Genre: Pop Rock
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers Rock 'n' Roll with the Modern Lovers LP

Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers

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1977 Album Reissued on Vinyl LP!

While his desire was for his band to be more of an acoustic/harmony-based endeavor, Jonathan was blindsided when his true debut was overtaken by a compilation of early recordings. Singles like "Roadrunner" and "Pablo Picasso" were in the forefront - but that did not deter Jonathan.

After original drummer David Robinson left, (eventually finding success with Hall of Famers The Cars), Richman hired D. Sharpe, and the band recorded and released the aptly titled Rock 'n' Roll with the Modern Lovers.

Now, one might wonder how "rock 'n' roll" an album with songs titled "Ice Cream Man," "Dodge Veg-O-Matic," and a version of "Wheels on the Bus" is - but Greil Marcus called it "the purist rock-and-roll album I've heard this year." And, due to the UK fascination with the band's perceived debut, "Egyptian Reggae" hit #5 on the singles charts!


  • Vinyl LP
  • Made in USA


Side One:

  1. The Sweeping Wind (Kwa Ti Feng)
  2. Ice Cream Man
  3. Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns
  4. Summer Morning
  5. Afternoon
  6. Fly Into The Mystery

Side Two:

  1. South American Folk Song
  2. Roller Coaster By The Sea
  3. Dodge Veg-O-Matic
  4. Egyptian Reggae
  5. Coomyah
  6. The Wheels On The Bus
  7. Angels Watching Over Me

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