECORD USE TO CHEER ME UP. EVERYONE SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO LISTEN TO THIS RECORD BEFORE BEING PRESCRIBED PROZAC. IF 'ROLLERCOASTER BY THE SEA' DOSENT CHEER YOU UP, THEN TAKE THE GAS PIPE.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jonathan Gets Even More Gentle October 24, 2012
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See my review of "Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers" for the circumstances under which I first encountered this album in 1978. Here Jonathan cut back on amplification even more than on that previous album, so that the thing really sounds like it was recorded in a garage. And that's just what he wanted. It was always a simple joy to put this on for anyone in the 70s, which were all about tremendous stereo sound, and see them react to the incredibly lo-fi sound that defied all expectations about what rock music was supposed to be about. We start to get into real folk without the rock here; the album starts with an instrumental called "The Sweeping Wind", which is just a sweet acoustic guitar lead over strummed guitar and a bargain-basement drum kit. With the second track "Ice Cream Man", you know we're going to get into deep childhood reminiscence. Back then, so many 20-somethings did NOT want to do that (that's probably always been true) and so they started to HATE the new Jonathan, who, to them, showed such promise with his early 70s pre-punk primitivism. This was primitivism of a different sort, a return to childhood, and I remember several reviews calling it just "stupid". You want stupid? I'll show you stupid. Try the next track "Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns", wherein this happens: "In the park, nearly dark, what do I now hear; hark, hark, is it really leprechauns, and have they come back to rock 'n' roll? Yes, it's them, they're on the lawn, been so long since they've been gone. Mother nature's leprechauns have come back to rock 'n' roll. Dadada dun da da da da da da da....." This is childish stupidity in your face, and a soul-winning anthem for those of us who challenge the self-conscious pseudo-seriousness of the arbiters of cool in any era. Read more ›
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