Chewing Gum Wrapper: Jonathan Richman

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  1. hedley Says:

    At one point in his career Jonathan and The Modern Lovers were ready to blow the doors off . they were on the front end of the new wave movement with songs like “Pablo Picasso” and the marvelous “Road runner” – that first self titled album in 76 said it was all gonna happen.. It was 1976

    And it didnt.

    Jonathan swerved into songs about Martian Martians, Abominable Snowmen and Egyptian Reggae and frankly it was gone. Until the world got pandemicy it wasnt difficult to wander in to a small theater or record store and listen to an hour or so of whimsy. Last time I bought a ticket but didnt bother to go.

    He might have been a contender. Instead his shadow is over a very brief period when I was giving up being a bank clerk and heading for college.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I didn’t know Jonathan Richmond until not that long ago. Jonathan and The Modern Lovers definitely flew under my radar. I think I’ll have to go back to those early days you mentioned, especially Road Runner.

      I missed all those songs about Martians and Yeti. I’ll have to look those up as well.

  2. Rowen Says:

    Captivated by a piece of discarded packaging—a song of infatuation for our time. Will all the lonely wrappers find that certain someone, or at least a wink and a smile?


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