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Led by Jonathan Richman, the protopunk band The Modern Lovers came out of Massachusetts in the early 1970s. Their classic debut album contained heartfelt songs about dating awkwardness, growing up in Massachusetts, and love of life. Many feel their best work is the first album and the outtakes from those sessions. The sound of the band owed a great deal to the influence of The Velvet Underground, but also…

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  • be mine!
  • I'm walking with my girlfriend....
  • i love this
  • no u
  • v enjoy your bleak and empty life without the magic of jonathan richman. you might have noted that neither lou reed, iggy pop or the mc5 sang about having a girl fren in the museum of fine arts in boston, lesbian bars or martian schoolgirls
  • That's a farce... I love JR, but he didn;t come before Iggy, Velvet Underground, or MC5
  • Seeing Jonathan Richman in concert, just him & an acoustic guitar, plus a guy who occasionally accompanied on bongos, was one of the greatest show of my life. JR was the first real honest punk.
  • <3
  • one of the greatest musicians of all times. not even kidding.
  • Jonathan Richman was/is such a badass

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