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Shoot-Out at Sesame Street: Jonathan Richman Talks!

Bill Holdship, Creem, May 1984

I HATE IT when my heroes get attacked. That's why I screamed "Ignorance!" and threw a copy of Musician magazine across the room when this capsule review of Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers' latest LP — Jonathan Sings! — appeared several months ago: "It's great that Jonathan Richman wants to be rock's great innocent, but does that mean he has to sound like he hasn't been toilet trained yet? Somebody point this guy toward Sesame Street."

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