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Jonathan Richman: In Love With The Modern World

Profile by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, September 1977

On the eve of Jonathan Richman's first British tour, Ian Birch traces his career ...

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers: Jonathan Sings

Review by Bill Black, Sounds, 1984

IT'S BEEN a long time since Jonathan Richman's last album, Back In Your Life, and apart from the release of some interesting Kim Fowley produced ...

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Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers: The Modern Lovers

Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, July 1976

I'D LIKE, if I might, to commence this review by borrowing an expression from Andy Childs, he of 'Zig Zag' and 'Fat Angel' fame. Okay ...

Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers: Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers

Review by Gene Sculatti, Crawdaddy!, October 1976

WHAT WE HAVE here, as every pop observer knows, is a four-piece band led by a highly eccentric singer-songwriter full of inspiration and highly visible ...

Beserkley Records: The Fabled Label

Overview by Ian Birch, Sounds, October 1976

SOME PLACES become legendary. Mystical meccas for the besotted. That is usually until you sample them first hand. ...

Jonathan Richman: Rock Poet Of Lower Middle-Class Suburbia

Live Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, October 1976

I'm in touch with the modern worldI'm in love with the modern worldI got the radio on(Radio on) ...

The Modern Lovers/Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers: The Modern Lovers; Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers

Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, November 1976

THERE'S SOMETHING LIKE five years between the recording of these two albums, so it comes as little surprise that they're almost totally different in style ...

Jonathan Richman: Town Hall, New York City

Live Review by Lester Bangs, New Musical Express, November 1976

THE FUNDAMENTAL things apply, as time goes by. Like Sister Ray, for instance. It had only been out for a couple of years when Jonathan ...

Jonathan Richman: Town Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Lisa Persky, New York Rocker, December 1976

AFTER AN almost unmentionable flight into vaudeville with the opening acts (a magician and a juggler) who suffered limitless abuse from the audience, Jonathan Richman ...

Jonathan Richman: A Roadrunner For Your Love‚Ä®

Interview by Craig Zeller, New York Rocker, February 1977

I'M STRAIGHT and I used to be in love with Jonathan Richman. Don't get me wrong: I still like him a helluva lot; whether he's ...

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers: Rock'n'Roll With The Modern Lovers (Beserkley PZ-34800, Import) ***** and then some

Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, June 1977

A sense of wonder ...

Danny Fields: The Fields Connection

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, July 1977

The Doors, MC5, Iggy & The Stooges, John Cale, Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers and The Ramones — without them the last ten years of ...

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers: Rock 'n' roll with The Modern Lovers (Beserkley)

Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, August 1977

A FRIEND of mine who has seen The Modern Lovers reckons they're the best band he's seen in about ten years, since The Who in ...

Johnathan Richman: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, September 1977

CONTRADICTION. (I don't wanna grow up; there's too much...) ...

Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, September 1977

IT CONFOUNDED all expectations. Cross a children's pantomime with a Charlie Chaplin movie and filter it through a gawky highschool kid who mimes awful ...

Jonathan Richman Melts An Old Cynic's Heart

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, October 1977

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers: Hammersmith Odeon, London ...

Jonathan Richman: If I Were A Richman...

Interview by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, October 1977

Does Jonathan still love the modern world? TIM LOTT finds out — or does he? ...

Jonathan Richman

Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, November 1977

I KNOW IT'S BEEN a hectic year full of surprises but if anything 1977 will go down as the year Jonathan Richman (a) Got in ...

The Modern Lovers: The Modern Lovers Live

Review by John Tobler, ZigZag, December 1977

WELL, I think that's the title, but anyway you should know that this is the vinyl result of Jonathan Richman's quite unforgettable concerts here a ...

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers: Live (Beserkley); The Tyla Gang: Yachtless (Beserkley)

Review by Dave Schulps, Crawdaddy!, April 1978

BESERKLEY RECORDS certainly keep things interesting. Slightly over a year ago they became the first American New Wave independent to secure a distribution deal with ...

Modern Lovers: Modern Lovers Live

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, April 1978

AS A RESULT of a fairly ridiculous chain of events, the ‘Home of the Hits’ has relocated (at least for the time being) from Berkeley, ...

Jonathan Richman: Back In Your Life

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, June 1979

THE OSCAR BRAND of the now generation returns with his first studio LP in quite a while. Amid the ceaseless confusion that is Beserkley Records, ...

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers: Rockin' And Romance (Rough Trade)

Review by Penny Kiley, Melody Maker, June 1985

IF JONATHAN RICHMAN'S single, 'That Summer Feeling', isn't a hit this year, you can only blame it on the Met Office. Richman, eternal cult figure, ...

Modern Romancer: Jonathan Richman

Report by Bill Black, Sounds, July 1985

Richman, you’re a Baby! Bill Black takes a rare opportunity to explore the eccentric psychology of a modern lover. ...

Hey There Little Insect! Whatever Happened To Beserkley Records?

Report and Interview by Julian Henry, Underground, March 1987

Julian Henry braves the wilds of West London to find out what did happen to Beserkley ...

Jonathan Richman: Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers

Review by Robert Sandall, Q, 1989

BESERKLEY HAVE re-issued their entire catalogue of Jonathan Richman albums but they should have stopped with this one, a brilliant piece of East Coast proto-punk ...

Jonathan Richman: The Man Who Hates Sitting Down

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, May 1993

OCCUPANTS OF automobiles cruising the road betwixt the crumbling house of Margaret Mitchell (she who wrote Gone With The Wind) and the shiny tower of ...

Jonathan Vaporizes

Report and Interview by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, December 1995

BAY AREA cult favorite Jonathan Richman is close to signing a recording deal with Vapor Records, the new label run by Neil Young and his ...

Jonathan Richman: The Echo, Los Angeles

Live Review by Roy Trakin, Hits, July 2012

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME since I've seen the legendary founder of the Modern Lovers, the man-child my fellow companion at a show once showered ...

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